St Patrick's Day
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St Patrick's Day

Sláinte! Come celebrate St Paddy’s Day with fun, festivities and a pint of Guinness at The Rocks.
14 Mar 2020
17 Mar 2020
**The organisers of the St Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival have decided to cancel their event on Sunday 15 March. 

The Rocks Markets and retailers will be trading as usual.** 

It’s time to paint the town green! Enjoy live music, entertainment and traditional Irish dancing right here in Sydney’s heritage heart. There’s traditional fare and cold Guinness on tap - it really doesn’t get much more Irish than St. Patrick’s Day in The Rocks.
The Sydney St. Patrick’s Day Festival is returning to The Rocks, and this year it’s going to be bigger and better than ever with First Fleet Park will becoming the home of the official festival celebrations. ​

Head to the park to enjoy our official festival bar, live entertainment, traditional foodie fare, craft stores and more.​

Weekend Celebrations at The Mercantile

Sydney’s oldest Irish pub, The Mercantile Hotel, will be kicking-off the festivities on Saturday 14 - Sunday 15 March. They’re taking over the end of George Street for a full weekend of celebrations. The annual Irish Dancing Competition, will return to The Rocks for its second year, running from 10.30am to 2.30pm, followed by much loved local Irish band, Blackwater. They’re belting out tunes, live and loud from 3.30pm before pop-rock cover band, The Soniks, take the stage and wrap up the night.

Live Entertainment

Once the parade wraps up, you’ll be able to roll out a picnic rug in First Fleet Park. It’s the ultimate spot to enjoy an afternoon of live music, with acts including Medusa’s Wake, Susan O’Neill aka SON and The Bottlers. You’ll find a wide range of family-friendly activities too, including interactive Irish dancing lessons, face painting and an introduction to the Irish language. The celebrations include two handy bar and food stalls, so you can grab a cold pint of the ‘Black Stuff’ while you take in the festivities.

St Patrick's Day Breakfast

Top of the morning! The annual St. Patrick’s Day breakfast is returning to The Mercantile on Tuesday 17 March. 

From 7am, enjoy a deliciously hearty full Irish breakfast, Irish coffee and a two-hour beverage package, from $90. It’s the perfect kick start your Tuesday morning. Then from 9.30am till late, you’ll be able to enjoy live music and entertainment.

Note: This event is now trading in it's usual footprint at The Mercantile, so capacity is now limited.