The Melbourne Irish Festival is an annual family fun day open to all, celebrating Irish culture and heritage, gathering people of all backgrounds together to celebrate their Irish roots in a day of family fun. St Patrick’s Day Family Fun Day, hosted by Melbourne Irish Festival Committee, takes place at Edinburgh Gardens (Fitzroy North) between noon and 5pm. Described as Melbourne’s original Irish festival, this is a free event, supported by Yarra City Council. The fun day boasts traditional and contemporary Irish music accompanied by Irish dancers as well as activities for kids. Irish food will be served.