The Irish Festival is one of the most popular Irish events in Australia, gathering both locals and foreigners together to celebrate their Irish roots in a day of family fun.
Held on the Sunday before Saint Patrick’s Day, the festival attracts people from every culture to enjoy what is best about the Irish; music, food and dance.
Irish Festival 2017 Dates, St. Patricks Day Edinburgh Gardens Melbourne
The family-friendly event boasts numerous activities for kids to make sure that they remain entertained all throughout the Irish Festival. Kids can enjoy craft activities, a petting zoo, face painting, racing as well as a number of other fun activities.
For the adults, there is lots of entertainment at the festival including live music and Irish dance performances. In 2017, there will be a number of fabulous acts on the main festival stage including traditional Irish musicas well as an intimate “session tent” for smaller musical acts for visitors to come and enjoy.
What is a great festival without great food? The event offers amazing food and delectable delicacies prepared by local vendors to retain the authentic Irish taste that remains true to Ireland.
The Irish Festival is a day of fun and frivolity and all are welcome, you don’t have to be Irish to attend or enjoy the festival. Come and discover what makes the Irish culture so unique by coming to check out this fun festival.
The Irish Festival is an outdoor event, so make sure to check the weather and wear appropriate clothing as March in Melbourne can often be cold. The Irish Festival is a FREE event.