Westport Arts Festival
In 1976 Westport Arts Festival was established as a celebration for the townsfolk after a busy tourist season. This year marks the 42nd year of a festival that has grown in size and popularity. The event now draws a consistently loyal audience from right around the country.
This year's festival runs for five days from Wednesday, 27th September to Sunday, 1st October and offers a strong and diverse selection of events to appeal to all ages and tastes.
The 2017 Festival builds on a legacy of quality programming from previous years for example with the McGings Open and the Poetry Competition. At the same time, the program includes some new events that will continue to mark the festival as an important part of the Irish arts calendar. Westport is in the fortunate position of having a vibrant arts community making and showing work right through the year. Our festival is proud every year to feature as much of this work as we can.