The Rose of Tralee International festival marks 60 years in 2019, and is a celebration of Irish culture and heritage held every year during the month of August. The five day festival culminates in the crowning of the Rose of Tralee, a year long ambassadorial role for this young Irish woman who represents Ireland – The festival both locally and around the world.

The roses participate in festival events, rose parades and two nights of live television broadcasted to the nation by RTE. The festival also includes five days and nights of entertainment, much of which is free. This includes live music, events for families, parades, firework displays,historical exhibitions, day trips, a Gala rose ball, fashion show and the live televised show.