Ballina Salmon Festival
Jul 07 2019 - Jul 13 2019
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Ballina Salmon Festival takes place from 7th – 13th July 2019. Now in its 55th year, Ballina Salmon Festival is one of the West of Ireland’s longest running family festivals, attracting crowds of over 250,000 annually to the North Mayo Capital.
Welcome to Ballina Salmon Festival along the Wild Atlantic Way!
Ballina Salmon Festival takes place from 7th – 13th July 2019.
Now in its 55th year, Ballina Salmon Festival is one of the West of Ireland’s longest running family festivals, attracting crowds of over 250,000 annually to the North Mayo Capital. Ballina Salmon Festival is proud of its diverse programme, community ethos and family focus.
One third of our festival’s programme is dedicated solely to children, making Ballina the perfect holiday destination for visiting families during festival week. New events have been introduced to keep the festival fresh and exciting.
One of our most popular children's events the Teddy Bears Picnic will kick off the festivities on Sunday July 7th, the town will step back in time on Wednesday 10th with our Ballina Heritage Day, enjoy outdoor stalls, street music, delicious artisan food and drink and enjoy local crafts from around the country. We will have our popular country night, Moy river events and wrap up an amazing festival with our Mardi Gras and Fireworks on Saturday 13th July.
Ballina Salmon Festival aims to celebrate Ballina life along the breathtaking Wild Atlantic Way – our past, our present and our future. We aim to showcase Ballina and the stunning natural beauty surrounding us in the North Mayo region to the world. In working with our local artists, musicians and volunteers, we wish to celebrate in our diverse festival programme our talents, our culture, our heritage and our unique status as the Salmon Capital of Ireland. Ballina Salmon Festival is a time to welcome home our Mayo diaspora and open our arms to new visitors. It is our wish that if you arrive as a stranger, you leave as a lifelong friend.
We look forward to welcoming you!