Whatever your interest, there´s a festival for you! Donegal boasts a year-round programme of unique and exciting festivals and events with something to suit every taste. Check out our comprehensive calendar of Festivals and Events in Donegal.
1st June - 31st August 2020, Donegal (Virtually), Ireland & Worldwide
Take on the Wild Atlantic Way in Donegal, a 500km virtual challenge that can be done from anywhere in the world. A health / fitness challenge open to walkers, joggers or runners.
Over the months of June, July & August challenge yourself to complete 500km, an average of 5.2km a day. Get fit and healthy this summer and use t…
Unfortunately, the organisers have made the difficult decision to cancel BAND 2020 due to the on-going Covid-19 crisis. Their thoughts are with all those affected at this time & those in the health service who are tirelessly looking after us all.
They extend thanks to you all for supporting the BAND Festival & we hope to see you all in the not-too-distant, brighter future. U…
12 - 14 June 2020, Start from Letterkenny
The Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra Race is an ultra cycling event along 555km of rugged and beautiful Donegal coastline.
The Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra Race route follows the Wild Atlantic Way around the rugged and beautiful coastline of Donegal. Competitors will depart Letterkenny and take on some of the most scenic roadways to be found anywhere in the…
Fri 19th – Sun 21st June 2020 @ 7-9pm each evening (GMT +1 ); Online Event
A unique opportunity to participate in an ancient living tradition of song from NW Ireland.
The pandemic is not stopping us! We are putting this exciting weekend online, with a series of masterclasses.
Are you interested in Irish traditional song and exploring the cultural roots of this tradition?
We are very exci…
26 - 28 June 2020, Colgan Hall, Carndonagh
A weekend of Talks, Walks, Exhibitions, Music , Photography, Cooking with Seaweed, Shirt making in Carndonagh, Schools and Heritage exhibitions all based on the theme “Living and working in Inishowen”
27 June 2020, Russel Bros. Farm, Kilcadden, Killygordon
Finn Valley Agricultural Show will celebrate its 29th annual event in 2020 and want to encourage those who have attended in the past, to come back and help us enjoy this wonderful community agricultural show.
The Show also intends to invite Judges from various associations to travel from overseas to participate at the event. Finn Valley…
18 July 2020, Bundoran
The Bundoran Street Party will happen Saturday 18th July 2020 from 2pm – 5pm on Lower Main Street.
This is a FREE event for all the family and will include bouncy castles, a bungee run, a gladiator ring and a rodeo ring, facepainting and more!
Main Street Bundoran will be closed to through traffic from 1pm until approximately
6pm on Saturday…
19 July 2020, Bundoran
Bundoran Classic Car Show will take place on the 19th of July 2020, starting from 12 noon till 5 pm. Classic and Vintage Cars & Unusual vehicles very welcome.
The Show has gone from strength to strength each year. Providing a vast range of makes and models, there’s something to interest everyone.
The event takes place in Bundoran’s West End car park. Due to the prim…
25 July - 03 August 2020, Dungloe
We may be a small town, but boy do we know how to throw a festival! Start planning your trip to the 53rd annual Mary From Dungloe International Arts Festival today. We are a warm, family-friendly festival held from July 25th to August 3rd 2020.
Featuring contestants from all corners of the world The Mary From Dungloe brings elegance and charm to the festival…
25 - 26 July 2020, Letterkenny
Letterkenny Artisan Market and The Lemon Tree Restaurant Letterkenny presents a two day Food Festival in the heart of Letterkenny.
With a huge variety of food stalls selling amazing street, fresh local produce & more. Two days of live music by local musicians, live cookery demos in the marquee by local talented chefs and producer story sections where you get to…
The latest Covid guidelines in relation to the hosting of festivals comes under Phase 5 due to be implemented on the 10th August, therefore, the Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival inform you of the postponement of our planned 43rd Festival, which was due to take place from 30th July to 2nd August, 2020.
We look very much forward to welcoming you back to the Bally…
30th July - 3rd August 2020, Muff
We are glad to announce the return of Muff Festival 2020, the 40th Festival in our history.
This year's Muff Festival will take place from Thursday 30th July to Monday 3rd August, the August Bank Holiday weekend.
Adhering to social distancing guidelines, our committee put measures in place to allow a meeting to take place safely to discuss the future of the 2020 Agricultural Show.
After careful consideration, and taking all factors into account we have come to the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Clonmany Agricultural Show.
This is not a decision we have taken lightly. We have…
15th - 23rd August 2020, Countywide
National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council & Local Authority Heritage Officers with support from Fáilte Ireland. County Donegal has become one of the places to be during ‘Heritage Week’.Over 120 events are taking place for National Heritage Week in County Donegal from Saturday, August 15 to Sunday, August 23, 2020 and most of them are free.…
16th August 2020, Ballyshannon
The 2020 Ballyshannon Agricultural show takes place on Sunday 16th August. Judging Times: Cattle from 11am; Horse and Ponies from 11am; Sheep from 11am; Poultry from 1pm; Marquee Judging from 11am
The line-up of entertainment includes
• Free Novelty Events for the kids
• Dog Show starts at 1.30pm (entries open at 12.30pm at Dog Ring)
• Bonny Baby starts at 3…
27th - 30th August 2020, Ballyshannon
Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival rescheduled for August 2020
It is the largest annual International Festival in the North West of Ireland and the organisers of the Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival have announced today that they are deferring this year’s 4 day festival to the last weekend in August with the new Festival dates fo…
30th August 2020, Letterkenny
The half marathon races will start at 9.20am on August 30th 2020.
No entries will be taken on the day of the race.
Changed date: 26th - 27th September 2020, Dungloe
The Rosses Walking Festival Dates have been changed to September 26th and 27th. All ticket holders have been contacted via email.
September is a beautiful month in Donegal and the walks will be even better now that nature is allowed to flourish again. Please join us for the Walks and support this festival. Thank you.
Saturday, 26th Septemb…
15th - 18th October 2020, Letterkenny
Festival details to be announced in due course.
17th - 18th October 2020, Buncrana
Crana Fest is a 2-day event for all disciplines of kayaking; sea, lough and river from Grade 2 to Grade 4. It is based in Buncrana, Inishowen, Co. Donegal and takes place in Lough Swilly and the Crana River.
This exciting event is now in its 10th year, its open to all abilites and attracts participants from all over the world. Inish Adventures who organise…
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