Dublin’s 39th St. Patrick’s Day Celebration will be held Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19, 2023. The festival activities and entertainment will run 10am-5pm both days and is held rain or shine.
The 2023 St. Patrick’s Day Festival’s visitors will enjoy a variety of events such as:
- Firefighters Pancake Breakfast.
- St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
- Shamrock 5K Fun Run & Walk.
- Food and Drinks – International food stalls.
- Shopping – More than 250 booths selling crafts, food, jewelry and more.
- Carnival Rides & Games – Enjoyment for the whole family.
- Music – Live concerts.
- Entertainment – Irish Music and Dance.
Annual Firefighters Pancake Breakfast
Green pancakes anyone? Enjoy a delicious hot pancake and sausage breakfast served fresh off the griddle by the firefighters from Local 55. The cost is only $5.00 per person and the funds are used to support charitable efforts funded by Local 55. It’s a perfect way to start the morning before finding a seat for the parade or heading over to the festival!
- Saturday, March 18, 2023
- 7:00 a.m – 10:00 a.m.
- Fire Station #16, 7494 Donohue Drive in Dublin
- (At the corner of Donohue Drive and Amador Valley Blvd.)
- $5 per person
39th St. Patrick’s Day Parade
After a hearty breakfast at the Firefighters’ Local 55 Pancake Breakfast, residents and guests can find a spot in Downtown Dublin to watch the Dublin Lions Club St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which begins Saturday, March 18 at 9:30 a.m. The parade kicks-off at Dublin Boulevard and Amador Plaza Road, traveling east on Dublin Boulevard, north on Village Parkway, and west on Amador Valley Boulevard, ending near the Dublin Senior Center. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets to watch from along the parade route. The parade features more than 80 entries, including festive marching bands and floats, Irish bagpipes, local dance troupes, equestrians, and more.
This is a rain or shine event, so be prepared with rain gear in case of foul weather!
2023 Shamrock 5K Fun Run & Walk presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods
Join in the fun and festivities of the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration by participating in the Shamrock 5k Fun Run and Walk. Lace up those running shores, put on your favorite green, and head out to run or walk.
- Sunday, March 19, 2023
- 8:30am race start time
- 1 Mile 5K course.
- Commemorative event t-shirt for all participants registered by March 3, 2023.
- First three finishers in each age group in the Competitive Division will receive a medallion and a Dick’s Sporting Goods gift certificate.
- Open to everyone! Run or walk our 5K route.
- Enjoy a post-race celebration with refreshments, entertainment, and prize drawings!
- Join the over 2,000 participants in this fun event!
- This is a rain or shine event!
The Shamrock 5K Fun Run and Walk is part of the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration which features three stages of Irish music and dancing; over 250 festival booths; and plenty of Irish food and drink!
For more information on the Fun Run including route map, parking and directions, and how to register, please visit the Event Registration Page. For questions, please contact Anthony Calvo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Things to Do at the Festival
Entertainment – Three Stages of Irish Music and Dance! (See schedule)
You’ll find everything from traditional Irish folk music to Celtic Rock and bagpipes performing throughout Saturday and Sunday on two stages. And don’t miss the Irish Dancers performing continuously on the Dance Stage.
Food and Drink – An International Food Court!
An expanded Irish menu will feature corned beef sliders; Irish bangers and mash; Guinness-marinated tri-tip on Irish soda bread; boxty; and, of course, fish and chips! Traditional festival favorites like kettle corn and corn dogs, along with international choices, such as teriyaki chicken and beef kabobs, will also be served.
Shopping – Over 250 Booths!
The Irish Marketplace will feature unique Celtic artwork, Irish tartans, hand knit wool sweaters, shawls, beautiful Celtic jewelry, and more! Other vendors will include arts and crafts booths, commercial vendors, non-profits groups, and sponsors.
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Irish Tea Cottage
Enjoy lively Irish music along with a steaming cup of Irish tea, served with delicious shortbread and scones. Open Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For the festival’s program, directions and parking, parade route and more details visit the festival’s website at www.DublinStPats.com.
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