Festivals and Events in Sligo

This year in Sligo is going to be a busy one. There are lots of good things happening in our beautiful county so make sure you’re around to partake in the fun!

Here’s a list of events that might float your boat:

On the 11th-15th June the Sligo Food festival will take place. A fun packed weekend for the whole family, professional competitions, foraging walks, food village, street fun and music and of course, the best of local food.

On 13th-15th June is the Rosses Point Shanty and Seafaring Festival. The festival runs to celebrate Maritime Heritage, to promote the work of the RNLI, to make new friends at home and abroad and to have a lot of fun.

20th-23rd June we are hosting the Celtic Fringe Festival. The festival retells the fascinating story of the ill fated Spanish Armada voyage of 1588 through the medium of music, song, dance and much more.

4th-6th July is the Having A Laugh Adventure Festival. The aim of the festival is to assist with the promotion of positive mental health through outdoor Activities.

8th-14th July is the Cairde Arts Festival, which promises to be a great time for the whole community.

22nd-27th July is the Sligo Jazz Festival, which is a festival of Jazz & World Music that promises to keep the town rocking.

26th July is the Sionnach Relay. Ireland’s First Fun Overnight Relay Race covering over 170 miles in Sligo. Teams of 8, with live music and so much more.

23rd July-8th August is the Tread Softly – Season of Yeats. A festival bringing the story of two of Sligo’s greatest sons to life with 19 days of Music, Theatre, Exhibitions and the Spoken Word.

10th-17th August is the Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann. The Fleadh Cheoil is the world’s biggest and best traditional Irish music festival and promises to have upwards of 300 000 people bustling in the town.

23rd August is the Warriors Festival. The Warriors Run takes competitors from the Cannon Gun at the beachfront in Strandhill to the top of Knocknarea, around Queen Maeves Cairn and back to the beachfront again.

These are just a few of the events taking place in Sligo this year, so get on board and make sure you don’t miss out. For more information on any of the above events visit Sligo Tourism.