July Events in the Boyne Valley | Discover Boyne Valley Meath, Ireland

July Events in the Boyne Valley

Date: 19/06/2024

The summer is in full swing here in the Boyne Valley and there is nowhere better to plan a summer vacation than County Meath and South County Louth. We’ve got beaches, we’ve got waterparks, we’ve got rollercoasters and some of the best food and drinks offerings in the Country! There is also a plethora of events happening this July in the region, so why not plan your trip to coincide with some of them. Here is a list of all the great events happening this July in the Boyne Valley.

Emerald Park


Emerald Park  are delighted to host their own Teddy Bear Picnic fundraiser in collaboration with our wonderful charity partners @JackandJillCF  on the 5th July. All entry tickets to Emerald Park for July 5th will include access to the Teddy Bear Picnic! For tickets click here

Cusack Hotel Group Family Day 

navan racenavan race
Saturday 13th July, the famous Cusack Hotel Group Family Day is back this July - at the start of the Summer Holidays!  
Expect a great day out with face painting, bubble fun, magic shows, interactive racing experiences and much more. Whilst this is a family day, of course there is something for everyone with a summer BBQ also taking place and after racing there is live music in the Troytown Bar to keep everyone entertained! Gates Open: 12.00pm First Race: 1.50pm   Click Here 

Fairy Festival at Loughcrew Estate 

fairy fes loughcrew est

Come join us to experience a magical weekend at Loughcrew Gardens,  July 20th to 21st July from 12:00pm - 6pm, inspired by fairies, enchantment. art, and anicent legends. Opal the Fairy, Fairy disco, Real life Unicorn, Cronin, Circus school, A Snail’s Tale, Fancy Dan, Merrow, Mandala making, Enchanted fairy trail, Fi Flo Hoops, Bouncy Castle, Storytelling, Wishing tree, Portrait painting, Vintage fair games, Fancy Dan and more! Find out more here 

International Harp Festival

harp fes

This year's festival takes place at An Grianán, Termonfeckin, Co. Louth from Sunday 30th June to Friday 5th July. Top quality workshops, classes, concerts and sessions are guaranteed. You will have an opportunity to engage with other harpers, gain a better understanding of Irish music, song and dance as well as learning more about the harp and its music. Find out more here.

Spire of Lloyd Guided Tours

Happening every Friday in July at 10am, 10.45am and 11.30am. Take the tour and climb to the top of Irelands only inland lighthouse. Children are Free, must be accompanied by an adult, not suitable for children under 5yrs. Find out more and book your tickets here.

Solstice Arts Centre

Solstice Art

As always, there is plenty happening at Solstice Arts Centre this July. Choose from artistic explorers summer camp, workshops on the River Boyne, Beyond the Horizon, Irish Pink Floyd tribute, and so much more. Find out more here.

Love Drogheda Family Fun day

Enjoy a family fun day in the heart of Drogheda on the 27th of July. Expect to see facepainting, balloon modelling, music, circus performance plus the return of some of our favourite characters. Find out more here.

The Story of Honey at Beewise Nature Trail


One Off Special Event. Know what it is to live like a bee within nature’s elaborate eco-system and cycle of life. Hear intriguing insights like how bees do an in-hive waggle dance to inform fellow bees about where to find the best nectar. View the honeybees through a large working observation hive. Watch the liquid honey flow from a frame fresh from the hive in a glass extractor. End with a tasting of diverse honeys such as spring, summer, and ivy honey. Our honey, beeswax products and homemade jams are available to purchase on the day. 

Date: Sunday 28th July 2024 Starts at 11am sharp. Duration: up to 3 hours (includes 1 hour of talks and demos and the remainder time is optional on the nature trail at your own pace.) For more details click here

Grill and Chill at Fairyhouse


Enjoy the last of the summer evening grill and chill events for 2024 on the 10th of July at Fairyhouse. The evening includes The evening includes a Private Room with access to Grandstand, Reserved Table for the evening  (shared tables of 10), admission to evening racing (First race 5.30pm - Last race 8.30pm Approx), €5 Tote bet, Barbeque (Burger/Hot Dog & Salads), Free Pint of Bulmers /Budweiser, Race card and Live Music from  7.30pm to 9.30pm. Find out more here.

