Although Irish Summers are not known for their weather, here in the Sunny South East we are very lucky to have a great line up of Summer events & festivals which can be enjoyed no matter what the weather is like. Take a look below at our top 5 Summer events in Wexford from July – September.
4th July Irish America Fest 2017 Saturday 1st July – Wednesday 5th July 2017
Enjoy an action packed programme of events for all the family in New Ross for Ireland’s official July 4th celebrations, Irish America Fest. This will be the 5th year the town will celebrate the U.S. holiday in style.
The events will get off to a start with a reading of the Declaration of Independence followed by a Civil Ceremony Raising of the Flag at the Emigrant Flame. For music lovers, Jazz and Blues will be on offer.
Other events include a Boston Tea Party re-enactment, a market at the quayside organized by members of the Wexford Food Family food producers, BBQs at a several local establishments, live music bands and entertainment on the Quayside followed by a giant fireworks display over the river Barrow.
For more information go to http://irishamericaday.com/
The Wexford County Flower & Garden Festival Saturday 1st July – Sunday 9th July 2017
The Wexford Garden Trail’s events planned to take place in July for the Wexford County Flower & Garden Festival. In celebration of the Co. Wexford Garden and Flower Club’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Show at Johnstown Castle.
Trail members offering interesting events at their own locations throughout the County from the evening of Sunday 2nd July.
These events are taking place throughout the County and are a fabulous experience for budding and experienced gardeners to get practical tips from Garden Celebrities & Wexford Gardeners and Garden Centres.
What makes this garden trail special is the unique range of large and small gardens & garden centres which are lovingly cared for. Visit them to get great ideas to take home, see a wide selection of plants, shrubs and trees growing in them or even buy some along the way to plant in your own garden.
Some of the best gardens and garden centres in the country are included in this festival and the website will give you an insight into the special places you can visit in Co. Wexford.
For more information go to http://www.wexfordgardentrail.com/
Southeast Country Music Festival Wexford Sunday 30th July 2017
A great family day out in the sunny Southeast! A stellar line-up of artists includes Nathan Carter, Mike Denver, Jimmy Buckley, Cliona Hagan and Lee Matthews.
Facilities in Killag include a large dance floor, full bar and food service, picnic area and free on-site parking. Children u-12 are FREE when accompanied by an adult. Tickets are €25 plus booking fee.
For more information go to http://southeastcountrymusicfestival.com/
Rockin’ Food Festival 2017 Friday 4th August – Monday 7th August 2017
This Year’s Enniscorthy Rockin’Food Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever. The Festival includes everything we all love most about summer with Free Live Music, Artisan Food, Craft & Beer Markets, Family Fun and so much more.
With so many FREE events you will have to save the date and join us for an action-packed weekend full of flavorful fun this August Bank Holiday. Our younger festival goers will be kept busy with plenty of flavorful fun and activities such as the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Treasure Hunts, Punch and Judy Shows, Carousels, Bungee Trampolines.
So, whether you like to swing through the streets or munch through the treats, the Enniscorthy Rockin’ Food Festival has something for everyone of all tastes and ages. A fun packed, family weekend that’ll rock your socks off.
For more information go to https://www.enniscorthyfoodietown.ie/
Blackstairs Blues Festival Friday 8th – Monday 11th September 2017
The Blackstairs Blues Festival Enniscorthy, is Irelands longest running blues festival. The festival guarantees all locals and visitors an exciting musical weekend each September in a beautiful historical town of the South East of Ireland.
They has been lucky to have some of the finest blues performers, who along with touring the international circuit, come to play in Enniscorthy.The Blues band perform in the many fine music venues that vary in size from the intimate and traditional to the more modern and spacious which are located on either side of River Slaney.
This years Festival promises to be another fantastic Blues Feast Weekender!
For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/BlackstairsBluesFestival/
With so many different festivals and events to choose from, there is something to suit everyone. Get out and about this Summer & enjoy Wexford. Don’t forget to pop into us here at The Bailey Bar & Eatery for some refueling or refreshment. Food is served all day every day & our fully stocked bar is open till late.