Sligo Festivals 2021

If you’re on the hunt for summer festivals, then this is it! We’ve got a list of all our Sligo Festival 2021 events below that are coming up over the next few months. With so many great choices to choose from we know finding your perfect event will be easier than ever before.

Sligo Jazz Festival 2021

The Sligo Jazz Festival 2021 takes place from 20-25 July. The events, include a fascinating zoom webinar by David O’Rourke on Thursday 22 July, 5pm, called “Solving the Riddle”. SOLVING THE RIDDLE Will take a closer under the hood of some of the famous arrangements by Nelson Riddle for artists like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Linda Ronstadt, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin and so many more. Find our more here.

Sligo Jazz Festival 2021 line up
Sligo Jazz Festival 2021

Black Pig Festival Fun Run

Enniscrone’s annual fun run, through Enniscrone and the surrounding countryside. Chipped timing, and unique medal for all. Run will be held in accordance with public health regulations of the time. Proceeds from this years event go to Pieta House. Online registration only in advance eventbrite! Register here.

Black Pig Enniscrone fun run
Black Pig Festival Fun Run

Fleadh Fest Sligo 2021

Between August 1st-9th, Sligo will play host to a number of online events every day, streaming free to air on online platforms, principally the Fleadhfest website and on their social media channels, but also their partner channels, including that of TG4, their principal media partner. Concerts featuring  some of the biggest names in traditional Irish music will be streamed LIVE on, FREE to view anywhere around the world. In addition, TG4 will broadcast shows during the festival on Friday-Sunday 6th-8th August. Check out the line up here.

Fleadh Fest Sligo 2021

Tread Softly Festival 2021

Tread Softly is a festival inspired by the landscape, mythology and people of County Sligo. The festival works with writers and artists providing a platform for unique and large-scale collaborations between artists and communities within the Sligo landscape. In 2021, the festival will include events inspired by the anniversary of Colmcille’s birth and his associations with Sligo. See for more information.

Boxtravaganza 2021
Tread Softly 2021

Sligo Pride Festival 2021

This year’s Pride festival runs from 2-8th August this year. The final line up is to be fully confirmed but previous events have included; the time honoured tradition of Pride’s Banner Making Workshop, Open Mic Night, Pride Parade followed by the Pride Takeover of the Sligo Summer Festival stage, and After Party where The Outing Festival gave us a ‘Taste of the Outing’ before Swagman Sunday Chillout to wind down. More on Pride here

Sligo Pride march
Sligo Pride March

Boxstravaganza 2021

We were lucky enough to attend the last live Hagstravaganza event before lockdown. Although at the date of writing this pieces it’s still not certain the event will take please at the venue, you can buy a brewery festival box of beer from across the globe, from some of the world’s most interesting brewers. You can enjoy this box of beer at home while tuning into the festival here

Boxtravaganza Festival 2021

Spilt Milk Festival 2021

Spilt Milk Festival have just announced the dates for their third edition of the festival. This event will take place from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st November. With the line-up yet to be confirmed, the event organisers are hopeful that the gigs can take place in-person. Previous acts have included the spoken word, audio-visual and radio broadcasts. Not to be missed. Keep informed on Spilt Milk Festival here.

Spilt Milk Festival

See more about previous festivals in Sligo here and enjoy Sligo Festivals 2021 wholeheartedly!

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