Midsummer Arts Festival – Naas & Sallins

Published on June 5, 2017

We are delighted to launch this years Midsummer Arts Festival with thanks to Kathleen Lambe’s Stagedoor kids, John Spillane & The Moat Club’s Cast of Pride & Prejudice! This year will see Bosco take you through the magic door, DABBING will have you moving in the street, as will the Naas Zumba Girls & lots of entertainment from Zorbing, Climbing Walls, A Giant Planetarium, Arts workshops, and so many family events you will have to make sure you have booked the entire weekend off! Plus music from Declan O Rourke to finish the event with a bang!

The ‘Midsummer Arts Festival’ Naas & Sallins will see both town lands showcase a diverse range of cultural and artistic events that will take place over the weekend of the 23th and 24th June 2017. With funding support from Kildare County Council and partner sponsors the Arts Festival committee have worked tirelessly to mount this Festival in a short amount of time. And boy are they excited to show you what they have in store!

Have you been inside an outside pop up planetarium! Ever wondered what it would be like to Zorb on the canal?? Or have you experienced a Pop Up Sitting Room, come visit “Tóg go bog é”; seen any jelly fish lately? Climb Irelands tallest mobile climbing wall, Dab with the best of them! That’s just a teaser – you may want to come out and join in the fun in June to experience this and a lot more besides! Are you Kildare’s Traddest Family?

A family friendly ‘happening’ will transform Poplar Square, McAuley Place, The Harbour, along the canal in Sallins on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th. Come along to this free event with street performances, create your own Tepee art installation, enjoy some gypsy jazz perhaps or leave your mark in chalking the street, face painting, circus workshop, and lots more.

Call up your inner artist and take part in a variety of art workshops around the town, along the canal in Sallins and at local venues and studios in Naas and Sallins.

On Saturday, the 24th The Harbour at Naas Canal Harbour will showcase incredible art, music, fun and games;

Poplar Square will be rocking, while you can feed your soul in McAuley Place. Take a barge trip from Sallins and walk or cycle your way to the next event or see the pop up exhibitions in local venues.

Music on Friday /Saturday night @ McAuley Place, Alice’s Restaurant and many other venues around the towns…..Declan O’Rourke in the magical setting of St David’s Church!

Contact The Moat Theatre on 045 883030 for more info or check out facebook/instagram/twitter for updates or the website midsummerartsfestival.ie