Knockatallon Bonfire Festival
takes place over ten days in June. Highlights include live music, dancing, car boot sale and bonfire sports day.
Harvest Time Blues Festival
is held in September and has earned a reputation as one of the top live music festivals in Ireland. Visitors can expect a host of top national and international artists at a range of venues throughout the town.
Clan McKenna Rally
takes place in July, including a Festival Banquet, guided tour of the Clann McKenna Heritage Trail, traditional Irish music, song and dance and the inauguration of a new Clann Chieftain.
County Monaghan Country Music Festival
takes place over four days in July. The festival promises to be the biggest and best in Monaghan and attracts interest from both local and international visitors.
Féile Oriel Festival
is a traditional Irish music festival which is held within Monaghan Town each May. Hundreds of musicians and artists descend to take part in a spectacle of music and entertainment culminating in the ‘Fiddler of Oriel’ competitions, where the cream of Irish musicians compete for the prestigious title.