About - Limerick International Band Championship

Limerick’s got the edge as home to Ireland’s only International Band Championship. O'Connell Street will be filled with the spectacular sight and sound of 2,000 talented marching band musicians from across Ireland, Europe and America on Sunday 14th March from 12pm. Cheer on the bands as they march through the city competing to be crowned International Band Champions 2021!  

Limerick International Band Championship

Prizes will be awarded for the overall champions, best uniforms, best musical performance, most entertaining performance, best local band, best youth band, best international band, 'Mayors Prize', the special judges’ award and special commendation prizes awarded at the judges discretion.

The Limerick International Band Championship forms part of a comprehensive St. Patrick’s Festival in Limerick, the centre point of which will be the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Tens of thousands of people are expected to line the streets of Limerick City from midday on March 17th for Ireland’s largest regional St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Future Dates:

  • Sunday 14th March 2021

  • Sunday 20th March 2022

  • Sunday 19th March 2023

*In the event of extreme weather, schedule may be subject to change.

Keep up to date with the full festival line-up on Limerick.ie/StPatricksFestival.