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.
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 Perth and to create a family orientated, multicultural event with an emphasis on community involvement.
With the support and backing of the City of Vincent, sponsors, partners, and various fundraising initiatives, the committee coordinated a traditional style parade through the centre of Leederville. The parade featured marching bands, local sports clubs, school teams, cultural groups and community businesses. A community carnival in the Medibank Stadium followed with entertainment provided by Irish dancers, singers, musicians and sports as well as a number of stalls showcasing local groups, local crafts and traditional Irish goods.
Now in it’s third year, the Festival will attract 20,000 people to the parade and family fun day on the stadium oval. As a not for profit organisation, the organising committee rely on the generosity of sponsors and fundraising activities to ensure we can continue to grow the event but also provide adequate facilities on the day.
This is a FREE event and we want to keep it FREE, but we need the help of the community to ensure we can put on the best event possible. So we’ve opened up a crowd funding account where anyone in the community can help with the costs of the event by donating a minimum of $5 via their credit card through our secure and safe funding page found here:
We guarantee that 100% of all monies raised goes to the running of the Festival including the parade and family fun day. Any surplus monies left over after all event expenses are donated to the charity of choice The Claddagh.
We thank you for your support, and please share so we can raise as much money as possible!