As you know, St. Patrick’s Festival Kilkenny has a packed 5 day festival programme March 15th – 19th. Featuring marching bands, carnival rides, a whopper St. Patrick’s Day and more! In this post we’ve picked out the best street entertainment events that are free for all the family to attend:

Sbandieratori | Italian Flag wavers | Thursday 16th March | 9.15am & 2.30pm | The Parade, Kilkenny city.

Fireflame |Fire Show suitable for all ages | Thursday 16th March | 7pm | John’s Quay, Kilkenny

Castle Park Festivities | Run away to the circus with workshops, dress up and performers! | Friday 17th March | 11am – 5pm | Kilkenny Castle Park

Mr. Boom’s Drum Show | Fun drum show where all ages can get involved! | Friday 17th at 4pm & Saturday 18th March at 12pm & 3pm | Mayors Walk, Kilkenny city

Fuinneamh | Large community drum where everyone can have a go! | Friday 17th March & Saturday 18th March | 1-6pm | Canal Square, Kilkenny city

Hakuna Matata | Acrobatic show | Friday 17th March | 4.30pm | Canal Square, Kilkenny city

Funky Fi | Chinese Pole Show | Saturday 18th March | 2pm & 4pm | Canal Square, Kilkenny city

Absurdist Pipe Band | Clowning around the streets with their music | Saturday 18th March 5-7pm & Sunday 19th March 12pm-3pm | Kilkenny city streets

Stiltwalkers & Unicyclist Juggler | Thursday 16th & Sunday 19th March | 1-5pm | The Parade, Kilkenny city

From Thursday to Sunday the Festival Market will be open on the Parade and there are events happening around the city. Check out our day by day guide right here!