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Archived: Celebrate St Patrick's Day in the city

17 March, 2024

It's that time of year again, the day the Irish (and everyone else who wishes they were) don their best green outfits and celebrate in style. So raid your wardrobe, put on that ‘kiss me I’m Irish’ pin and head into the heart of the city for some great craic and plenty of ways to celebrate St Patrick's Day!

St Patrick's Day Festival parade

St Patrick's Festival Parade | Queen Street | 12pm-1pm
Starting at midday, this festive parade will see colourful floats, marching bands, dance performers and more making their way down Queen Street. 


Irish Music and Dance Festival | Te Komititanga | 10.30am-3.30pm 
After the St Patrick's Day parade down Queen Street, the celebrations will continue down at Te Komititanga Square (near Commercial Bay/Britomart Station). The entire family will be able to enjoy dancing, music, face-painting, balloon twisting, arts and crafts, and more.

Happy hour rudis

St Patrick's Day at Dr Rudi's | Dr Rudi's Rooftop Brewing co. 
Dr Rudi's will be celebrating St Paddy's in style all day long. They'll be open from 9am, serving all the classic Irish breakfast treats - think black pudding, beans and more. Plus, you'll be able to dance the afternoon away with live music from 2.30pm. 

St Patrick's Day at Danny Doolans

Celebrate St Patrick's Day in style | Danny Doolans
This year, Danny Doolans are doing St Patrick's Day even bigger and better than the last. They'll be kicking things off with a full Irish breakfast from 8am-11am. Followed by live music, Irish dancing, stout, whiskey and plenty of craic! 

Wynyard Pavilion - St Patrick's Day

St Paddy's at The Pav | Wynyard Pavilion 
Open from 9am, Wynyard Pavilion are kicking St Patrick's Day off with a screening of the England vs. France 6 nations match and Guinness on tap! 'Pat for President' will be bringing the musical tomfoolery from 1.30pm-4.30pm, plus there will be special spot prizes for the Pav's Guinness drinking pals. Book your table here

Dans le noir

St Patrick's Day in the Dark | Grand Millennium Auckland
This unique opportunity with Dans le Noir will see you celebrating St. Patrick's Day like never before!
Embark on an extraordinary culinary adventure where your taste buds and senses will be put to
the test in complete darkness. From March 14th to 16th, join in for a gastronomic journey filled with 3-course surprise menu paired with delicious craft beers and whiskeys. 

Look the part | Look Sharp Store 
Get your green on for Ireland's national day and head to Look Sharp for green accessories and Irish costumes! 

Green Sky Tower

Snap a picture of the first global landmark to light up green | SkyCity 
SkyCity will be lighting the Sky Tower green for St Patrick's Day, commencing the 'Global Greening' effect, whereby New Zealand is the first global landmark to light up green! 


Check out the street lights bringing the city centre to life | Queen Street 
The Queen Street lights will also turn green in celebration of the Irish! 

Irish pubs in the city

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Last updated: 31 March 2024

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