Traditional May Day fun - May Day dancing and heaps of family fun!
Join us in Holywood for the annual traditional merriment that is May Day.
The town comes to a stand still every year when it hosts the flurry of activity that brings friends and families out together, creating a wonderful buzz.
Local school children will dance their way around Ireland's only maypole in the centre of town, surrounded by stalls, street theatre entertainment and loads of children's fun.
Merry May Day Activities
In partnership with Holywood and District Community Council
Food, Craft and Charity Stalls
Church Road and High Street
Crowning of the May Queen
10.45am, the Maypole
11am and 1pm
Jump, Jiggle and Jive
Children’s Interactive Dancing
12noon-4pm, High Street
Fancy Dress Competition and Presentation of Prizes
12.15pm, assemble at the Maypole bar,
judging at 12.30pm
Theme: Superheroes, princesses, my favourite book and cartoon
Queen’s Leisure Complex
Bonny Baby Competition
Registration 10.30am, judging 11am
Reenactors throughout the day at Holywood Priory
Discover Holywood’s Heritage…
Monday 1 May, Holywood Historical Walk
Town area, 10am-12noon
Enjoy an informative stroll through Holywood’s colourful history from the establishment of a monastic settlement on the site of the Old Priory Church to the Motte where King John is said to have spent the night. Learn more about the Praegers’ and Robert Sullivan’s influence on the town and how the Scottish settlers influenced local affairs from architecture to place names.
Tickets: £4 – Must be booked in advance
Tour departs by foot from Maypole Bar, High Street, Holywood, BT18 9AB
View the event flyer here