We are so excited to be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day 2023 by performing through Kilkenny’s medieval streets in their show-stopping parade. This year’s parade theme is Legends and Stories, so alongside the Celtic myths and legends you’ll travel back 250 years to the arrival of first circus in Ireland in 1773. From the first circus juggling acts to come to these shores, to the arrival of fantastical beasts from lands far away, to today’s astounding acrobats, experience the history of this magical art through the centuries. Then run away to the circus and learn to juggle, spin plates and do acrobatic tricks yourself!
Circus250 will be out in full force with clown antics from Juanita, juggling and plate spinning from Fruity n’ Dishy, circus face painting and more.
The 2023 Parade route will go from John Street, to Rose Inn Street, The Parade (Review stand), High Street, and finish at the Market Yard. Kilkenny will be full of lively entertainment and activity throughout the day with live music performances, food and crafts, interactive shows and carnival rides.
Make a day of it, or better still make a couple days of it as the Festival runs from the 15th – 19th March 2023. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us and enjoy the best of Ireland and Kilkenny!
Parade starts at 1:30pm
All ages welcome