Free Family Friendly Festivals in Ireland
It’s great to see so many events being made available for no ticket cost to families, it lets people get together and enjoy events together across the country.
National Drawing Day, Nationwide
When: May 2023
National Drawing Day is an annual event initiated by the National Gallery of Ireland involving venues across Ireland and encouraging people to get involved and draw!
Carrick Carnival, Leitrim
When: June 5-9th 2023
The Carrick Carnival is an action-packed festival held in Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim from June Bank Holiday Monday. You will be entertained by amazing street entertainers, live music, shows, amusements, ridiculous races including raft races on the river Shannon, pig racing with teddy bear jockeys, balls racing down the street, fireworks, street parades water antics and much more.
Almost all the events taking place are free of charge and suitable for all ages.
Cruinniu na nÓg Festival, Nationwide
When: June 2023
The Cruinniu na nÓg Festival takes place nationwide in June. It is a national day of creativity for children and young people to celebrate and encourage them to participate in culture and creativity. Venues nationwide will team up with their local authorities to host free events for children to participate in.