From Funfairs to Fireworks – Summer in Bray

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This summer, Bray invites you to dive into a whirlwind of family fun as the town kickstarts the season with festivals, events and activities galore throughout June, July, and August. There’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy!

The Summer in Bray line-up promises an unforgettable experience, packed with entertainment, culture, and community spirit. From the enchanting ‘Movies by the Bandstand’ to the serene ‘Yoga Summer Workshop’, the sizzling ‘Beach BBQ Festival’ to the awe-inspiring ‘Bray Air Display’, and everything in between, Summer in Bray promises non-stop excitement.

Feel the rhythm with live music on Sunday afternoons, experience the thrill of the ‘Seafront Funfair’, admire the classic beauties at the ‘Chrome Classic Car and Bike Festival’, and join the town in welcoming Bray’s newest festival, the Brave Maeve Family Festival, where a legend comes to life.

Eugene Finnegan from Bray Tourism commented, “Bray’s summer tourism campaign will feature diverse festivals, events, and unique experiences. Prepare for an unforgettable summer with thrilling activities for the whole family, including a funfair, Beach BBQ Festival, airshow, spectacular fireworks, and loads more. Bray looks forward to welcoming you!”

The 2024 summer festivals, events and activities include:

  • Aquathon Series – A multi-sport event that includes a 750m sea swim followed by a 5km run. The first event took place on Wednesday, June 19th, and will continue on Wednesday, July 17th, and Wednesday, August 14th. More information at
  • Hardy Har Comedy Club at the Harbour Bar – Thursday, June 27th, Thursday, July 11th and Thursday, July 18th at 8 pm
  • Mermaid Arts Centre offers a summer full of unforgettable drama, live music, comedy, visual arts, and more. Check out what’s on at
  • Sunday Summer Sounds on the Seafront Bandstand – selected dates in June, July, August and early September. See schedule is below. 
  • Free Movies by the Bandstand – Thursday, July 4th, Thursday, July 18th and Sunday, August 4th. Read more below.
  • Yoga Summer Workshop – Saturday, July 13th. Read more below.
  • The Seaside Arts Club – Friday, July 19th. Book at
  • Seafront Funfair – From Saturday, July 20th to Bank Holiday Monday, August 5th (Closed Monday, July 29th and Tuesday, July 30th)
  • Beach BBQ Festival – Saturday, July 20th and Sunday, July 21st
  • Brave Maeve Family Festival – Where a legend comes to life – Saturday, July 27th and Sunday, July 28th
  • Chrome Classic Car & Bike Festival – Sunday, July 28th. Register a car or bike at
  • Bray Air Display – Saturday, August 3rd
  • Breathtaking Fireworks Display – Bank Holiday Monday, August 5th
  • HER Outdoors Week – Monday, August 12th to Sunday, August 18th – More information at
  • National Heritage Week – Saturday, August 17th to Sunday, August 25th. Get involved and read more at
  • Hell & Back returns to Killruddery on Saturday, September 21st. Book at

Visit to start planning your trip!

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Julia Labedz
Julia Labedz
Julia has several years of experience as a writer and editor, working with independent clients as well as larger organizations. Prior to working for ITTN she was a marketing executive. She has both a BA and MFA in English with Creative Writing, with an extensive professional and creative portfolio. In her free time, Julia works on her novel.

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