St. Patrick’s Festival 2020

Limerick St. Patrick’s Festival 2020 takes place from Sunday 15th – Tuesday 17th March with a series of events celebrating our National Holiday. Highlights of the festival include the colourful and energetic St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the 50th anniversary of the Limerick International Band Championship featuring more than 1,300 musicians.

Limerick’s St. Patrick’s Festival celebrations will burst into life at midday on Tuesday 17th March for Ireland’s largest regional St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade, which is being co-ordinated by Grooveyard Productions on behalf of Limerick City and County Council, will feature thousands of participants from various community groups, companies, bands and sports clubs from across Limerick and further afield.

The theme of this year’s Limerick St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been announced as ‘Our Future is Green’. Limerick’s businesses, community, sporting, and voluntary groups are being asked to showcase their green credentials as part of this year’s Limerick St Patrick’s Festival. Parade participants are also asked to declare their Green Action for 2020. This could be greener transport initiatives, switching to greener energy in their hub or clubhouse, or it could be a project they are planning to undertake during the year.

Organisers would like participants to explore this important topic in imaginative and engaging ways and remind people that our climate is a very fragile thing and to celebrate Limerick’s designation as a European Green Leaf City for 2020. The European Green Leaf Award is a competition aimed at cities and towns across Europe, with populations between 20,000 and 100,000 inhabitants. The award recognises commitment to better environmental outcomes, with a particular focus on efforts to generate green growth and new jobs.