Have a Merry May Day in Holywood Town Centre

This popular annual event features traditional May Day dancing by local school children, a selection of market stalls and other family fun. Full event listing below:

10am-4pm: Food and Charity stalls

10.30am-11am: Bonny Baby Competition

10.45am-11am: Crowning of the May Queen

11am-11.45am: Children's Maypole Dancing

12noon-12.30pm: Performance by McElhinney School of Irish Dance / Punch and Judy Puppet Show

12noon-4pm: Jump, Jiggle and Jive interactive dance fun

12noon-4pm: Living History of Holywood at The Priory

12.30pm-1pm: Fancy Dress Competition (Theme: Kings and Queens, Super Heroes or My Favourite Storybook Character)

1pm-1.45pm: Maypole Dancing

1.30pm-2pm: Punch and Judy Puppet Show

2pm-2.30pm: Watoto African Children's Choir

3pm-3.30pm: Punch and Judy Puppet Show

Watch out for our enchanted spring street performers!

Download the programme

7 May 2018

Opening Times

  • 10am-4pm


  • Various

Contact Details

  • Address Town Centre Holywood Co Down BT18 9AE
  • Telephone 028 9127 0069
  • Email
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