Ireland is jam packed full of events suitable for all ages throughout the summer – there’s barely a weekend when there’s nothing on! So pack your bags and leave the iPads at home, and let us know where you’re going this summer!
Sunrise Festival, Brigit’s Garden Galway July 29th – 30th
Brigit’s Garden is holding a camping festival dedicated solely to children and their families. ‘Sunrise’ is a celebration of music, magic and nature and all things Celtic in the beautiful gardens and surrounding woodlands.
LAYA Healthcare City Spectacular in Dublin July 7th – 9th and Cork July 15th – 16th
In its twelfth year this year, LAYA Healthcare’s city spectacular promises to be it’s biggest and best yet! Featuring some of the best street performers around, with exciting events and exhibitions and interactive workshops, it’s sure to be a fantastic day out for all the family.
Galway International Arts Festival July 17th – 30th
If ever there were a reason to pop over to Galway, this is it. Pulling some of the best theatre from around Ireland and the globe there’s shows suitable for all ages included in the program. Musical acts, gigs, workshops and events also make up this fantastic festival.
Enniscrone Black Pig Festival July 27th – 30th
Head down to Enniscrone for Market day and enjoy treasure hunts, fireworks, music, street performers and great food!
Festival of Curiosity Dublin July 20th – 23rd
Various venues in Dublin come alive in late July to host events and workshops in the Festival of Curiosity. Packed full of arts, science and technology exhibitions, plus a gigantic Bubblearium this is sure to be a fantastic day out for the family.
Durrow Scarecrow Festival Laois July 30th – August 7th
The hint is in the name and with over 300 scarecrows to view, this festival doesn’t disappoint. There’s also craft workshops, live music and great food on offer, so it’s sure to be an interesting day out for all the family.
Earagail Festival Donegal July 4th to 23rd
This bilingual arts festival runs in Donegal throughout the month of July. On the agenda, there’s a mix of theatre, arts, music and workshops sure to intrigue all the family.
Spraoi International Street Arts Festival, Waterford August 4th – 6th
An exciting programme of street performances, theatre and music liven up Waterford during the Spraoi festival. And with workshops and events especially for children, the SprOg Festival runs on the weekend in Garter Lane Arts Centre.
Kilkenny Arts Festival August 11th – 20th
A jam-packed programme filled with visual art, theatre, classical music, dance and jazz will bring the crowds to Kilkenny this summer. With talks on literature, intimate gigs and craft workshops and children’s events there’s something for everyone.
Loughrea Medieval Festival, Galway
Immerse yourself into a bit of history during the medieval festival in Loughrea this August. Learn about everyday life in medieval Ireland, and take part in some reenactments, try some of the cuisine that would have whet the appetite of our ancestors. Traditional games, a parade and boat trips also fill up this fun filled schedule.