Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Copenhagen 2019

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Copenhagen 2019

“Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day”and so, Sunday the 17th of March, people of all ages and nationalities are invited to be Irish for a day. Together we celebrate the Irish national day with a festive afternoon of traditional Irish music and dance, live on the stage at Rådhuspladsen and a green parade through the streets of Copenhagen.

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The first Copenhagen St. patrick’s Day Parade took place in 2005 and it has since become one of the city’s annual traditions. It’s a festive afternoon for the whole family with music, dance and a green parade through the streets of Copenhagen. Participation is free.

The event tent on Rådhuspladsen, with an Irish bar and costume shop opens at 13.00 hrs. Throughout the afternoon you can buy Irish coffee with the legendary Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey, Irish beer and stout from O’Hara’s Brewery, hot chocolate and custom made St. Patrick’s Day cookies. The costume shop offers a variety of green gear, so everyone can get kitted up for the parade. From 14.00 -17.00 there is free face paint for kids by the professionals from Sminketeatret.

On the outdoor stage some of Denmark’s best musicians within traditional Irish folk music are performing from 15.30 until the the parade starts. Here you can also watch enchanting dance performances by Dark Green School of Dancing.

Green Parade  starts at 17.00

The parade took off for the first time on the 17th March 2005, and many cultural groups and associations have since contributed to making the green parade festive. Lead by St. Patrick we now have the Gordon Pipes and Drums , Bodhrán band with the traditional Irish hand drum, and Dark Green School of Irish Dancing with their Irish dancers .  Everyone wearing something green is welcome to walk with us in the green parade through the streets of Copenhagen, and greet the many on-lookers who help make this a festive occasion each year.
The Parade will take off at 17.00 with St. Patrick and finish back at Rådhuspladsen at about 17.40. Here we listen to a final tune from the pipe band and have a parting glass in the tent to finish off a great day.

PROGRAMME at Rådhuspladsen:

13.00 Café/shop open,
14.00 – 17.00 Free face painting for children.
15.30 -17.00 Entertainment on the stage
17.00 Parade: Green parade through the city centre.

Parade route: Rådhuspladsen – Vester Voldgade – Stormgade – Vindebrogade – Højbro Plads Gammelstrand – Nybrogade – Rådhusstræde – Gl. Torv – Nytorv – Slutterigade – Lavendelstræde – Vester Voldgade – Rådhuspladsen