Singapore Celebrates the Largest St. Patrick’s Day Festival along the Iconic Singapore River

Presented by Singapore River One for the fourth year running, the annual St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival held on 19 and 20 March will feature fun-filled activities for both young and old. For the 11th year running, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on 20 March. The gathering point of Singapore’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be at the Raffles Landing Site (Sir Stamford Raffles statue) at 2.30pm and end off at UOB Plaza.

Everyone joining the parade is welcomed to don their best green outfit as an act of camaraderie. The culmination of festivities marks the largest-Irish celebration in Southeast Asia with over 20,000 attendees to the festival last year.

St Patrick's Day stage performance

“We are delighted to be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Singapore for the 11th year along the iconic Singapore River this year. People from all walks of life would have an opportunity to join in the merriment with fun activities and music, similar to how it is celebrated in Ireland and around the world” said Parade Chairman Colin MacDonald.

“The parade is a little taste of Irish tradition and culture that signifies Singapore’s and Ireland’s kinship and friendship.”

St Patrick's Day 2016

Returning to the parade streets for the march this year includes St. Patrick’s School Singapore, the Singapore Pipe Band Association, Down Syndrome Association, The Singapore Ireland Fund, Irish Chamber of Commerce, St. Joseph’s International School and more.

St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival
This year’s St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival is bigger and better! From its humble origins, the festival has grown into a weekend long event along Circular Road, with 3 stages boasting a wide range of traditional and contemporary Irish performances from bands such as The Singapore Trad Collective, The Craic Horse, The Disclaimers, Lounge Out Loud, the Irish Inspirational Dancers and more.

Families with children can enjoy a whole host of activities that includes face and nail painting, hair braiding, balloon sculpting and a bouncy castle to jump around in.

Visitors can also look forward to gastronomic treats with uniquely Irish specialities along the river.

St Patrick's Day march 2016

For more information on the activities taking place during the street festival, please visit
www.singapore-river.com/stpatricksday2016.