The St Patrick's Festival 2009 in Dublin will run from Thursday 12th to Tuesday 17th March, with the always spectacular parade being held on the 17th March. There will be so much on offer from music to street theatre, family carnivals, comedy, street performances, dance, a treasure hunt, night spectacles and more. Of course, the celebrations will culminate on Tuesday 17th March with the world famous St. Patrick's Day Parade. Over five days, 4000 performers and 1 million people will be celebrating Ireland. So whether you are Irish or just wish you were, Ireland is the place to be this week to enjoy Ireland's biggest party.