The St. Patrick's Day parade will be on Saturday the 16th March 2019 and will begin and end at Kungsträdgården!!
St Patrick's Day - is a day to celebrate being Irish, loving Ireland or enjoying it's wonderful craic and culture! You don't have be Irish to enjoy the day, everyone is invited!
The parade is arranged annually by the Swedish-Irish Society, with support this year from the Irish Embassy, Irish Emigrant Support programme and sponsors O'Dwyer Goldsmith and Tourism Ireland.
GATHERING AND PRE-PARADE ACTIVITIES
We will gather at Kungsträdgården, by the stage. Come along at 11:00 and soak up the atmosphere, catch up with old friends or meet some new ones. There will be face-painting, balloons, costumes and other activities - learn a few phrases of Irish, or try some Irish dancing steps! Come early!
A TASTE OF IRELAND
During the day you will get the chance to try some fabulous Irish and Irish inspired food from fish and chips (Milner's Fish and Chips) to some Irish tea. There'll be lots of food to try so make sure you get there before it all runs out!
The parade will depart at 13:00 led as always by St Patrick, the Irish Ambassador to Sweden, guest UN Veterans Pipe band flown in from Ireland, majestic Irish wolfhounds, the wonderful Stockholm Pipe Band and hundreds of happy people in a colourful and fun spectacle and more!
The parade route will wind back to Kungsträdgården so you can join in at any part but the most fun is to do the whole walk!
Parade route: Kungsträdgården via Jussi Björlings allé – Hamngatan – Birger Jarlsgatan – Sturegatan – Linnégatan – Sibyllegatan – Väpnargatan – Artillerigatan – Strandvägen - Nybroplan - Hamngatan till Kungsträdgården
IRISH CULTURE CONCERT
Music and dance will follow during a cultural concert at Kungsträdgården by Fada, Aingeala de Burca, Ciara, the Irish Stockholm trad group and the Stockholm Set Dancers. St. Patrick will lead and let you know about what's going on in the country!
The Swedish-Irish Society is a member driven, volunteer community organisation. You can read about it on http://swedishirish.com. Membership is open to all and is just 100kr for the 1st year (150-200kr thereafter) and the membership fee helps to keep the society and this parade going! Link to the membership page is here: Join us!
With huge thanks to the 2019 supporters and sponsors:
The Government of Ireland's Emigrant Support Programme
The Embassy of Ireland in Sweden
O'Dwyer Goldsmith (based in Liljeholmen, Stockholm)
Tourism Ireland/Discover Ireland (Ireland's tourist board)
The parade is subject to Polis permission, local authority licence and sponsor-financing.