Village festivals and fetes

Shandon Street Festival & Food Fair

Jun 20 2015
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Shandon, Cork City, Cork, Republic of Ireland
Ms Lynda Nolan
T: +353(0)861651356

A free family fun filled day, with entertainment to suit all ages. Salsa on the street or dance a jig to the sounds of the many musicians, sample the food and enjoy the colourful street decorations!

The Shandon Street Festival is a yearly free family fun day which takes place on and around Church Street in the shadow of the Shandon Bells each year. The festival is packed with family friendly activities and events such as street entertainment, magic shows, pottery demonstrations, balloon modellers, frame making and, not only is there a puppet show, but children can also take part in a Puppet Making Workshop which is always very popular. Soccer mad kids under 10 are encouraged to take part in the 5-a-side Soccer Tournament which will take place in St. Anne's Park along with a whole host of other activities like Hula Hoops and skipping ropes for all age groups.

Those fond of music will be in their element with the sounds of the Butter Exchange Band, Cork City Samba and various other live bands. Irish dancers can jig along to the Ceili All Stars band and Ceili Dancers at the Ceili which starts at 3pm. Foodies can savour delicious treats and snacks at a wide range of food stalls with everything from paella, falafels, crepes, Clonakilty ice-cream to homemade pies and cakes.

Amateur photographers are also asked to get involved by taking photographs and posting them to the Shandon Street Festival Facebook page and Twitter. All this and it's free! Family and wheelchair friendly.