Summer In The Park

All-inclusive family festival at Sligo Folk Park

Enjoy the last Summer holiday weekend with the family at Summer In The Park in Sligo Folk Park on Sunday 25th August. It’s easy on the pocket too; an all-inclusive festival where everything is free with your admission ticket, from the BBQ to circus performers, dancing, face painting, arts, music and heritage games.

“Summer In The Park is the ideal way to spend the last weekend of the summer holidays”, said Michael Tuohy, Chair Sligo Folk Park, “We wanted to put on a new community focussed event where local families can come along and really enjoy a day out at a very reasonable cost”.

There’s fun for everyone at Summer In The Park – Mums and Dads can take on the kids at penalty kicks and ring tossing. It’s children only for the U12 tug of war but everyone is needed on the sidelines, roaring their favourite team on.

Like everything else, the face painting is free and so are the skipping, skittles and hopscotch, and there will be a quiet space for kids playing board games. Will you take a turn at tin can alley or marbles? Can you turn your hand to heritage fun like potato picking or turf footing? Have your kids tried traditional food like boxty and colcannon? You can also visit the Fairy village and Folk Park attractions. Nobody knows how to put on good, old-fashioned fun like Sligo Folk Park.

Summer In The Park takes place on Sunday 25th August from 1.30-4.30pm. The cost is €10 per adult and €7.50 per child. Prices are all-inclusive – once you have an admission ticket everything is free of charge. Tickets can be booked online (

 Folk Park Redevelopment
Next year, 2020, marks a significant milestone for Sligo Folk Park which will celebrate 30 years in operation. As a fitting marker for this landmark event, the Folk Park is undergoing significant redevelopment to bring it into line with best practice in tourism attractions around the country.

During the redevelopment, Sligo Folk Park will remain open and will host festivals and events as normal. Visitors are asked to excuse any signs of construction or change which are unavoidable as the changes take place.

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