Welcome to Carlow Arts Festival, the first big Cultural event of Summer 2017. The festival is a celebration of the many extraordinary riches the arts has to offer from national and international artists.
We have hand-picked world festival premières, award-winning shows, immersive visual arts projects, the best possible gigs for the O’Haras Pavilion and a whole host of family-friendly and free events.
Our Festival HQ is at the beautiful Carlow College, St. Patrick’s, where you can immerse yourself in artistic adventures over the week-long festival.
Irish Village Markets are teaming up with the festival organisers and are bringing along our band of merry traders this June 9th, 10th & 11th.
Our street food village will be centred on the beautiful lawns of Carlow College St Patrick’s, next to the cathedral. The specially built Festival HQ Pavilion will be the place for comedy, top music acts and more. Pop next door for the best of contemporary art at VISUAL, then grab craft beer from local legends O’Hara’s. Make Festival HQ your party hub, or simply chill out on the lawn.
Interested in trading at this event – application form here