Thousands of people are taking part in the first Healthy Kerry Community Weekend across the county.
The Big Hello is a nationwide initiative, funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development
Funding of €10,000 was allocated to Kerry events by the department and the Kerry Local Community and Development Committee last March.
These events include social gardening in Killarney National Park, a street feast in Lauragh Community Centre and the launch of a food market at the Community Garden in Ballycasheen.
It aims to encourage communities to host events in their local area in order to strengthen community ties and help tackle the problem of social isolation.