Thoroughly thankful to be back after a pandemic-related hiatus in 2020, Brisbane’s Irish Community took to the streets between March 5th and 19th in a hearty celebration of the return of St. Patrick’s Day festivities for 2022. A variety of events and activities were held, including the annual City Centre parade on March 12th.
With marching bands, dancers, musicians, singers, and an array of floats representing Irish culture, the Radio 4EB Irish group attended the parade with the Outside Broadcast van and proudly positioned with accompanying Irish regalia, handed out Radio 4EB Irish Program logo pens to adults and crayons to children. Fittingly, the theme for this year’s festival was “Celebrating Frontline Workers”, thanking firefighters, healthcare staff, and emergency response teams for their efforts during both the pandemic and recent flood crisis’.
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been conducted in Brisbane’s streets since 1989. Filling the inner-city with a colorful convoy of more than 80 floats and displays, the parade celebrates the very best of Irish culture in Brisbane. Free community-oriented entertainment for all ages, Irish or not, the event is unarguably one of Brisbane’s most ‘festive’ festivals. For full details on all festival attractions and info for 2023, head to Brisbane Irish Festival.