Welcome to the 13th annual Ennis Street Arts Festival from July 2nd to 8th, bringing you 7 days of engaging, entertaining, and exciting arts and cultural events for the whole family.

Whether you want to participate in a community arts event, join in a workshop, listen to some music or simply enjoy the arts and entertainment there will be something here for you.

Our theme this year is Urban Wildlife; this refers to the many other amazing creatures that share our habitat here in Ennis such as bees, bats and hedgehogs… but it could also refer to all the wild and wonderful people we share our gorgeous town with!!
So come and join us in the Ennis Market Building, this year’s Festival HQ, where you will discover a host of exciting events and workshops happening all week long, including the fabulous Lantern Company who will be holding open workshops there from Monday to Friday creating loads of Urban Wildlife Lanterns for our Festival Parade. Look out for the giant Gramophone blasting out stories and songs; beware the Viking Battle raging on the streets; discover the world of bees in Me & My Bee showing in glór and also through the wonderful interactive art work of our Commissioned Artist Eileen Hutton; learn to make your own interactive art work through circuits and electronics with the Make Create Innovate Team; enjoy music and street entertainment, bring your kids to the kids disco, learn all about Hedgehogs, sponsor a duck in the Duck Race, and so much more….. just come and have some fun!

Time to the 2018 Festival








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Featured Events

july, 2018

fri06jul10:00 amfri6:00 pmFeaturedUrban Wildlife Lantern Workshopswith Lantern Company (UK)10:00 am - 6:00 pm Ennis Market BuildingEvent Type :workshop Tickets Price: Free Event

fri06jul12:00 pmfri6:00 pmFeaturedImagination Playgroundby Brici Spraoi12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Monastery ParkEvent Type :Street Installation Game Tickets Price: Free Event

fri06jul12:00 pmfri6:00 pmFeaturedGramophonewith Donnacha Cahill12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Ennis Market BuildingEvent Type :Street Installation Tickets Price: Free Event

fri06jul2:00 pmfri4:00 pmFeaturedBe(E)TweenA participatory intervention by Eileen Hutton2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Outside glórEvent Type :Participatory Intervention Tickets Price: Free Event

sat07jul11:00 amsat6:00 pmFeaturedThe White Horse Living History Society11:00 am - 6:00 pm Park Avenue (Green area at the back of Dunnes Stores)Event Type :medieval display Tickets Price: Free Event

sat07jul2:00 pmFeaturedMe And My Beepresented by This Egg Theatre Company (UK)2:00 pm glórEvent Type :theatre Tickets Price: €10/€35 Family 4

sat07jul3:00 pmFeaturedThe Trapby Nakupelle3:00 pm Temple Gate Hotel SquareEvent Type :street theatre Tickets Price: Free Event

sat07jul7:30 pmFeaturedSPLICEDProduced By Timmy Creed / Chalk It Down Productions & Co-Presented by glór and Ennis Street Arts Festival7:30 pm Ennis CBS Squash ClubEvent Type :theatre Tickets Price: €15/€12 Conc. Age: 16 years and older