Dates Set 

8th – 15th July 2023

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 its 59th year, this year celebrating the 300th Anniversary of Ballina during 2023! 

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  seven days to remember.

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


BREAKING NEWS – Dates set for 2023 – 8th – 15th July 2023

Event Schedule

Festival event calendar 2023

8-9 July

10:00 – 12:30 | 8th July

River Moy Swim

14:00 – 17:00 | 9th July

Teddy Bears Picnic

10-13 July

18:30 – 21:00 | 10th July

Cocktails & Vinyl Night & Whiskey Distillery Experience

10:00-18:00 | 12th July

National Heritage Day

14-15 July

20:00 – 23:30 | 14th July

Tidal Dance Beats ’23 Outdoor Open Air Event

21:00 – 23:30 | 15th July

Macnas Community Parade as part of Ballina 2023

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