After the phenomenal success of last year’s first ever three day festival in Waterford,  Waterford City & County Council is delighted to welcome you back in 2023 to the St. Patrick’s Day Festival in the City, including the Waterford St. Patrick’s Day parade on Friday March 17th!

The St. Patrick’s Day Festival will run for three fun-filled days from 16th – 19th March 2023 in Waterford City and will celebrate the very best of what Waterford has to offer, and what makes it the best place to live, work and visit.

We’ve long been recognised for our strong cultural scene and this year’s extended St. Patrick’s Day Festival will make for a fun filled and exciting weekend.

The city is easily accessible for families to enjoy the festivities. With an array of shopping & dining choices in the City, our St. Patrick’s Day Festival gives you an extra opportunity to experience what Waterford has to offer.

Full Festival and Parade details are available here.

View our Parade route here


View the Parade Route and grab the best vantage point !

View a gallery of previous year's parades

Look back on Waterford’s past parades, including “The Greening” from 2021.

Grand Marshall : KELYN CASSIDY

This year’s parade theme is
“The Best of Waterford”


This year’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival is brought to you by Waterford City & County Council in partnership with EveryEvent.

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