It is with a heavy heart that the St Patrick’s Day Committee have decided to cancel this year’s events due to take place on 12th March.
We once again find ourselves in a situation where the risk to, participants and attendees, local businesses, sponsors is too high for us to comfortably move forward with the event. The Committee has a duty of care to the local community and people’s health and wellbeing is our number one concern. We understand that this cancellation is very disappointing for all our vendors and suppliers who have been so understanding.
We used our tickets sales to gauge the public’s appetite for this event and listened to the participants concerns and, on this basis, we will not proceed with the event this year. Potential increased restrictions also contributed to a level of uncertainty that our stakeholders were not comfortable with.
We would like to thank all those people who showed support over the months of preparation and planning and hope to see you again when we a have a safe environment to host the parade.
Cheers and Sláinte
St Patricks Festival WA Committee
St. Patrick’s Day WA Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation established to promote and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Perth, Western Australia. In Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day is marked by tradition and culture, and across the world on March 17th people don a shade of green and celebrate their own sense of ‘Irishness’.
Irish Families in Perth (IFIP) founded a committee (St. Patrick’s Day WA Inc.) in 2012 to take responsibility to revitalise St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the city and to create a family orientated, multicultural event with an emphasis on community involvement.