The Best Smaller Family-Friendly Festivals in Ireland 2021


April 30, 2021

Festivals Ireland 2019

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Looking for something fun to take the kids to, but don’t want to brave large crowds and busy events? Here is a selection of the best smaller family-friendly festivals Ireland 2019 – they look so great!

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With many of the events returning on a smaller scale for 2021, it is advised to check the event’s website and social pages in advance to ensure there are no changes to the planned schedule.

We will continue to add more festivals as we hear of them.

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Festivals in Ireland 2021

Oranmore Arts Festival

Oranmore Arts Festival will take place from May 6th to 9th 2021. This year, the Oranmore Arts Festival will be curating a series of safe, socially distanced activities that will celebrate the creativity that is still very much alive and well in our wonderful community.

For more information and programme details, visit

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Drogheda Arts Festival

drogheda arts festival

Drogheda Arts Festival is back for 2021 with an exclusive programme of events; online, offsite, outdoors and live over summer 2021.

Beginning on the June Bank Holiday Weekend and continuing through July and August, the Arts Festival will present a variety of events including music, theatre, podcasts, family fun and visual arts.

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Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival

Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival takes place online from June 11th-13th 2021.

The festival will kick off with Westport’s very own Old-Time band, The Clew Bay Critters. Over the course of the weekend there will be numerous acts from a selection of venues showcasing the best of Irish singers, songwriters and bands.

For full programme details, visit

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Traidphicnic takes place in An Spidéal from July 4th-6th 2021.

Féile Traidphicnic 2021 would like to announce the launch of “Hup an Baile  s’Againne!”, as part of the 10th festival programme.

There are several strands to “Hup an Baile  s’Againne!” which aims to reinvigorate interest in the local bailes, and to celebrate the traditions, music, history, art, landscape and most importantly the people in the area.

For more information on the event, visit

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The Festival of Curiosity, Dublin

Festival of curiosity

Taking place from July 22nd-25th, The Festival of Curiosity is Dublin’s annual international festival of science, arts, design and technology.

Check the full programme of events at

Enniscorthy Rockin’ Food Festival, Wexford

Enniscorthy Rockin Food Festival

When: Dates TBC

Check out some of the amazing Rock ’n’ Roll bands taking to our Outdoor Main Stage & Dance floor or maybe catch some cookery demos and food talks in the Food Marquee for absolutely FREE.

Relax with a nice cool drink from the Drinks Marquee and catch a bite to eat from some of the first-rate food vendors from the Artisan Food & Crafts Market.

Our younger festival-goers can look forward to lots of fun activities, events and workshops in the Kids Marquee or spend some time at the Kid’s Play Zones or Ferris Wheel.

How to Book: It’s free, some events may need to be prebooked, programme details will be on their website.

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The Big Grill Festival 2021

The Big Grill Festival

When: August 12th-15th 2021

The Big Grill Festival takes place in Dublin’s Herbert Park and celebrates the art of cooking with fire and smoke!

Over 20 restaurants join for the weekend, with the only rule being they must cook with live fire using natural charcoal and wood only; no gas or electricity. Cue competitive fire pit builds in the lead up to the festival and plenty of theatre over the weekend!

How to Book: To buy tickets and for further information, visit their website.

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The Best Smaller Family-Friendly Festivals Ireland 2021

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Published On: April 30th, 2021 / Categories: Ireland, Things To Do / Last Updated: June 1st, 2021 / Tags: , , /

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Michelle is a Mum to 2 girls and co-founded Mykidstime.

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