If you're planning a family-friendly Vintage Week in 2023, there's lots to enjoy from the Vintage Sunday Parade, Fireworks Night, the Crinkill Soapbox Derby + lots more!
More events to be announced!
THE BIG BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE PICNIC
Friday 4 August | Birr Castle
After its wonderful debut last year, it's back!
Lay down your picnic blankets and spread out your own vintage-style picnic. Try your hand at a game of Garden Croquet or Skittles. A fun-filled memory-making day out for all.
Prizes on the day too!
Friday 4 August | Burke's Hill
Hosted by Birr Tidy Towns.
Music by Rock on Paddy. Traditional music & dancing, plus other family-friendly fun events.
BBQ and refreshments available.
BIRR AIR DISPLAY
Saturday 5 August | Birr Airfield
After a break, it’s back and bigger than ever with its most exciting line up in its 10-year history. This year, see the ‘Top Guns’ of international UK & Ireland air display acts! It’s a truly unique day for all the family with a large selection of attractions for all ages and a huge selection of food options in their Food Court.
Sunday 6 August | Streets of Birr
Join us for some fantastic family fun with street theatre, marching bands, floats, vintage cars lots more!
After Parade Entertainment
4pm-7pm | Streets of Birr
Parade performers, live music and more! Judging of Vintage cars on Green Street immediately after the Parade.
TOM O'REILLY MEMORIAL CAR
Monday 7 August | 6pm
Starting Point: Dooly's Hotel
Birr & District Motor Club presents this much-loved evening for all the family, finding and solving clues!
Register on the day from 5.30pm
& GIG RIG
Thursday 10 August | Birr Rugby Club
A field of family fun with Vintage Games, Food and Music..... plus a surprise or two to celebrate 55 years of Vintage Week!
Our Music line-up will feature a number of local musicians and a main headliner, playing through the night until the fireworks go off!
For now, save the date and we'll have more details in the next couple of weeks!
BE A PASSING
Friday 11 August | 11am-1pm
Tin Jug Studio, Brendan Street
Annual fun for grown-ups and accompanied children to
wander up St Brendan Street and stop under the
umbrella to do some art. All materials will be supplied.
€2 donation welcome!
Free, no booking required.
CRINKILL SOAPBOX DERBY
Saturday 12 August | Crinkill
First car down at 3pm
Kindly sponsored by Romaquip
(Registration up to 2pm)
It's back and it's going to be bigger than ever with an exciting new course that includes more jumps and thrills to wow the crowd. There's €500 up for grabs for the fastest soapbox AND €500 for the best novelty entry. With music, food and family entertainment throughout, it's a day not to be missed!
€40 to enter (participants must be over 18)
Or call (089) 422 6894 or 086 100 2207
4-12 August, Townsend Street
The Courthouse Yard will host a whole range of events for children and families throughout the week including The Flea Circus, Slime Labs, Art Wall workshops, Parade Workshops & Paint Pouring Workshops!