St. Patrick’s Festival and Jack Madden Memorial Parade


The Irish Festival provides a celebration of Irish Culture and Heritage on the occasion of St. Patrick’s Week. What you may not know is that many of your friends and neighbors in the community have been working quietly for more than 25 years to keep these traditions alive for families in the Capital City. This year, the festival and parade will be held in beautiful downtown Tallahassee.

Guinness, Irish Food, Live Music, Food Trucks, Community and Organization booths, and more!

Through generous private donations from individuals and local businesses, the support of The City of Tallahassee, Visit Tallahassee-Leon County, the Downtown Improvement Authority and the work of all-volunteer committees, the festival has featured excellent Irish musicians, theater performers, energetic young dancers, and many other presenters. The Tallahassee Irish Society is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) cultural organization. Our educational mission is to present the history and spirit of Ireland to enthusiastic audiences. More than 5,000 people will attend the festival and parade!


FESTIVAL: 12:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
PARADE: 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
PERFORMANCES: 2:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.


  • HEADLINER: Donie Carroll is a traditional Irish folk singer and songwriter from County Cork, Ireland. He has deep musical roots in the Irish music scene in New York City where he has shared the stage with many Irish and American legends of traditional folk music.
  • Walter McDonough, Long time Irish traditional folk singer
  • Krooked Kilts, Tallahassee’s own Celtic Rock band (and the only one who wears kilts)
  • The Bothys, a traditional and contemporary Celtic/Folk group
  • Roisin Mo Chroi, Celtic traditional music group
  • Tallahassee Irish Step Dancers
  • Rick Minor (Master of Ceremonies)

Final Parade Route