Things are a little different in Ireland this year. For the most part, festivals are going online, with virtual celebrations happening as a result of Covid-19 restrictions and social distancing.
But don't let that stop you having a great time!
Read on to find out the best festivals happening around Ireland in 2021, virtual or otherwise.
When does it happen? 1 August 2020
Where does it happen? Online (but, spiritually speaking, in Dungloe, Donegal)
What exactly is the Mary from Dungloe Festival?
You've heard of Miss World? Or the Rose of Tralee?
Meet their quaint and rather sheltered Irish cousin, Mary From Dungloe.
Lovely ladies from all over the globe will compete online this year. Their goal is to be crowned the Mary from Dungloe 2021.
All entrants must carry a heritage connection to Ireland and typically come from global Irish emigrant communities, as well as from all the 32 counties of Ireland.
Aside from the main competition, there are musical and arts events to be enjoyed.
Plus there's Donegal's favourite son, Daniel O'Donnell, to charm everyone's socks off:
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When? 4 September - 6 September 2020
Where? Cape Clear Island, Cork
What? Enjoy tall tales? Ireland’s southernmost inhabited island hosts a celebration of this peculiarly Irish artform at the end of August each year.
When? 21-23 August 2020
Where? Dingle, Kerry
What? See the proud tradition of clinker boat rowing in all its furious glory. Try your turn at the oars on a Naomhóg boat across beautiful Dingle harbour.
When? 30 July - 9 August 2020
Where? West Belfast, Northern Ireland
What? One of the biggest community festivals in Ireland is definitely a good news story to emerge from Belfast's troubled past.
When? 6-16 August 2020
Where? Kilkenny city
What? The Marble City in Ireland's Ancient East lights up each August with parades, street performers, live music, comedy, opera and theatre.
When? 11-19 August 2020
Where? Clifden, Galway
What? Dating back to 1924, this is a thoroughbred festival! It's all about Ireland's native horse breed. But Clifden is mighty craic too.
When? 2-4 August 2020
Where? Waterford city
What? Street performers. Street buskers. Street parades. One of the biggest arts festivals in Ireland happens each August in Waterford.
When? Date TBC
Where? Ballyferriter, Dingle Peninsula
What? Enjoy horse racing on the beach. One of the most unique horse racing festivals in Ireland. Or, indeed, the world.
When? 14-16 August 2020
Where? Kinvara, Galway
What? Hookers are traditional sailing boats associated with Galway Bay. This festival celebrates these iconic craft in the picturesque harbour village of Kinvara, on the edge of The Burren.
Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival
When? 4 September - 30 September 2020
Where? Lisdoonvarna, Clare
What? Romantic hopefuls descend on this tiny Clare town for the world's largest matchmaking festival. Great craic - even if you're hitched!
When? 10 -12 August 2020
Where? Killorglin, Kerry
What? 400 year old Puck Fair is one of Ireland’s oldest festivals. Aside from live traditional music, storytelling, dancing and fireworks, Killorglin crowns a wild mountain goat - the 'puck' - to reign over the town.
When? 15-23 August 2020
What? More a collection of festivals in Ireland than a single event. Heritage Week sees cultural and historical shenanigans happen all across the country.
How? No matter where you're touring with us across Ireland, there'll be a Heritage Week event happening.