Hate Halloween? Never fear!

If you’re not quite Halloween and more Halo-when-will-it-end Two HQ have got you covered. We’ve scoured the internet for festivals nationwide which don’t require you to dress ridiculously or run for your life through clown-infested farms. No more hiding behind the curtain from the trick or treaters, have a browse of what’s on offer this bank holiday weekend and plan your escape route!

See where the weekend takes you:

Connemara Sea Weekend

Entering its 31st year organizers describe their festival as “multi-disciplinary” incorporating music workshops, art exhibitions, concerts, talks, walks, children’s activities and sports events. Not a ghost or ghoul in sight but be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the ‘After the Light’ parade, a highlight of the weekend!

Savour your time together:

Kilkenny Food Festival 

If top quality food, talented chefs and a tasty food market sounds like heaven to you then head along to Savour from 27th – 30th October. The hotels, restaurants, cafés and bars of the area will host a mix of free and ticketed cookery demonstrations, foodie discussions and drink and dining events. We’ve included the brochure because we know you lot! Have a gander and get planning your itinerary.

Jazz up your weekend:

Guinness Cork Jazz Festival 

This year marks the 40th year of this internationally renowned festival. With acts like Booka Brass Band and Imelda May this year is set to be one of the best the rebel county has seen so far. If you can’t make the whole weekend set aside a little time on Saturday from 1pm for the Jazz Parade boasting “untamed performances from over 350 of Ireland’s best street artists”, when one act finishes the next begins! we’ve included the route map below:


Something other than the norm:

Other Voices Belfast

Internationally acclaimed music, television series and arts festival ‘Other Voices’ lands in Belfast promising a mix of music, creativity and technology. Intrigued? You should be, this event has been sponsored by Belfast City Council to support the city’s bid for European Capital of Culture 2023. So gather up your high expectations and immerse yourself in the entertainment!

Those are just a few of our favorite festivals taking place across the four provinces but if you’re looking for a more exhaustive list of what’s on countrywide check out Entertainment.ie

Forget the trick just treat yourself!

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