Ballina Fringe Festival is an artistic exploration of life lived on the edge of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way served up in a festival of words, art and music. The festival returns in pandemic-friendly form from 9-17th October 2021, in association with the Ice House.

Join us as we dip and weave our way though exceptional art, musical entertainment, historical discoveries, tales well told and lyrical words that dance through poetry outdoors, online and in intimate venues.

We know visiting might still be challenging this year, so we’re working on lots of outdoors and self-guided events during the festival, as well as some online events to whet your appetite!  In the meantime, why not browse our YouTube Channel and enjoy our past events or take a stroll and discover our stunning #PureBallina street art trail!

Our 2021 programme is now live – come join us for some well earned entertainment and fun in Ballina! 

Music - The Moy Sessions

POSTPONED

Greg Pearle

Friday 9 October

8pm, St. Michael’s Church of Ireland

POSTPONED

Billow Wood

Saturday 10 October

8pm, Kennedy Glasgow House

POSTPONED

Laoise Kelly

Friday 16 October

8pm, St Michael’s Church of Ireland

POSTPONED

David Munnelly &  Shane McGowan

Sunday 18 October

8pm, Ballina Arts Centre

Visual art

NOTE:  POSTPONED EXHIBITIONS HAVE NOW BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR BALLINA ARTS CENTRE FROM 7TH – 21ST DECEMBER 2020

Spoken word

Please note: This event has been moved online due to Covid-19 restrictions announced on Monday, October 5 and will be streamed on the Ballina Fringe Festival Facebook page.

Film - Movies at the Mart

The Princess Bride

Movies at the Mart

Saturday 17 October

6pm, Ballina Mart 

This Is Spinal Tap

Movies at the Mart

Saturday 17 October

9pm, Ballina Mart

Literature

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