The Ultimate Guide to Art and Culture Festivals in Ireland 2020

Art and Culture Festivals on the Island of Ireland 2020

What does Art and Culture mean for you? Art, drama, music or dance? Food, rituals, customs or language? It can mean all of these. And the Island of Ireland is first class when it comes to celebrating through art and culture festivals. Listed below, month by month, you’ll find art and culture festivals that range from celebrating Ireland’s local heritage to exploring cultures from further afield.

And because we love and celebrate culture so well, you’ll find both music and food culture each have their very own guides!

The Ultimate Guide to Art and Culture Festivals in Ireland - Dance

Art & Culture Festivals this January 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Art and Culture Festivals in Ireland - Chinese New Year

The Ultimate Guide to Art and Culture Festivals in Ireland - film

Art & Culture Festivals this February 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Art and Culture Festivals in Ireland - St Patrick's Day

Art & Culture Festivals this March 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Art and Culture Festivals in Ireland - Books

Art & Culture Festivals this April 2020

  • The Five Lamps Arts Festival | Dublin | April 2020 TBC | fivelampsarts.ie
  • Dublin One City One Book | Dublin | April 2020 TBC | dublinonecityonebook
  • ANAM | DCU, Dublin | April 2020 TBC | dcuanam.com
  • Belfast Film Festival | Belfast | April 1st – April 9th | belfastfilmfestival.org
  • OFFSET | Dublin | Apr 3rd – Apr 5th | iloveoffset
  • Experience Japan Hanami Festival | Dublin | April 19th | experiencejapan.ie
  • Cúirt International Festival of Literature | Galway | April 20th – April 25th | cuirt.ie
  • KidsFest | RDS, Dublin | April 26th | kidsfest.ie
  • Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival | Belfast | Apr 30th – May 10th | cqaf.com

The Ultimate Guide to Art and Culture Festivals in Ireland - May the 4th

Art & Culture Festivals this May 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Art and Culture Festivals in Ireland - Kites

Art & Culture Festivals this June 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Art and Culture Festivals in Ireland - Pride

June 2020 Continued …

The Ultimate Guide to Art and Culture Festivals in Ireland - Performance

Art & Culture Festivals this July 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Art and Culture Festivals in Ireland - Scarecrow

July 2020 Continued …

  • Earagail Arts Festival | Letterkenny, Donegal | Jul 9th – Jul 26th | www.eaf.ie
  • West Cork Literary Festival | Bantry, Cork | Jul 10th – Jul 17th | westcorkmusic.ie
  • Galway International Arts Festival | Galway City | Jul 13th – Jul 26th | giaf.ie
  • The Festival of Curiosity | Dublin | Jul 16th – Jul 19th | festivalofcuriosity.ie
  • Boyle Arts Festival | Boyle, Roscommon | Jul 16th – Jul 25th | boylearts.com
  • Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular Cork | Jul 18th – Jul 19th | cityspectacular.com
  • Red Sails Festival | Portstewart, North Ireland | Jul 19th – Jul 25th | redsails.co.uk
  • Laya Healthcare City Spectacular | Dublin | Jul 24th – Jul 26th | cityspectacular
  • Belfast Pride Festival | Belfast | July 24th – Aug 2nd | belfastpride.com
  • Féile Lughnasa | Cloghane, Kerry | Jul 24th – Jul 27th | cflt.ie
  • Bray Air Display | Bray, Wicklow | Jul 25th – Jul 26th | brayairdisplay.com
  • Mary From Dungloe Festival | Donegal | July 25th – Aug 3rd | maryfromdungloe
  • Durrow Scarecrow Festival | Laois | Jul 26th – Aug 3rd | durrowscarecrowfestival
  • GAZE International LGBT Film Festival | Dublin | Jul 30th – Aug 3rd | gaze

The Ultimate Guide to Art and Culture Festivals in Ireland - Charlie Chaplin

Art & Culture Festivals this August 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Art and Culture Festivals in Ireland - Graffiti

Art & Culture Festivals this September 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Art and Culture Festivals in Ireland - Circus

September 2020 Continued …

  • Monkstown International Puppet Festival | Dublin | Sep 2020 TBC | mipf.ie
  • Dublin Sportsfest | Various Locations | September 2020 TBC | dublincity.ie
  • IFI Documentary Festival | Dublin | September 2020 TBC | ifi.ie/docfest
  • Small Roads Theatre Festival | Kerry | September 2020 TBC | smallroads.com
  • Dunshaughlin Harvest Festival | Meath | September 2020 TBC | dunfest.com
  • Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival | Clare | Sep 4th – Sept 30th | matchmaker
  • EVA International | Limerick | Sep 4th – Nov 15th | eva.ie
  • Dublin Fringe Festival | Dublin | Sep 5th – Sep 20th | fringefest.com
  • Dublin Festival of History | Dublin | Sep 7th – Sep 27th | dublinfestivalofhistory
  • Culture Night | Various Locations |  September 18th | culturenight.ie
  • Ocean Film Festival | Dublin | September 22nd | oceanfilmfestival.co.uk
  • Dublin Theatre Festival | Dublin | Sep 24th to Oct 11th | dublintheatrefestival
  • Write By The Sea Literary Festival | Wexford | Sep 25th – Sep 27th | writebythesea

The Ultimate Guide to Art and Culture Festivals in Ireland - Film Festivals

Art & Culture Festivals this October 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Art and Culture Festivals in Ireland - Culture

October 2020 Continued …

The Ultimate Guide to Art and Culture Festivals in Ireland - Storytelling

Art & Culture Festivals this November 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Art and Culture Festivals in Ireland - Theatre

Art & Culture Festivals this December 2020

Improv Fest Ireland | The Teacher’s Club | Dec 2020 TBC | improvfestireland.com

Further listings to be confirmed. However the month of December is mostly dedicated to Christmas Markets and Festivals. See our Ultimate Guide to Christmas Markets in Ireland 2019 for inspiration.

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