Upcoming Events in Kilkenny

Bealtaine Festival 2014

1st May 2014 - 31st May 2014

May belongs to the Bealtaine festival! Over 120,000 people now take part in Bealtaine. From dance to cinema, painting to theatre, Bealtaine showcases the talents and creativity of both first-time and professional older artists. See

Smithwick's Kilkenny Roots Festival 2014

2nd May 2014 - 5th May 2014

The festival features a mix of Irish and International acts from USA, Canada and the UK.  In addition to 20 ticketed show, over 60 free performances will take place on the Music Trail in venues throughout the City. See

Sky Cat Laughs Comedy Festival 2014

29th May 2014 - 2nd Jun 2014

Cat Laughs has grown from a small event comprising a handful of shows in 1995 to an internationally acclaimed festival which showcases the very best in Irish & international comedy acts in June. The festival attracts in excess of 30,000 visitors. See

Graignamanagh/Tinnahinch Regatta & Rowing Festival 2014

3rd Aug 2014 - 4th Aug 2014

Reputed to be Ireland’s oldest regatta. Events include: rowing, swimming, diving, cot racing, novelty events (rope across river, diving for plates...), children's activities & live music in the local pubs. On August Bank Holiday Weekend.

Kilkenny Arts Festival 2014

8th Aug 2014 - 17th Aug 2014

Now entering its 41st year. Features following art forms; Theatre & Dance, Classical Music, Music, Wired, Street, Literature, Visual Art and Craft. Committed to the presentation of a unique, distinctive and inspiring programme. See

Kilkenny Fashion Week 2014

8th Oct 2014 - 11th Oct 2014

With a fashion schedule and bumper fringe programme to suit every age and taste,  Kilkenny Fashion Week will show that Kilkenny is a premier shopping destination and showcase it's city centre shopping. See

Savour Kilkenny 2014

23rd Oct 2014 - 27th Oct 2014

Enjoy food markets, cookery demonstrations, food art, food debates and discussions as well as lots of dining events in local hotels, restaurants, cafes and bars. Embraces all sectors of the food community from artisan producers to restaurateurs. On the October Bank Holiday Weekend. See

SUBTITLE European Film Festival 2014

24th Nov 2014 - 30th Nov 2014

Unique opportunity to catch some of the most popular European films that can’t be found at the multiplex. If you’re looking for provocative, funny, accessible and smart European films, then SUBTITLE is for you (& chance to meet their makers & stars). See