Lady of the Moy 2023

  Ballina Arts Centre 8pm Lady of the Moy 2023. Join us in Ballina Arts Centre as we choose this year’s lady. €12 admission. Further enquiries email

Sharon Shannon at Ballina Arts Centre as part of Ballina Salmon Festival

We are thrilled to welcome the brilliant Sharon Shannon back to Ballina to begin this year’s Salmon Festival in style. While she is known for her arrangements of traditional Irish tunes and Irish influenced compositions. Sharon has always been eager to explore new styles, and to meet and work with other musicians. She has achieved […]

TELUS International Ballina Salmon Run Sprint Triathlon

Presented by Liquid Motion The fastest Sprint Triathlon in the West is back again this year at 11am. Sail down 750m in the River Moy, a flattish bike 20km course out and back and a scenic 5km down by the river to finish it off! More at  

Ballina Agricultural Show

Ballina Stephenites Show Grounds 10am – 7pm Family fun Day, Horse jumping, home baking, flower arranging and many agricultural competitions. Adult €10 Children FREE  

Teddy Bear Picnic, Tom Ruane Park Ballina – July 9th.

IT’S BACK!   THE BEST IN THE WEST – THE INFAMOUS TEDDY BEARS PICNIC! SundayJuly 9th 2023 Tom Ruane Park, from 2pm - 5pm. Its time to get your teddies ready for the Bear's Big Day out!  Start the week off with one of Ballina Salmon Festivals best loved family events in the beautiful Tom Ruane […]


Flow Summer Festival Disco in The Cot & Cobble

The Flow Community Project are back with the Flow Community Inclusive Summer Festival Disco. This time its a Ballina Salmon Festival themed party, in resident disco tech The Cot and Cobble on the 9th July from 6pm - 8pm, following on from an exhausting afternoon at the Picnic in the Tom Ruane Park. The Flow […]

Festival Cocktails & Vinyl Night at the Connacht Distillery

Choose from two different festival experiences at the Connacht Distillery as part of a very special Salmon Festival night.     Connacht Distillery Experience 6.30-9pm Exclusive behind the scenes tour of the distillery with Head Distiller Ryan Friesen, and enjoy an evening of tasting and talks about the Connacht Distillery products, followed by entrance to […]


Ballina Salmon Festival Busking Competition 2023

Ballina Salmon Festival Busking Competition returns to the streets of Ballina this July 2023. The Festival is delighted to invite musicians and buskers from around the town and county and beyond to Ballina between the 10th to the 14th July as part of the now annual Busking Competition ! Ballina is a magnet for musicians, […]


Daily Historical Walking Tours of Ballina with Carmel Hughes

From: Ballina Tourist Office, Pearse St. F26 T6Y3.  Admin Free, No Booking Necessary. Monday | Tuesday | Thursday | Friday @ 11am Ballina is a town with a colorful fascinating history dating back thousands of years.  What better way to learn about the history than to embark on a historical walking tour of Ballina with […]


Lunch Time Concert at the Core Stage

The Core Stage @ the Jackie Clare Collection, Lunchtime Daily, Monday Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. Admission: Free After the success of the event, we are delighted to welcome the young musicians from The Core back to their own dedicated stage for this years Ballina Salmon Festival. The Core is run under the auspices of Music Generation […]

Run, Jump & Throw at Ballina Athletic Track

Ballina Athletic Track 4-5pm Join Moy Valley Athletics Club fun on the track and try out some fun athletic activities-bring plenty of water and wear suitable gear. FREE no booking required.

Family Fun Car Treasure Hunt departing the Cot & Cobble, Ballina

Fun and banter along the wild Atlantic way will be the order of the day, as the treasure hunt organisers punish you with cryptic questions and clever clues! This is a great way to bond with your family, as you navigate the highways and byways of North Mayo. Family Friendly event, €20 per Team, pay […]


Jazz 100

Jazz is back this summer and the legendry PJ Duffy and his band returns to play a very special festival session in the Cot and Cobble. With a love of music and having played with many musical legends throughout the decades, PJ promises to bring along some special guests on the night. From 8pm.

