We are delighted to announce that St. Patrick’s Festival Kilkenny 2023 will take place from Wednesday 15th  – Sunday the 19th March 2023. There will be American Marching Bands, the Big Wheel, Festival Market, Street Entertainment, Workshops, Live Music, plus lots more!

The centre-piece of the festival remains the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Taking place through the streets of Kilkenny on March 17th, it is an event that brings together community, culture and creativity. Parade application forms are now open. We’d love for you to be involved!

The Parade is open to Clubs, Community Groups, Charities, Sports Groups, Tourist Organisations, Schools & Businesses. Participants in the Parade should be colourful and animated. Entertain through your costume and performance.

Complete the entry form below and let us know what you’re planning for the Kilkenny St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2023:


When completing the application please take note of the terms and conditions of entry. 

Get thinking and planning and use your imagination and talents to come up with an entertaining and engaging Parade entry. We’re so excited to see what you come up with!