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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!