Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Copenhagen

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Copenhagen

“Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day” 

and so, on 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 on Rådhuspladsen and a green parade through the streets of Copenhagen.

What’s on? 

From 13.00 hrs and throughout the afternoon you can buy Irish coffee, Irish beer and stout, hot chocolate and custom-made St. Patrick’s Day cookies.

St. Patrick will present a show of  traditional Irish folk music with the band The Early House, as well as enchanting dance performances by Dark Green School of Dancing and Copenhagen Irish Set Dancers. The music and dance will be on stage at Rådhuspladsen from 15.30 until the parade starts. Kids can have a special St. Patrick’s Day face-paint made between 15.00- 17.00. At around 16.40 the parade will start lining up and instructions will be given from stage on how to participate.

Parade starts at 17.00

Lead by St. Patrick,  the parade features Copenhagen Show BandBodhrán band with the traditional Irish hand drum, Dark Green School of Irish Dancing, Copenhagen GAA and Irish wolfhounds.  Everyone wearing something green is welcome to join the parade through the streets of Copenhagen, and greet the many on-lookers who help make this a festive occasion each year.
The Parade finishes back at Rådhuspladsen at about 17.40. Here you can listen to a final tune from Copenhagen Showband have a parting glass to finish off a great day.

PROGRAM at Rådhuspladsen:

13.00 – 18.00 Irish coffee, hot chocolate and Irish beer
15.00 – 17.00 Face-paint for children.
15.30 – 17.00 Show with Irish music and dance
17.00 – 17.40 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.