The 4 day family event, which runs from 17-20 March, will be visual feast with a kaleidoscope of colour and pageantry in celebration of the National holiday. It is expected to attract over 80,000 people to the City over the weekend.
Each day will be bursting with family fun, kicking off with the carnival-like Parade itself on St. Patrick's Day, which will feature jaw dropping street theatre, pageantry, and up to 3000 community and voluntary groups. Celebrating this special centenary year, the theme of this year's parade is 1916-The Legacy and there will be many 1916 commemoration events happening in venues throughout Cork over the weekend.
The streets of Cork will be awash with talented mime artists, jugglers and magicians from around the world, and there will be a fantastic line-up of live music on the stage at Grand Parade over the 4 days.
There will also be creative workshops in Bishop Lucey Park, a local food and crafts market on Grand Parade, and a traditional commemorative music concert on St. Patrick's night AISEIRI 1916.