There is a lively cultural and music scene in Sligo. In addition to the plentiful events that take place throughout the year, Sligo also has a number of headline events that take place annually.
MARCH: St Patrick’s Day
Once again, the St Patrick’s Festival committee are inviting all the terrific entries from over the years to put on their thinking caps and make this a very special parade for all their local fans and visitors. We can’t wait to see your fantastic floats and marches again!
JULY: Cairde Sligo Arts Festival
An eight-day festival that celebrates creative performance, dance, song and literature at events throughout Sligo for all the family.
AUGUST: Yeats International Summer School
An engaging nine-day event that integrates an academic programme of lectures and seminars with poetry readings and cultural events.
AUGUST: Sligo Summer Festival
An annual Festival that brings traditional and contemporary music to the streets of Sligo on the August bank holiday weekend.
AUGUST: Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival
Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant celebration of Tubbercurry’s rich heritage and community spirit! The Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival is back, bigger and better than ever, marking its triumphant return for the 36th year. From thrilling family entertainment, live music to engaging demonstrations, this five-day festival promises fun and excitement for the whole family. So, mark your calendar and create memories this August from Saturday 5th to the highlight of the festival the Old Fair Day on Wednesday 9th
AUGUST: Sligo Races
Sligo Racecourse is a right handed track situated on 56 acres overlooking Benbulben in the heart of Yeats Country. Flat & national hunt racing. Evening race meeting.
AUGUST: The Annual Warriors Run
The Warriors Run takes competitors from the Cannon Gun at the beachfront in Strandhill to the top of Knocknarea, around Queen Maeve’s Cairn and back to the beachfront again. Live music and street entertainment at the beachfront.
OCTOBER: Sligo Live
Sligo Live celebrates Sligo dynamic musical personality with an avalanche of live performances under what seems like every roof in town!