St. Patrick’s Festival Bray 2023

On Friday, March 17th, the parade will explode onto the streets of Bray, celebrating the many cultures, communities and organisations of the town. The success of the parade is down to the contributions made by the local community, without whom it would not be possible.

The St Patrick’s Festival Bray committee is planning to provide a colourful display for the thousands of spectators, who visit Bray for the parade. There are several different categories of awards, the winners of which will be selected by the judges on the viewing stand.

The parade will kick off at 2 pm starting at the Town Hall and finishing at the reviewing stand on the Seafront.
Bray’s St. Patrick’s Festival and Parade are proudly brought to you by the Bray & District Chamber of Commerce, Wicklow County Council and

2023 details to follow at St Patrick’s Festival Bray


St Patrick’s Day Carnival in Bray 2022

Bray rolls out the green carpet as the St. Patrick’s Festival and Parade makes a welcome return after a two-year absence. The festival will run from Wednesday, March 16th until Sunday, March 20th, 2022.

Top-class family entertainment is guaranteed with Bird’s Euroshow Funfair, an open-air Céilí, street theatre, walks, trails, a treasure hunt, the Bray Parade or simply catch some great live music at one of the many venues throughout the town.

President of the Bray & District Chamber of Commerce, Sarah Finnegan said ‘I’m really delighted to see the return of Bray’s St. Patrick’s Festival and Parade. The festival showcases the very best of Irish culture and craic. We hope you enjoy all we have to offer over the five-day festival’.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will return to the streets of Bray, celebrating the many cultures, communities and organisations. The Parade will take on a new route this year, with excellent vantage points for all to get a chance to admire the strong 1,500 participants as they will weave their way through the town in spectacular fashion.

This year, we have teamed up with the Bray Autism Friendly Group and we are delighted to say that there will be a quiet zone at the Parade on the corner of Quinsboro Road and the Carlisle grounds.

The Parade Grand Marshall this year is Bray ‘Person of the Year’ Broadcaster Declan Meehan.

There will be road closures in place on Thursday, March 17th from 1 pm until after 3 pm to facilitate the new Parade route. Roads affected include Main Street, Florence Road, Eglinton Road, Quinsboro Road, Seymour Road, Seapoint Road, Strand Road and surrounding junctions.

This year’s St. Patrick’s Festival has something for all the family. Take a look at the highlights:

Festival Events Information 2022

St. Patrick’s Festival Parade

The festival’s main event, the Bray Parade will kick off at 2 pm from the Town Hall to the viewing stand at the northern part of the Seafront. 

To Find Out More About The Bray St. Patrick’s Parade

All information stated on this page and in the festival pocket guide is correct at the time of publication. All events are subject to change without notice and may be dependant on weather. 

Festival Pocket Guide 

Download the 2022 St. Patrick’s Festival Bray Pocket Guide – Please consider the environment before printing! 

The Funfair Mile

Once again Bray welcome back Bird’s Euroshow Funfair, the largest funfair in the country. All your favourite rides will cover Bray’s mile long seafront. This year it boasts 20 rides and welcomes 4 new additions that are sure to give you the thrill of your life. Rides include the dreaded Ghost Train, the dizzy Waltzer, the colourful Carousel and of course Bounce World for the children so there should be something for all of the family.

The Funfair will run from the 16 to 20 March

Date:  16 March to 20 March

Where: Bray Seafront!

Time: from 12.00 to 22.00 each day

Free Event – Attractions are individually priced more information from the box office on the ground.

St. Patrick’s Bray Head Walk

Dust off those hiking boots and get hiking this St. Patrick’s Weekend. Take in some of the most stunning views of Bray and surrounding areas with a guided walk with Bray Adventures up and around the amazing Bray Head. You just need to bring your own refreshments. *Persons under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Places are limited, booking is essential.

Date: Saturday 18th March 2022

Where: Start at Scenic Car Park

Time: 10 am

Free Event –

Bray Vintage Car Display

Bandstand, Seafront – Sun 19th March – 2pm to 4pm Come along and view the wonderful vintage cars from The Bray Vintage Car club on display.



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