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Festivals & Events

Music Events

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.

Letterkenny Trad Week 2020

19th - 26th January 2020, Letterkenny A world of traditions for Letterkenny Trad Week 2020. The sixth annual Letterkenny Trad Week, presented by the Regional Cultural Centre & An Grianán Theatre, takes place in January 2020. The festival brings some of the world’s finest traditional musicians from Ireland, the United Kingdom and further afield to Donegal.

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Ardara Country & Western Weekend

Fri 24th January - Sun 26th January 2020 - Ardara - The Country & Western Weekend. A weekend of fun and dance with Irelands top country bands. This year features Shawn Cuddy and Jim Devine with line dancing and jive classes as well as music in all the pubs! A must for all country music fans

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Trib Bash 2020

14th and 15th February 2020 - Trib Bash 2020 ‘TRIB BASH 2020’ IRELAND’S BIGGEST EVER TRIBUTE WEEKEND COMES TO DONEGAL ‘TRIB BASH’ comes to the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny on the 14th & 15th February 2020 FOUR of the biggest and very best LIVE tribute shows in Ireland and the UK will come together to take stage under one roof in just ONE weekend! Trib Bash will showcase four of the most elite t…

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Letterkenny St. Patrick's Day Parade

17th March 2020, Letterkenny Letterkenny St.Patrick's Day Parade is the biggest Parade in County Donegal. It will take place on Tuesday, 17th March at 3pm. It is a traditional family day out celebrating all things Irish. Floats are welcome from schools, businesses, community organisations and anyone who wants to get involved in a fun day out.

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Inishowen International Folk Song & Ballad Seminar

20th - 23rd March 2020, Clonmany The 31st Inishowen Traditional Singers’ Circle works to foster and promote the singing tradition of the Inishowen Peninsula, Co. Donegal Full programme of events available online at: www.inishowensinging.ie

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Rebel Fest 2020

28th - 29th March 2020, Arranmore Island, Co. Donegal The Arranmore Rebel Fest is a music festival which takes place on Arranmore Island of the North West Coast of Donegal on 28th – 29th March 2020. Attendees will enjoy and dance to a range of performances from local and national Irish, folk and rebel music stars over this weekend festival. Appearing this year at the Arranmore Rebel Fest 202…

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Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival 2020

28th - 31st May 2020, Ballyshannon 2020 marks the 25th Anniversary of the sad passing of the Late Great Rory Gallagher and the town of Rory’s birth are set to remember the Blues Rock legend with the 18th Edition of the Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival. There will be a fantastic line-up of Blues Rock, Rock and Classic Rock, Blues and Acoustic Guitar performers and legendary bands …

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The BAND Festival

04 - 08 June 2020, Dunfanaghy The festival is a Bluegrass And Nashville Dunfanaghy 3 day music event. The festival is a community initiative to promote the wonderful village of Dunfanaghy and the surrounding area as a great place to visit.

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Sea Sessions Surf & Music Festival

19 - 21 June 2020, Bundoran SEA SESSIONS is Europe’s best surf, skate and music festival taking place in Bundoran, Co. Donegal, Ireland. A 3 day long event of surfing, skating, partying and music! Sea Sessions is rooted in a love of surfing. The cream of Irish and European surfers take part in the ASP sanctioned surf competition. In addition to surfing and music, other activities include str…

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Buncrana Music Festival 2020

Following the first year, with a new lease of life, and a new location at Buncrana’s Shore Front, 2018 saw Welsh rock band Feeder, and Grammy Award winning DJ Roger Sanchez along with Ministry of Sound DJs enthral the crowds as the sun baked down. Roger Sanchez commented that the location was more like Ibiza, as boats and yacht watched from a distance off-shore, while the music could be heard for …

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Earagail Arts Festival

03 - 22 July 2020, Countywide - Date and details for 2020 subject to confirmation.- Earagail Arts Festival is a bilingual (Irish and English language), multidisciplinary arts festival which takes place each July throughout County Donegal – two weeks of music, theatre, visual arts, film, literature, circus & carnival on Ireland’s North West Atlantic seaboard. In 2013 Earagail Arts Festival c…

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Mary from Dungloe International Arts Festival

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…

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Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival

30th July - 03rd August 2020, Ballyshannon The 43rd annual Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Fesitval is the place to be this August Bank Holiday Weekend (Thursday 30th July to Monday 3rd August 2020) as the sounds of traditional and folk music echo from the streets, pubs and Marquee concerts along Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way. This years Acts to be announced as well as plenty of pub ses…

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Clonmany Festival

02 - 09 August 2020, Clonmany Once again this family event is a week of summer fun for all ages. This is Irelands longest running and best known family festival and is situated in the beautiful village of Clonmany in the Inishowen Peninsula. Year after year thousands of holiday makers and locals alike enjoy the many events, live music, natural beauty and facilities which go hand in hand wit…

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