Everyone loves a long weekend, no matter what the weather. The June Bank Holiday is fast approaching and you might be clueless as to what to do with your time. Not to worry, here are 10 unique and exciting events happening during the June Bank Holiday, scattered all over the country!
1. Hooked on the Sea Festival – Wexford
From June 3rd to June 5th, this festival has a sea theme and takes place in various spots around Wexford’s Coast, from Hook Lighthouse, Duncannon and Hook Peninsula. A barbeque will take place at the 800-year-old lighthouse with music and games themed around the sea taking place on the lawn. The location boasts spectacular views and is sure to be a memorable occasion!
2. Ireland Bikefest Killarney – Kerry
Why not travel to the beautiful south west of the country? If you’re motorsports mad or whether you are a music fanatic, the Bikefest is for you! In its 11th year, the festival attracts both local and international visitors with free activities at the Outdoor Stage, Main Stage and the Harley Bar. Bikes of all models and sizes will be on display in the cosy town of Killarney. The festival can be located at the Gleneagle Hotel. Bikefest Killarney 2017 takes place from June 2nd to June 5th.
3. Kilkenny Africa Day 2017
Aimed to celebrate the vibrant culture of the African community, the celebrations take place in Kilkenny with a Business Fair at MacDonagh Junction shopping centre on Saturday. This is where African entrepreneurs will be given the opportunity to showcase their services, ideas and products. On Sunday, visitors will be treated to African music, a fashion show and the opportunity to try African foods.
4. Cong Food Village Festival – Mayo
This food festival celebrates the delicious food on offer in the town of Cong. There is an activity for all ages, ranging from a talk on póitín and gingerbread making for children. In its second year, the festival hosts cabbage competitions, pizza making classes, cupcake parties and cooking demos. Jonathan Keane, head chef will facilitate a foraging trail in Kinlough Woods where he will talk about the wild herbs that grow there. There are endless activities to choose from and a downloadable brochure can be found on the Cong Village website.
5. Footsteps in the Forest – Armagh
Head on up to Slieve Gullion Forest Park on the 3rd and 4th of June for the arts and culture weekend festival. With the theme of Giant Adventure, the festival entails story-telling, food and heritage. With wonderful costumes and activities, the mythical creates at the forest park will ensure an adventure of a lifetime for the little ones. ROGHA (Ring of Gullion Handcrafts and Arts) will be demonstrating arts and crafts. Do you dare embark on this expedition?