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Family Events in Donegal

Festivals & Events

County Donegal enjoys a rich cultural heritage, and as part of this, we invite you to join celebrations throughout the year with diverse events, ranging from activities on the water, to family festivals!

Donegal Town Summer Festival 2024

28th - 30th June 2024 Live At The Pier!! Donegal Summer Festival: A Spectacular Weekend of Live Music This summer, the picturesque town of Donegal will come alive with the vibrant rhythms and melodies of the Donegal Summer Festival at Pier. Set against the stunning backdrop of the pier, the festival promises a weekend of unforgettable live music experiences from June 28th to June 30th. …

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Lennon Festival Ramelton

4th - 15th July 2024, Ramelton The Lennon Festival, an iconic yearly celebration since 1969, is set to enchant attendees from July 4th to July 15th. Bursting with an array of family-friendly activities, this cherished event promises something for everyone. The festivities kick off with a traditional opening ceremony on July 4th, followed by music extravaganzas on July 5th-6th and July 12th-…

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Ceol na Coille Summer School & Trad Fest

8th - 12th July 2024 Ceol na Coille Summer School & Trad Fest is a week long immersive and inclusive celebration of Traditional Irish Music, Song & Dance. With workshops for all ages and abilities from advanced to beginner levels. Trad Camp for kids 5+ with introduction to traditional music, improver & club spraoi. Family sessions, talks, recitals, concerts and late sessions. A family frie…

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Earagail Arts Festival

16 days of music, theatre, visual arts, film, literature, circus & carnival on Ireland’s North West Atlantic seaboard with Donegal’s premier summer event, Earagail Arts Festival. Earagail Arts Festival is a bilingual (Irish and English language), multidisciplinary summer festival which takes place each July throughout County Donegal along the Wild Atlantic Way on the north-west coast of Ireland. …

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Burtonport Summer Festival

19th - 27th July 2024 A week-long family festival now in its 48th year. A week of nightly outdoor music as well as children's events throughout the day. There will also be heritage walks, sporting events and novelty events.

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Burtonport Summer Festival

19th - 27th July 2024 A week long festival in its 48th year Live outdoor music nightly, children's events daily as well as historical walks and sporting events , la gaelach which showcases our culture and heritage

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Mary From Dungloe International Arts Festival

27th July - 8th August 2024 Experience the magic of Donegal's most enchanting festival as the Mary from Dungloe International Arts Festival brings together music, culture, arts and community in a vibrant celebration of tradition and talent. The Mary From Dungloe International Arts Festival is a community based festival which has been held annually since 1967 in Dungloe, County Donegal. It is fa…

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Muff Féile

2nd - 5th August 2024 A weekend of family activity and fun for everyone, bringing people together to celebrate village life and showing the importance of community. Beginning with the Opening Parade on Friday night and then leading into the weekend with a hive of activities for everyone. From sports, children's fun activities, drama workshops, amusements, fun walk/run, cycling, gaming arcade…

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2024 Donegal Dragons International Regatta

16th - 17th August 2024, Donegal Town The Donegal Dragon annual regatta weekend is an enjoyable weekend of community spirit, competition, dancing, music, local food, and activities for the dragon boating community both local and international. The event is a change for breast cancer survivors to come together and celebrate. It is a chance for teams to showcase their training against other t…

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Oakfest 2024

7th - 8th September 2024, Oakfield Park, Raphoe OAKFEST 2024 Donegal’s much anticipated family friendly festival, Oakfest, is back again for 2024 for 2 days with 2 very different line ups, across 2 stages, to rock and entertain you! This year we are making the event even bigger & better than ever before with an exciting musical line-up and promising the very best in food, drink, and ente…

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Glenties Harvest Fair Festival

11th - 15th September 2024 Glenties Harvest Fair Festival – The Glenties Harvest Fair Festival is one of the highlights of the the Donegal calendar every year (11th-15th September) This traditional Irish event has been held for more than two hundred years and is a real living celebration of Donegal's rich heritage. The fair always proves a big hit with locals and tourists alike. There’s ple…

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