St Patrick’s Day in Enniskillen

St Patrick’s Day Parade and Fun Day returns to Enniskillen on Saturday 17 March! The streets of our county town will be transformed with colour and fun as this year’s theme is ‘Pages Thru the Ages’.

The fun starts at the Broadmeadow with a free family fun day and a host of live entertainment acts starting at 1.30pm. Enjoy a range of free activities including bouncy castles, face painting and wandering mascots. Enjoy free tasty treats with chocolate fountains, green candy floss and Lilley’s famous themed gelato all on offer.

For those wishing to grab a prime viewing position there will be live music, pre parade on the Diamond in Enniskillen town centre, by Full Moon Fever from 1.30pm as well as walkabout characters to keep you entertained (We are hoping to broadcast audio coverage of the Rugby). Take time too, to view the entries to our children’s ‘Design a Bookmark’ competition, sponsored by Ecclesville Printing Services which will be on display in the British Legion Hall, the winner will have their design printed and distributed to 3000 kids from participating schools.

Supported by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Enniskillen BID and local businesses, this year’s spectacular parade is one not to be missed. Kicking off at 3.30pm the parade features a processional sculpture, floats, vintage vehicles, acrobatics, live music and much, much more. For safety considerations a decision has been made not to have water activities because of the current low temperatures and therefore expected high water levels.  Extra activities will take place at the Broadmeadow to compensate.

Also this year Downtown Country will be the Official Media Partner. Downtown Country will be in Enniskillen for 2 hours on St Patrick’s Day playing music, games and doing giveaways with the crowd. A popular Downtown Country presenter will also be along to host the activity and Downtown Country ‘street team’ will be on hand to take photos, interact with the crowd and hand out promotional merchandise.

Brought to by a small team of volunteers for the 8th year, the full range of participants, activities and fringe events for the 2018 festival, please visit

*There will be traffic disruptions in the immediate area so please plan your parking ahead as there will be no entrance to the Lakeland Forum except for disabled badge holders.

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