Sydney St Patrick’s Day

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St Patrick's Day celebrations at P.J O' Brien's Irish pub at Southbank, Melbourne. Picture: Ellen Smith

Sydney St Patrick’s Day – Sunday 18th March

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St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most celebrated days of any patron saint in the world and, with Australia’s huge Irish contingent, the land Down Under is a great place to celebrate the day.
So, if you’re Irish and you are used to celebrating the event in a cold, wet and dreary Ireland then you’re really going to love the spectacle of a Paddy’s Day in sunny Oz. It’s no secret that the Irish, like most of us, like a good drink from time to time and on St. Patrick’s Day it’s the law that every Irishman, and anyone who has even the most distant of Irish blood in them, drinks their own bodyweight in Guinness.
So the fact that your great, great, great grandfather’s sister’s dog was half Irish means you too are allowed to get full of the black gold.
But of course St Patrick’s Day isn’t all about getting obscenely drunk and singing Danny Boy repeatedly until your mates throw you in a taxi home.
There is lots to do in Australia over the period of St. Patrick’s Day, which as you all know is on March 18th. In Sydney, which has a huge number of Irish people, both backpackers and ex-pats, there are loads of Irish pubs offering Irish themed nights, live Irish bands and discount drinks over the week of St. Patrick’s and on Saturday, March 18th, a St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place in the city.

Sydney St Patrick’s Day 2018 – Events 

The Entertainment Quarter – Moore Park, NSW 2021

The Sydney St. Patrick’s Day in partnership with Tourism Ireland is turning the iconic Sydney Opera House green on St Patrick’s Day. This is a welcomed return for the Sydney Opera House having last been lit up in 2014 under this initiative.

Now in its ninth year, Sydney joins a host of other international cities to the take part in the ‘Global Greening’ initiative. The iconic Sydney Opera House will join other Australian sites getting in on the action, including the Big Kangaroo Border Village, Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney Town Hall, The Bell Tower, Council House and Elizabeth Quay in Perth and QPAC in Brisbane.

Among this year’s global landmarks to turn green are the iconic fountains in London’s Trafalgar Square, the Colosseum in Rome, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Sky Tower in Auckland, Niagara Falls and the London Eye.

President of the Sydney St. Patrick’s Day Committee Robert Kineavy said: ‘as the national holiday that is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other, St. Patrick’s Day is the day when everyone wants to be Irish. Renowned as a day that fills our hearts and minds with Irish pride and the streets with all things green, 2018 is shaping up to be another big year for Sydney’.

The Sydney celebration traditionally takes place on a Sunday and this year will be no different with the festivities taking place in the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park on Sunday 18th March. There will be a variety of music on the big stage from 12pm, a children’s parade and play area with bouncing castles and face painting galore, Irish dancers and marching bands displaying the very best in local talent. With lots of amazing food and drink stalls to keep attendees refreshed during the day. Make plans to get there early, grab a great vantage point and enjoy the best celebration in the country.

Mick O’Malley’s 

O’Malley’s opening their doors from 10am live.

Live Entertainment starting at 11am through until 11:30pm, then watch the Six Nations match between Ireland and England! But it’s not over there, then they have house music playing through until 5am for all you party animals out there!

Check out the specific times below and don’t let it pass as it’ll be one hell of a day!

11am-2pm, Murphy’s Pigs

2:30-3:00pm, Queensland pipes and drums association

3:15-6:15pm, Ger Fennelly

6:30-7:00pm, Queensland pipes and drums association

7:30-11:30pm, Bam Duo

12:00- 2:00am, Ireland vs England Six Nations

2:00- 5:00am, House music.


PJ O’Briens – Sydney 

Everyone is welcome at P.J.O’Brien’s Sydney, come and discover the craic and join in the fun and festivities that is St.Patrick’s Day – celebrated the world over.
Ensure you have secured your spot at the best Irish Pub in Sydney for a festival weekend celebrating St.Patrick’s Day 2018.

We are taking Lunch Bookings direct so please call the venue 9290 1811 –
Live Music from 6pm



Doors Open 8am
Live Irish Entertainment from 8am
Featuring Irish Dancers & Live Irish Music

Doors open 1pm
Continue the celebrations with Live Music, Drink Specials & more.
Join the craic at our Irish Festival After Party from 6pm.

View weekend Bar Menu here



Doors open 8am

11am-2pm Cara & Cabbage
2-5pm Bacon & Cabbage
5-8pm Bacon & Cabbage with Dave Power and Jeff DeAraujo
8-11pm Electric shoes with Voli & Adam
6pm –DJ Skippy Eire – Basement
Followed by DJ till 2am

Irish Dancers Live on St. Patrick’s Day at 2pm & 4pm.

$18 Full Irish Breakfast From 8AM – 12pm
Includes: Complimentary Paddy’s Day Hat

St. PATRICKS DAY After Party – SATURDAY 18th March


The Mercantile Hotel 

The Mercantile hotel to take over the George Street with pop-up bars and food stalls and of course with music.

”For the first time in over 20 years, we have been granted access to George Street which means we will be taking over The Rocks Market space! There will be pop-up bars & food stalls, Irish dancing from Currie-Henderson Dance School & entertainers including a face painter & magician. Let’s not forget our amazing line up of musicians, including Backwater, Shindig, Shaylee Wilde & The Soniks. What a day we have planned!”


SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2018 10:00 AM
SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2018 3:30 AM