St Patrick's Day In Brisbane 2018

St Patrick's Day in Brisbane 2018 is shaping up to be the best ever with the annual St Patrick's Day Parade ending in an all-day shindig in the City Botanic Gardens and a bunch of top celebrations around town, including the inaugural Paddyfest at Eagle Farm.

Here are 5 of the best places around Brisbane to go green and release your inner leprechaun on St Patrick's Day.

Paddyfest

Historic Eagle Farm Racecourse turns green for the Inaugural Paddyfest, with food trucks including the Irish Diddly Dee serving Guinness pies and Irish stew , Guinness galore, green cocktails including Shamrock Juice and Leprechaun Punch Bowls, Irish dancers, the City of Brisbane Pipe Band, Tartan Shamrock, Ukelele Death Squad, wing-eating competitions and stand-up comedy from everyone's fave Irish-Oz comedian Jimeoin. 230 Lancaster Rd Ascot. 11am-10pm. Tickets A $15-$65 Child 12yrs & under free...more

St Patrick's Day Parade

Once again the streets of Brisbane CBD will be lined with green as the St Patrick's Day parade makes its way through the city for the 29th year, with more than 80 floats and displays. After the parade the celebrations continue in the City Botanic Gardens with Picnic in the Gardens featuring  live music from Celtic Fusion and delicious food and drinks from some 30 stalls, The Parade commences in Alice St, turning right at George St until Mary St, where it turns right and heads north to Edward St until turning back into Alice St and finishing at entrance to the City Botanic Gardens. Parade 10.30am-11.30am. Picnic in the Gardens 8am-2pm. Free....more

Finn McCool's

The Valley's best Irish pub is hosting another epic St Patrick's Day celebration, taking over the Brunswick St Mall with 2 stages of live entertainment that will be pumping all day, with a line-up including Murphy's Pigs, Queensland Irish Pipe Band, The Gathering, Irish dancers and more. Food and drink will be available from Irish food stalls, pop up bars and a vintage truck with Irish beers - Kilkenny, Magners and Guinness - on tap. Doors open form 10am and the fun and festivities continue through the day and night until 5am on Sunday. Brunswick St Mall, Fortitude Valley. 10am-5am. Free entry...more

Irish Murphy's

The 19th century landmark city pub that is home to Irish Murphy's, located just 200m from the St Patrick's Day parade will be packed with revellers in green on all of its 3 levels for St Patrick's day, with 'the biggest craic in the southern hemisphere'. Featuring some of the best Irish entertainment in Queensland with a jam packed day of Frank McKernan, Locky, The Gathering, Berst , Ramjet and DJ Sumo, the doors will be open from 10am and the drinks will keep flowing well into the wee hours of the morning. Elizabeth St cnr George St Brisbane CBD. 10am-5am...more

Harrigan's Drift Inn 

The traditional Irish pub can be found south on the waterfront at Jacobs Well, with beer garden overlooking the water, open fireplace, and serving hearty Irish cuisine and beer. For St Patrick's Day there's a traditional Irish lunch and dinner with entertainment by Sarah Calderwood and Irish dancers in the evening, then on Sunday the celebration continues with live performances by Murphy's Pigs and Irish Dancers from 1pm. Harrigan's Lane, Jacobs Well. Mar 17 12pm-late, Mar 18 1pm...more

To keep the Irish spirit going for the rest of the weekend, the Queensland Irish Choir will be performing at The German Club on Mar 18 from 2-4pm. Vulture St East Brisbane. 

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