Halloween Happenings in Sligo

With Halloween fast approaching here are some suggestions of things to do in County Sligo.

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27th October. 2pm – 4pm. Halloween Family Fun Day at Johnston Court, Sligo. Face painting, balloon modelling, tricks and treats in this fun day for all. Free event.

27th October 7pm. Sligo Dark Tales Halloween Walking Tour. Explore Sligo’s dark history on a walking tour revealing Sligo’s turbulent past with stories of the undead, executions, jail-breaks, disease & macabre tales. Fancy dress is encouraged for this one.

28th October 6- 8pm. Halloween Disco Party at Five Star Fun, Grange. Join DJ Scruffy Duffy for fun and games. Admission €6 per child.


22nd – 31st October. The Mad Hatter Children’s Festival at the Hawk’s Well Theatre. Something for children of all ages and great fun for all.

23rd – 29th October. Sligo Live Festival. Live events throughout the town with many of them free. Headliners include Boomtown Rats, Bosco, Dara O’Brian, Bootleg Beatles and more.

26th – 28th October. Banada Banshee Bash. Head to Banada in South Sligo to visit to Haunted House, the Forest Fun Walk or visit the Vortex.

27th October. 10am -12noon Beltra Country Market have a Halloween Fancy Dress for all ages and Best Carved Pumpkin competition. Free event, all welcome.

27th and 28th October. The Hazelwood Haunting returns, this got fantastic reviews last year and is said to be better than ever this year. Suitable for children over 9 and adults. There will be an event for the under 9’s on Sunday 28th. This sold out quickly last year so don’t miss out.

October 27 to November 10 Easkey Scarecrow Festival.  This is always an excellent event as you walk through the village and see the brilliant scarecrows. Suitable for all ages, free event.

October 28th 11 am – 12 noon  Frolics and Fun, Little Wings Bird Sanctuary Fundraiser. The Teeling Centre, Collooney, Sligo. Featuring a fun dog show and Pauline McLynn aka Mrs. Doyle from Father Ted. Adults €4, kids €2

30th October. Hawk’s Well Theatre. A special Halloween-themed Brick Flicks (Lego stop motion) workshop. You will learn how to make a spooky set, create a zombie invasion and then have your favourite Lego character save the day! This books out quickly so don’t miss out.

30th October 12 pm . Trick or Treat Trail at Sligo Folk Park €5 admisson.

31st October 7.15 am. Samhain Sunrise at Carrowmore Tombs. Free event.

31st October from 3-5 pm . Little Monsters Halloween Disco in Dromore west Community Centre. €3 per child.

31st October from 3-4 pm. Ballymote Family Resource Centre have a Halloween Disco taking place.

John the Map has a great list of all the music on offer. Keep an eye on his page as it’s updated weekly.

If you have anything else to add just let us know.

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