With society slowly but surely reopening paired with the arrival of some much-needed sunshine, summer 2021 is already looking pretty promising! Add in a festival or two and things finally feel as though they are returning to normal.
After a bitterly disappointing decision to postpone June Fest in 2020, the much-loved Newbridge-based festival is back with a bang this year and has a line-up that was certainly worth waiting for. While many of the programme highlights will be virtual, there is also a selection of open-air events that are suitable for all the family and will provide a welcome reason to get out and about for some safe socialising.
Run by White Lily Events, a non-profit organisation, June Fest will this year be celebrating its 10th birthday. Community collaboration is at the heart of the festival and while Newbridge is its home, it welcomes visitors in their droves from all over Kildare – as well as all around the country – each year.
The festival’s commitment to community and individual wellbeing is clear in this year’s line-up, with events such as Pilates in the Park and Lockdown Chats with Celtic Con on offer, as well as the official opening of Newbridge Family Resource Centre’s (NFRC) Sensory Garden.
The programme for 2021 spans the entire month, with an array of events suited to wide range of ages – and plenty on offer for the family to enjoy together.
Here is the lowdown on the “ones to watch” this June Fest:
The full June Fest programme, with further information on events featured above as well as much more, can be found at www.junefest.ie.