Salmon Festival

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 2022

10-11 July

14:00 – 17:00 | 10th July

Teddy Bears Picnic

18:00 – 19:30 | 11th July

Family Fun Car Treasure Hunt

12-14 July

14:00 – 15:30 | 12th July

Moy Valley Martial Arts

14th July

Arts Centre Workshops

15-16 July

15:30 – 17:00 | 15th July

Gaelic Footbal Skills ‘n Drills

15:00 – 16:30 | 16th July

Fancy Dress Disco

Festival Gallery

Festival throughout the years

ballina From bird-eye view
via 3d Virtual tour

Festival News


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Programme of Events

Click below to see a full programme. The festival programme is also available to collect in the festival office, C/O Ballina Tourist Office, Pearse St, Ballina, 096 72800