Wake The Giant Warrenpoint August 2017

August 19, 2017

Wake The Giant Festival 2017 returns to Warrenpoint on 26 & 27 August 2017

The Giant doses in the days before he is awakened by the masses in Warrenpoint!

Wake The Giant Warrenpoint Fun for All!

Wake the Giant captured the imagination of everyone, young and old, locals and visitors alike, in August 2016.


It was a refreshing and creative initiative to have a summer festival in Warrenpoint that we can all enjoy and we are delighted to see it return this year!


Check out our video from last year!



Wake The Giant in August 2016 saw a two day festival of superb street entertainment and performance for all the family culminating in the wakening of the Giant in the Municipal Park.


Performance on the promenade at Wake The Giant 2016

Thousands of people gathered in the Park with a mixture of curiosity, anticipation and dare we say it fear in the eyes of some of the younger Giant wakers!!!



None of us really knew what was in store!



Most of us did not know really what to expect as the Giant spectacle gathered momentum.


If you are going to do anything outside in Ireland, the weather is not something you can rely on. Just as the Giant was about to awaken a downpour struck all the spectators – perhaps Finn was summonsing all the power of the universe with it’s myths and legends to rise again!


The rain did not deter most of us as umbrellas wakened and with much cheering, singing , music and roaring the Giant did awake and rise he did.


Arising into the air a GIGANTIC 32 Feet!!!



And so it will happen again on August 26 and 27 2017 in Warrenpoint!


Here is what is going on!

Wake The Giant Busking Competition


This year will see the introduction of a busking competition in Warrenpoint as part of the Wake The Giant 2017.


This will take place from 2- 5pm all around town – if you fancy displaying your musicianship for all to see, check out more information HERE


There will be live music along the promenade on both Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 10pm with free activities for the kids in the Park too.


Performance on the promenade at Wake The Giant 2016

The main event will take place on Sunday with 2 performances at 2pm and 5pm.

The tension will build as the Giant will try to defeat the ancient witch Cailliagh Beara


So make sure you get down to Warrenpoint next weekend – 26 and 27 August 2017 for the Wake The Giant spectacle