Ireland's leading street theatre and pageant companies responded artistically to the 2018 theme, Home is Where the Heart is. Their magnificent creations and flamboyant performances inspired by all things home, weaved their way through the capital in spectacular fashion.
Bands from far and wide delivered dazzling rhythms and uplifting musical scores that reverberated throughout the streets of Dublin for the magnificent procession.
The Festival parade swirled by in all its glory and hundreds of thousands of people made the atmosphere at the Festival parade something special to remember.
See parade route map available here.
Community Arts Project: City Fusion
City Fusion the Festival's in house Community Arts Project promotes integration, inclusion and celebrates diversity.
It is commissioned annually and engages with groups and communities from a variety of backgrounds. Participants work together alongside professional artists to create a large scale pageant and are immersed in the creative process. After learning skills in performance, street-theatre, dance and circus they perform in their City Fusion pageant on 17th March. Read more about City Fusion here.
You can find a list of all Pageant companies that featured in the 2018 Parade here.
To learn more about the Marching Bands that performed in the 2018 Parade click here.