The St.Patrick’s Festival Berlin was launched in 2011 in Görlitzer park with Berlin’s first parade and a meal for 150 participants.
Since then the festival has expanded to include a 3 kilometer street parade, a music concert, an Irish film festival, an Irish literature night, an Irish food market, a whiskey tasting and a costume workshop.
The festival has hosted over 10,000 guests and counting.
Also, somewhere in the middle of all that the TV Tower was turned green.
Pictured to the right with Irish Prime Minister Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Fernanda Parente from the St. Patrick’s Festival Berlin team.
Irish Ambassador Dan Mulhall and I officially launch St. Patrick's Festival Berlin.
German TV station RBB live broadcast from Babylon Mitte with St. Patrick's Festival Berlin on St.Patrick's Day 2014.
The TV Tower in Berlin turning green for the occasion.
“Berlin’s St Patrick’s Day festival goes from strength to strength. The Irish in Berlin can’t be accused of shirking their patriotic duties.”
“Irish whiskey, Irish music and big glasses of Guinness in the pub is the cliché about how the Irish celebrate. Whether that image is actually correct you can now see for yourself this coming Sunday in Berlin.”
“It’s the perfect time to represent Ireland not only by celebrating it’s strong traditions but also it’s modern ambitions.”
“Never before have the socioeconomics of Ireland and Germany been so intrinsically entwined.”
Sponsorship placement opportunities.
Each year the team of excellent volunteer stewards grew in both numbers and responsibilities.
Event space planning.
Hospitality tent construction planning.