What’s On Guide

From ancient festivals in the Slieve Bloom Mountains to modern day merry-making, Laois has enjoyed a party more than most for thousands of years. With over 60 events happening each month , you are most definitely invited to celebrate with us.
And from major international music weekends to local fiestas covering everything from scarecrows and storytelling, to drama and literature, you’re sure to find your tribe. For the outdoor enthusiast there’s weekly guided walks, runs and cycles. Come join us as we celebrate the length and breadth of the county – morning, noon, and night…

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Laois Pride Festival

17th September @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The parade starts at 12pm from Fitzmaurice place in Portlaoise, followed by Laois Pride festival for all ages from 1-5pm with drag kings and queens, performers, games, food, music, and more!
Our Laois Pride after-party will take place in Kavanagh’s Bar and Venue. Tickets are on sale now for €15 on Eventbrite. (This event is 18+)


17th September
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm