BRISBANE IRISH FESTIVAL 2015
QIA Choir Concert
- Sunday 15th March- QIA Choir Concert ‘Songs of Ireland’
Where: The Irish Club. 175 Elizabeth Street Brisbane Q 4000
The QIA Choir will delight once again with an afternoon of your favourite Irish ballads including Steal Away, Song of Ireland and the Fields of Athenry. The Choir will have over 50 voices on stage with special guest artist Kathleen Proctor Moore also performing. To add to the delight the QIA Pipe Band and QIA Irish Dancers will also be making appearances to keep you entertained all afternoon.
Brisbane Irish Festival Ball
- Saturday 7th March- Brisbane Irish Festival Ball
The Irish Support Association of Queensland (IASAQ) invites you to the Brisbane Irish Festival Ball.
Where: The Sofitel Brisbane
Time: 7pm until late
To kick off the festival IASAQ is once again hosting the Brisbane Irish Festival Ball with all proceeds going to the IASAQ Benevolent Fund. A great night out and a wonderful way to give back to such a deserving Irish community organisation
Family Festival Day
- Sunday 8th March- Family Festival Day
Where: Queensland Gaelic Football Park
Gates Open: 10:30am
Bring the family along for a great day of fun! With Masters Gaelic Football and Hurling Demonstrations, rides, food and the ever popular tug-o-war it’s a great day out for the whole family to celebrate the festival.
The St. Patrick's Day Parade Association is excited to announce important dates for this year's Brisbane Irish Festival, which will be held from March 6-17, 2015!
Events so far include:
March 7 - IASAQ Ball (The Sofitel)
March 8 - Family Sports Day (Gaelic Park)
March 14 - St Patrick’s Day Parade (Brisbane CBD)
March 15 - Queensland Irish Choir Concert (The Irish Club)
March 16 - St Patrick’s Eve Dinner (The Irish Club)
March 17 - St Patrick’s Day Mass (St Stephen's Cathedral)
St Patrick's Day Parade
The St Patrick’s Day Parade is a long-standing annual event that promotes and celebrates the occasion of St Patrick’s Day, Irish culture and its contribution in the state of Queensland. The parade has been held amidst the streets of Brisbane city for the past 26 years, flooding the inner-city district with a colourful convoy of more than 80 floats and displays representing Irish culture that provide free community-oriented entertainment for all ages.
2014’s St Patrick’s Day Parade attracted approximately 30,000 onlookers into Brisbane’s CBD to watch the event. 2015’s parade is intended to follow the same route as previous year’s events, running through George, Elizabeth, Edward and Mary Streets in the CBD.
The 2015 St Patrick's Day Parade kicks off at 10:30am departing from Queens Park at the top of Elizabeth Street. Floats include Pipe Bands, Choirs, Irish Dancers, Gaelic Football and Hurling teams, clowns cars and much more!
Queen Street Mall
Queen Street Mall will again be a beacon of Irish entertainment during Brisbane Irish Festival 2015. There will be various performances at 12:00, 1:00 and 2:00pm during the festival, giving you plenty of time to drop into the centre of town and take a look at the Irish talent about in Brisbane City.
Currently performing on the Queen Street Mall Stage during the March festivities are the following,
Thursday March 12- Jack O'Learys Lads
Sunday March 15- QIA Irish Dancers
Monday March 16 - QIA Pipe Band
Corporate Sponsorship & Advertising
Local businesses have the opportunity to become valuable sponsors of the Brisbane Irish Festival and the St Patrick’s Day Parade in 2015.
The costs involved in staging this event are substantial and are continuing to increase with the expansion of size and attendance to the event. In previous years, this cost has been funded by the assistance of sponsorship from the Queensland Government, Brisbane City Council and donations from within the community.
In order to continue to provide this free public event to
- Financial contribution in the form of Gold, Silver or Bronze sponsorship packages available for purchase.
- An in-kind offer of services that could relate to media placement, catering, printing or the provision of materials for the event.
- A donation of prizes to be used as additional incentive for the community to attend the event.
Please note that as a return of your sponsorship, your business will receive a package of agreed benefits. This can be tailored to suit your company’s individual marketing objectives and requirements.
There is also the opportunity for local businesses to advertise in the official events program for the Brisbane Irish Festival 2015. Advertising rates range in order to cater to every budget and business. Please do not hesitate to contact the St Patrick's Day Parade Association on (07) 3221 5699 for more information regarding advertising rates and corporate sponsorship packages.
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