July 3rd - 11th 2020

About Us

Welcome to Cairde Sligo Arts Festival – an eight-day cultural adventure set amidst the stunning backdrop of the Wild Atlantic Way!

The 2020 edition of Cairde Sligo Arts Festival takes place from July 3rd to 11th.  Highlights include an impressive music programme, including the annual the Songs By The Sea series of gigs along Sligo’s beautiful coast. A diverse theatre programme will feature a return of Hoipolloi’s Shon Dale Jones and a residency with dance theatre company Junk Ensemble. Also returning will be Cairde Visual, the open submission exhibition in partnership with The Model and the return of  Tumble Circus’ Big Top.

Alongside events for young inquisitive minds, we also welcome back our Cairde Young Curators programme selected by our youth panel.

Full programme to be announced – watch this space!

Cairde Sligo Arts Festival is a registered charity and would like to thank its funders, sponsors and supporters including The Arts Council, Sligo County Council, Sligo BID, Sligo Leader and more.


Are you interested in the arts, festivals, events, theatre, music, and Sligo? We are always looking for a helping hand at the Festival. For more info please e-mail Suzanne Donnelly on suzannesligo@yahoo.co.uk.