Top Ten Festivals and Events in Newry and Mourne

Warrenpoint Blues on the Bay Festival

Blues on the Bay The Blues on the Bay Festival takes place in Warrenpoint over the last bank holiday weekend in May. It attracts quality Blues & Jazz performances and includes 25 acts throughout the weekend in the selected bars. There are three main showcase gigs featuring top class international artists. Music workshops also feature throughout the weekend. This is an excellent weekend with a great mix of music to suit all tastes.

For more information visit www.bluesonthebay.com

St Patrick's Day

Family entertainment with live music and street entertainment in Newry.

Walking festivals

The Majestic Ring of Gullion and Mountains of Mourne areas provide and outstanding backdrop for walkers of all types. The Mourne International Walking Festival in June and the Wee Binnian Walking Festival in September offer a wide variety of walks ranging from excellent road and track walks to guided mountain rambles and hikes.

Kingdom of Mourne Festival

This is a two-week festival that happens somewhere between mid-July and mid-August. This festival improves local community relations and it is also a major attraction for holidaymakers. Events include sheep dog trials, street hockey, children's fancy dress, sand castle competitions, vintage vehicles, live open air & pub entertainment, tennis coaching, exhibitions and demonstrations, fishing competitions, fireworks display and much more which appeals to locals and visitors alike.

Fiddler's Green Festival

The square in RostrevorFiddler's Green Festival is a family-established annual celebration of Irish music and culture with an international flavour, which takes place in the scenic village of Rostrevor. The Festival includes the annual Hall of Fame award, presented to the person or group who has made a significant contribution to Irish music or culture. The nightly folk club features the best of Irish & International Folk performances.

Warrenpoint International "Maiden of the Mourne" Festival

This is a two-week festival that happens somewhere between mid-July and mid-August. This festival offers something for all the family, with a range of events including band concerts, outdoor entertainment, sporting events & top celebrity performances, parades, children's events and The Maiden of the Mourne Competition featuring entrants from across the world.

Felie Chamlocha

The South Armagh village of Camlough hosts an action packed festival of music, dancing, story telling, as well as a series of fun events for all including a tug-of-war, waiter races, duck derby, and of course a fancy dress donkey derby. The weekend is packed with events for all the family. With traditional music workshops, children's art workshops, bus trips, and street parties. There are lots of sporting events for all those with a little more energy, including soccer & GAA tournaments, lake swims, road bowls, fishing and shooting contests.

Annalong Harbour Hooley

Annalong Harbour Hooley is a weekend festival beginning on 13th August This festival offers something for everyone. The main event is the Mackerel Massacre (a fishing competition), followed by a raft race, street theatre, vintage car show, talent competition for children and the Solid Gold Show. This event attracts people on a local and national basis.

Sticky Fingers Festivalsticky fingers
A celebration of Arts for Early Years

Sticky Fingers Annual Festival runs throughout the month of October and offers a whole month full of exciting and magical performances, workshops, music and mayhem across the city of Newry and beyond!

The Festival offers the best in international music, theatre and art for children from 0 to 12 years old and it has become a landmark event. Every year, we create an amazing and exciting programme for the young and the young at heart.

For more information, visit www.stickyfingersarts.co.uk or contact us on 028 302 57885