July 05, 2018
Clonakilty will celebrate its annual Bands Day this year with the 39th South of Ireland Band Championships on Saturday, July 7th. This showcase of the best band competition is combined with a unique snapshot of what Clonakilty might have looked like in the 1920s or 1930s – thanks to the Clonakilty Old Time Fayre. A very special day is instore as, once again, the Old Time Fayre will coincide with the celebration. The Fair Day celebrates Clonakilty's heritage through traditional crafts, clothes and music. The town will be a pedestrian only zone with everyone encouraged to dress in vintage clothes and join in the festivities and enjoy the marching bands, the themed street fairs and the camaraderie of a town that just never stops.
The event runs all through Saturday, from 9am, featuring lively street performances of everything from music to movie scores, marches and waltzes. There will be a packed timetable of competitions at the local community hall and in the community college.
The championships, along with the town’s Old Time Fayre, annually attract huge numbers of visitors. There is always something on in Clon.... so we hope to see you in town!The Hotel Activities Clonakilty Festival West Cork