Dates Set 

6th – 14th July 2024

Ballina Chamber of Commerce Presents:

ballina Salmon Festival


The longest running community festival along the wild Atlantic way, inspired by Ballina’s jewel in its crown, the River Moy, as Ballina is officially dubbed ‘Salmon Capital of Ireland’, returns for a very special celebratory 2024, as the festival celebrates its 60th Anniversary.

The ethos has remained the same, it continues to celebrate all that is great about the community of Ballina and Co Mayo; Family fun , music, arts, culture and heritage, sports and the magnificent River Moy, making Ballina Salmon Festival a very special nine days to remember.

‘Meet as a Stranger, Leave as a Friend’.


Dates set for Ballina Salmon Festivals 60th Anniversary, 6th – 14th 2024

Event Schedule

Festival event calendar 2024

6-7 July

18:30 – 20:30 | 6th July

Cruinniú na mBád – Gathering of the Boats on the river Moy

14:00 – 17:00 | 7th July

Teddy Bears Picnic at Tom Ruane Park, Ballina 

8-9 July

20:00 – 22:00 | 8th July

Reeling back the Years-Sounds of the 60’s in Ballina Arts Centre

10:00-18:00 | 9th July

The Best of Ballina Awards 2024, in Great National Hotel Ballina

10-11 July

10:00 – 18:00 | 10th July

National Heritage Day 2024.  Ballina Town Centre

19:00 – 23:30 | 11th July

Mike Denver in Concert at the Military Square in Ballinas new Innovation Quarter

12-13 July

19:00 – 23:30 | 12th July

Ballina Salmon Festival Busking Competition Final, in the Military Sqaure, IQ, Ballina, as part of CEOL in concert.

19:30 – 23:30 | 12th July

CEOL in Concert at the Military Square in Ballina new IQ.

13-14 July

10:0 – 14:00 | 13th July

The Moy Swim 2024 – Irelands oldest river swim, Cathedral Beat Ballina 

21:30-23:30 | 13th July

‘Atlantic Rhythm’, dance session inspired Festival Birthday Bash, live music by ‘Cronin’ followed by spectacular fireworks display, along the two bridges and banks of the river Moy

14-15 July

10:00 – 18:00 | 14th July

Ballina Agricultural Show at the showgrounds at Ballina Stephenites GAA Club

19:00 – 23:30 | 14th July

Special Festival Screening – MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW

Festival Gallery

Festival throughout the years

ballina From bird-eye view
via 3d Virtual tour

Festival News


Ballina Salmon Festival

Proudly supported by

Commercial PARTNERS

Special Thanks

An Bolg Bui Pub

Falcon Fruits

Hughes Children’s Boutique

Cafolla’s, Tolan Street

John J Gordon & Son,

Foody’s Pharmacy

Staunton Opticians

O’Donnell Meat Distributors Limited

The Post House, Casement Street

Heffernan’s Fine Foods, Market Square

Dohertys Daybreak, Tolan Street

Reddington Buses

REGAN’s Pearse Street

Hopkins Cycles

Gilmartins Catering & Hygiene Supplies

Breathnachs Pub

An Sean Sibin

Howard’s, Tolan Street

Arrow Cabs

Joseph Gavin Opticians