Mon, Oct 26
Chambers Garden Centre
Pumpkin Carving Competition
This will be a competition to see who can carve the best pumpkin, there will be different age groups and different categories eg scariest pumpkin, the most creative pumpkin and the funniest one. Prizes for all the winners.
Fri, Oct 30
Newport, Mulranny, Ballycroy
Mayo Dark Sky Festival
The fifth Mayo Dark Sky Festival will take place 30th October to 1st November 2020. Enjoy talks, workshops, walks, magic - and a little stargazing, as we celebrate Mayo's pristine clear skies
Fri, Oct 30
Hotel Newport
Book Launch
On Friday 30th October we will launch a book celebrating our beautiful heritage town. 'Newport - the First 200 Years'
Fri, Sep 18
Hotel Newport
Culture Night - Halley 300
In the same year as Newport was founded, Edmund Halley (of Halley’s comet fame) was elected Astronomer Royal. Newport Astronomy Club will present a talk on the life of this influential and inspiring scientist,
Sat, Aug 29
Parade of Sail
We wish to gather all types of boats into the harbour to commemorate 300 years of boating in this lovely harbour We are proud of the variety of craft now using the bay and we invite all boating enthusists to join the flotilla !
Fri, Aug 28
Newport (various locations)
A Taste of Newport
A chance to sample local food at its best… This will be a packed weekend of celebrating food of the area, there will be cookery demos, food tastings, bakery competition, zero food mile dining event, lectures on food/cookery. We hope to have something for every taste and every age.
Sat, Jul 18
Dinghy Regatta
100 years ago a regatta was held at Melcombe and this year we are holding a regatta in Newport Harbour and Callicaun There will be racing for senior and junior sailors in 4 categories with some fun racing to bring the bay alive!
Sun, Jun 14
Castlebar Street and Newport Viaduct
Newport Street Party
Mon, Jun 01
Newport (various locations)
Newport Open House Day
A rare chance to glimpse into some of Newport’s most historic and significant sites, many in private ownership, opened to the public on this day to celebrate Newport’s tri-centenary
Sun, May 31
Open Air Concert
Join Sharon Shannon, Mundy, Frances Black and Mary Coughlan at Newport Quay...
Sun, May 03
Main Street and other locations
Historical Re-Enactment
Join us on the streets of Newport for an unforgettable Historical Reenactment of the development of our town, as told through two main characters - Captain Pratt and the visionary Brian Rua O Cearbhainn.
Sat, Apr 11
Princess Grace Park
Easter Egg Hunt
Fun family event in the lovely princess Grace Park. Kids can run through the park and find chocolate eggs and there will be one golden Newport 300 egg for one lucky person. The over 10s will be more of a scavenger hunt, with lots of prizes and Easter eggs. 2pm Kids <10 3pm Kids >10
Sun, Apr 05
Saint Patrick's Church Newport
Handel's Messiah
Soloists and Vocalessence choir with Mayo Concert Orchestra under the baton of Conductor and Composer Kathy Fahey This is a once in a life time performance not to be missed! Sponsored by Portwest and Westport House Tickets €20
Sat, Apr 04
Canon Killeen Park
Plaque Unveiling
A new stone sculpture will be unveiled in Canon Killeen Park to commemorate this tri-centennial year. A new flagpole with a specially commissioned flag will be erected alongside the stone and flown at all events during the year of celebration.
Sun, Jan 05
GN Mulranny Park Hotel
Nollaig n mBan
A chance for the ladies to kick off our tri-centenary year (and raise funds for other Newport 300 events), join us for an inspiring and fun afternoon of talks, ideas and so much more!
Sat, Jan 04
Newport Quay
New Year Swim
To kick off our tri-centenary year (and raise funds for other Newport 300 events), you are uinvited to join us for a New Year dip at Newport Quay on Saturday 4th January

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