Moy Valley Freestyle Martial Arts

Moy Valley Freestyle Martial Arts Moy Valley Martial Arts Centre, Killala Rd Business Pk, Ballina. 2-3:30pm Highly recommended opportunity to try this amazing style of combat, self defence and codes of discipline. 5 years + €2 at venue no booking required.


Ballina Salmon Festival 5k

  Ballina Salmon Festival 5K Run.     Registration Rouses Bar From 6.30pm Registration at Rouses Bar, Pearse St, at 6.30pm, starting at 7.30pm. Enjoy a 5K run around Ballina and enjoy the sights and delights of the town. Adults €10 Family €20 U18 & Third Level Students €5 More info contact 086 3086047  

‘NATIONAL HERITAGE DAY’ at Ballina Salmon Festival

Ballina Town Centre: Pearse St, Garden St & Tone St, O'Rahilly St and Bridge St. Market Square. From 10am Step back in time and immerse yourself in an interactive showcase of a market town over 100 years ago, as Ballina celebrates traditional handcrafts and memorabilia, showcasing the skills of bygone years. Featuring One Big Stage, […]

‘Go Fly Your Kite’ At Ballina Library

A workshop based in Ballina Library incorporating a Mary Poppins theme. Two event bookings on the one day : 10-10:45am 12-12:45 pm Suitable for 5–11-year-olds. FREE event but workshop must be registered for by calling 094 9064454  


Walled gardens at the Jackie Clarke Collection 10-11am Join Marie in the walled gardens of the Jackie Clarke Collection for an energetic morning yoga session for 6–12-year-olds. Bring a mat or towel. FREE no booking required

Pirate Treasure Hunt in Belleek Forest, Ballina

The Duck Pond at Belleek Woods.   1:30pm YARRRrrrr…me hearties! Get ye all dressed up in yer pirate clobber as we search for treasure through the wonderful woods at Belleek. Suitable for all ages. Buggy friendly. No Dogs please, Pay entry free at the duck pond starting point- Entry Fee €3pp. Great quack guaranteed!   […]


Ballina Stephenites GAA Club Festival Bingo Bonanza & Jackpot

Festival Bingo on a Thursday in the Ballina Stephenites Clubhouse, kicking off @ 8.30pm .  Purchase your tickets in house in the clubhouse as Marian and Michael calls bingo.  Ballina Stephenites hosts the biggest guaranteed payout in the west of Ireland. Bingo Books booked at venue, open from 8pm.  

Paddle Boarding at the Quay, with Harbour SUP

With Mikee and Harbour SUP. See the River Moy from a different angle and try a River Moy special  ‘Stand up Paddle Boarding’. Booking Essential, Limited Numbers. €5 fee, 10years + Please be at the Quay at 2.30pm. Booking via Ballina Tourist Office, 096 72800


Marie Loftus Yoga in the Park, for adults

Join Marie in the Tom Ruane Park, Sligo Road, on Saturday morning at 11am till 12 noon, for a relaxing morning yoga session. Over 16’s only.   Bring a mat or towel to this free event and enjoy the tranquil setting of the park.

Childrens Fishing Competition with Ballina Salmon Angling Association & IFI

Dedicated to the late Josie Egan, former Chairperson of Ballina Salmon Anglers Association, and one of the longest running events for children throughout the decades of the festival, a real treat for young people to try fishing on the world-famous River Moy, Ballina Salmon Capital of Ireland. Free no booking required. Join us alongside the […]

Childrens Festival Fancy Dress Disco

Dress to impress as we boogie our way to the last evening of the festival. Suitable for all ages under 10 years of age. €3 at venue, no booking required. AT BALLINA STEPHENITES GAA CLUB