Cusack Hotel Group Family Fun Day at Navan Racecourse

The famous Cusack Hotel Group Family Day is back this July 13th - at the start of the Summer Holidays! Bring the family along to a dedicated fun filled family day where children go free and experience a day of kid’s activities and entertainment alongside thrilling racing.  Expect a great day out with face painting, bubble fun, magic shows, interactive racing experiences and much more. Find out more here.

Ashbourne Baseball Club


Enjoy an afternoon at the Ballpark this July at Ashbourne International Baseball Centre. On July 8th – 14th Team USA take on Irish Baseball League. July 18th -21st will be Ashbourne International Baseball Festival and July  25th – 28th see’s the European Baseball Championship Qualifier. Find out more here.

Swift Cultural Centre

Leah Barniville is in concert on July 5th in the Swift Cultural Centre as well as Trim Youth Theatre Murder Mystery Summer Camp on the first week of July. Find out more here.

Droichead Arts Centre

Drogheda Arts centre

Events happening this July at Droichead arts centre include The Highway men incarnated, Boyne Valley International Film Festival, Beauty and the Beast at Oldbridge House, Cowboy Summer Camp, Slow sessions and more. Find out more here.

Newgrange Farm and Mythical Ireland Tours

Spend an afternoon this July discovering Newgrange and the historical points of interest on Newgrange Farm. Your guide will be Anthony from Mythical Ireland and available dates in July include Tuesday the 9th and Tuesday the 23rd. Find out more here.

Kells Type Trail

Kells type trail

Running all through the month of July, Kells Type trail is a celebration of our unique heritage of lettering in the home of the Book of Kells. Find out more here.

Navan Pride Festival

The 2nd Navan Pride Festival takes place from the 8th to the 13th of July. Events include quiz’s, movies, talks and so much more. Find out more here.

Drogheda Pride Festival

Drogheda Pride 2024 is taking place from July 18-21, and the whole town will be buzzing as crowds come together to celebrate love, diversity, and inclusivity.

This year’s Pride Parade will take place on Saturday, July 20. Following the parade, talented local artist Kobrah Kage will headline the main event with a highly-anticipated performance.Find out more here

Oldcastle Agricultural Show

Oldbridge Agri show

The 83rd award-winning Oldcastle Agricultural Show is on Sunday, July 21, 2024, in Gilson Park! We offer competitions for farm animals such as sheep, cattle, poultry, horses, & dogs. We also welcome entries into our Hall Industry Classes, which cater to arts, crafts, & baking goods. Find out more here.

Vintage Car Run from Sage and Stone

North Eastern Vintage Car Club are running their annual Vintage Car Run taking off from Sage & Stone at 11am on Sunday July 21st and returning to Sage & Stone for tea and Judging of Best Turned out Car and Best Dressed Driver and Car. Find out more here.

Sage and Stone Flea Market

Sage and Stone

Due to demand, Sage&Stone are having another Flea Market on Saturday July 27th.  Anyone with an eclectic collection of anything is welcome to come and take a stall as well as vintage stalls. Find out more here.

Red Mountain Farm 


Red Mountain

Don`t forget you can enjoy an affordable day at  Red Mountain Open Farm whatever the weather, offering a rang of experiences many of them indoors. Only two minutes from the Newgrange Interpretive Centre. A family run mixed farm, enjoy the play areas, animals, indoor/outdoor facilities, the Bale Maze, the Blue Barrel Express, the Tractor Trailer Ride, pedal Tractors and Go-Karts. There are also horse carriage rides on offer and country farm walks. Tea, Coffee and soft drinks available along with ample parking for cars and coaches. With some new farmyard friends to visit in 2024.


Summer Season (29.06.2024 - 01.09.2024)
Open Tuesday to Sunday,
From 10:30am to 5pm.
Closed Mondays

Be sure to visit our what’s on page where new events are being added every day. Have a look at our full list of accommodation providers here so you can make a long weekend out of it! We can’t wait to see you this July in the Boyne Valley.

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