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The Mighty St. Patrick's Festival 2023 kicks off Thursday at Raglan Road in Disney Springs

Philadelphia and New York might have their famous St. Patrick's Day Parades, and in Chicago, the river runs green, but here in Orlando we have something much grander - the most authentic Irish festival in America, where you can enjoy the mother of all Irish holidays

The Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival 2023, returns to Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant in Disney Springs from Thursday, March 16 until Sunday, March 19.

You know that Raglan Road is an Irish pub, but did you know that it’s a real Irish pub?

The pub was actually built by craftsmen in Ireland, shipped to Florida and rebuilt here at Disney Springs.

So you know you’re getting a truly authentic Irish experience every time you step through those doors. And of course, the team kicks that experience up a notch every year with the Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival!

The festival returns to Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant this year from March 16-19, featuring lively entertainment, five outdoor bars, dancing, shopping and naturally, fish and chips with Guinness.

Mighty St. Patrick's Festival at Raglan Road

St. Patrick’s Day is a day to celebrate your Irish heritage, whether you've got any or not!

Dress up in whatever green clothes you can find, and get ready to party like your Irish, and you still have time to learn all the words to The Wild Rover, trust us your gonna went to know this song before you hit the bar at Raglan Road!

At the Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival you'll be happier than a Leprechaun sitting on a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.

Sing and clap along to the very best Irish musicians, flown in especially from Ireland, as you enjoy a great choice of Irish of beers and cocktails while eating delicious classic Irish fare (the Fish and Chips is our favorite!) and more.

Plus, of course, the fan-favorite Raglan Road Irish Dancers will also be performing throughout the festival and are ready to teach you a few dance steps!

Mighty St. Patrick's Festival at Raglan Road

And the fun doesn’t stop there!

There will also be a face painter, giveaways, merchandise and more.

If you’ve been before, you know the festival is a can’t-miss experience. And if you haven’t been, then trust us, your gonna have to go!

Reservations are encouraged for guests who plan to celebrate at Raglan Road, where they can lift a pint, sip a cocktail, and dine on authentic contemporary Irish cuisine beginning on March 16.

Reservations can be made through the My Disney Experience app or by calling 407-938-0300.

On St. Patrick’s Day only, March 17, Raglan Road will open at 11 am with a $20 cover charge for guests 18 and older; (first-come, first-served—no reservations on this day only); younger patrons may enter free of charge.

For more info check out the Raglan Road website.

Mighty St. Patrick's Festival at Raglan Road

Some of the best entertainers are flown in right from the Emerald Isle or brought to Disney Springs just for the festival.

This year’s lineup of live music will feature trad tunes, modern Irish songs and plenty of fiddling! Some of the acts include Elevation: the most heralded U2 tribute band, celebrating their 20th anniversary this year; Strings & Things: a trad/folk/roots crossover band from Tipperary and Galway; Men of Aran: legends of the Irish trad world; and we can’t forget about The Raglan Road Irish Dancers! Selected from the casts and stages of the world’s greatest Irish dance shows, the fan-favorite dancers will perform throughout the festival.

Highlights include:


Back by popular demand, Elevation is without question the most successful U2 tribute band in the world. With their huge repertoire and unparalled experience, Elevation is the only band to call when you want to bring the most authentic sights and sounds of U2 to your audience without actually having to bring in U2 themselves. If you think this all sounds too good to be true, seeing is believing.

Mighty St. Patrick's Festival at Raglan Road

Clare Sands

Channelling the music of her ancestors, sixth generation fearless fiddler, bilingual singer, multi-instrumentalist, and composer Clare Sands is a unique force in Irish music. Creating boundary breaking Fearless Folk music inspired by her travels around Ireland and the world, Sands sings for the young and the old, brave and the bold wowing audiences with her ground-breaking traditional style and infinite energy. Enjoy an exhilarating journey of story and song full of heart, humour and hope.

Mighty St. Patrick's Festival at Raglan Road

Strings & Things

Hailing from Tipperary and Galway, Strings & Things are a contemporary Irish Trad/ Folk/ Roots crossover band with a large repertoire of Irish songs, airs and traditional pieces presented in a very contemporary arrangement and style. Their unique sound and high stage energy always promises a raucous evening of music and song. They recently released their third instalment off their highly anticipated Re: Works EP, “Take The Time”.

Mighty St. Patrick's Festival at Raglan Road

One For The Foxes

Award-winning instrumentalists Tadhg Ó Meachair (Goitse) from Dublin & Joanna Hyde (The Hydes) from Colarado form an exciting and dynamic transatlantic duo. Through a shared deep-rooted passion for Irish traditional music, they present a rousing blend of Irish and American folk music and song in an energetic and engaging manner creating an eclectic vibe.

Mighty St. Patrick's Festival at Raglan Road

Men of Aran

These two legends of the Irish traditional music world, Colin Farrell (fiddle) and Dave Curley (banjo & vocals) have toured, performed and recorded with numerous traditional Irish music luminaries. They are gifted entertainers and masters of their craft charming Raglan Road audiences with a potent mix of sublime musicianship, electric energy and a tremendous live performance.

Mighty St. Patrick's Festival at Raglan Road

Celtic Croí

A fresh and exciting three-piece traditional Irish music ensemble from Glasgow, Dublin and Belfast featuring Hannah McNeill (fiddle, vocals, banjo & mandolin), Blain Curtis (Guitar & Vocals) and Niall McIlroy (Guitar, whistles, flute & Vocals). All highly accomplished musicians with a wealth of musical talent and experience making for a vibrant and exciting live show of music and song.

Mighty St. Patrick's Festival at Raglan Road


Dynamic duo from Co. Down, featuring Oliver Havlin (Guitar & Vocals) and Aoife Byrne (Fiddle and Vocals). Winning numerous titles including Ulster Champions and were All Ireland Fleadh finalists. Performing all over Europe and have supported leading Irish artists Sharon Shannon and Paul Brady. They had the honour of being invited to perform for the Prince of Wales and The President of Ireland. They will keep you entertained with a mix of traditional Irish ballads and modern Irish songs.

Mighty St. Patrick's Festival at Raglan Road

The Raglan Road Irish Dancers

Plucked from the casts and stages of the world’s greatest Irish dance shows, will perform throughout the festival.

Here is the entertainment schedule for this year's Mighty St. Patrick's Festival 2023 at Raglan Road in Disney Springs.

Mighty St. Patrick's Festival 2023 at Raglan Road in Disney Springs

What is a St. Patrick’s festival without Irish fare and refreshments?

Choose from the chef’s selection of signature Irish favorites including the dry-aged prime short rib and brisket beef OMG Burger, Shepherd’s Pie and fresh-caught Fish & Chips. (Pro-tip: you can also grab those Fish & Chips to go, next door at the Cooke’s of Dublin counter). Wet your whistle with Raglan Road’s Signature Brew Flight, Whiskey Flight, or browse their selection of craft beers, wines and hand-crafted cocktails.

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