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What’s On in Dublin

There are so many things to do and experience in Dublin. Events and festivals are running in Dublin throughout the year. Therefore if you’re aiming to visit Dublin and haven’t picked the times yet, nevertheless why not participate in one of the Irish events and please your ears, eyes and heart- as there are tons to choose from: classical and modern music, theater, dance arts and events for food lovers. There are plenty things to do with so much activities, entertainment to guarantee you perfect atmosphere, mood and best fun for all family.

February
Alltech Craft Brews & Food fair 5 Feb - 25 Feb

The biggest Irish Brewery and Foodie exhibits including international and native craft beverages and local culinary art tastiest.

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March
Dublin Bay Prawn festival 17 Mar - 19 Mar

Dublin Bay Prawn Festival is an event full of cooking demos, festival menus, dances, Irish music, live street entertainment, and of course, prawns- prepared the way you love.

A variety of amazing food experiences at the Harbour Festival Food Village serving the freshest, most delicious seafood, cooked every way imaginable, including a selection of special Dublin Bay Prawn dishes.

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St. Patrick’s festival 2017 16 Mar - 19 Mar

St. Patrick’s Day a national holiday and  the biggest event in Ireland celebrated within the whole world. It’s  the greatest celebration in the world !!!

St. Patrick’s Day is the day when everyone wants to be Irish.

The highlight of all the events and activities is the spectacular and gorgeous parade and exceptional city-wide events right in the heart of Dublin city.

The first St. Patrick’s Festival was held over one day, and night, on March 17th 1996, it has since grown to a 4-5 day celebration.

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Mountains to sea DLR Book festival 2016 22 Mar - 26 Mar

Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival  is an exciting festival with a program full of events like master classes, workshops and sessions, featuring readers of all levels and age groups.

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April
Dublin: One City, One Book 2017 1 Apr - 30 Apr

Dublin: One city one book is an event, that encourages to read a book about Dublin city in April each year. General public , library staff and Irish publishers are invited to suggest titles for the book.Then, following a careful consideration of the suggested titles, the final selection is made by consensus between the City of Literature team and senior library management. The selected title is then recommended to the City Librarian for approval.

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May
Docklands Summer festival 20 May - 21 May

A big festival at Dublin Grand Canal Dock with world-class wake- boarding, lots of entertainment, competitions both on water and land. Open air DJ’s, plenty of demonstrations and try it sessions. A day out full of entertainment for all family. Food Markets on the site for you to recharge.

Free Entry to Dublin’s Hippest Festival

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International Literature festival Dublin 20 May - 29 May

International Literature Festival is the best once-a-year literary event in Ireland bursting the best writers in the world, with discussions, readings, workshops, performance and more. In the city of the Words you can get to see new faces, get inspired and surprised weather its lyrics, poems, fiction or not fiction.

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Dublin Dance festival 18 May - 28 May

Dublin Dance festival is a biggest dance festival on Irish calendar, combining dancers and choreographers from across the world to share the dance artwork with audiences in capital.

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International Dublin Gay Theatre event 1 May - 14 May

The biggest Dublin Gay Theatre festival event of its type in the whole world, reminding and existence of gay artists and celebrating their input to theatre.

Each year DubGay Theatre festuval presenst drama, comedy, musical theatre, cabaret and more in venues centred in Dublin’s historic Georgian heart.

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June
First Fortnight 1 Jun - 20 Jun

Ireland’s Mental Health Art Festival

First fortnight focus to supply an open dialogue, information and understanding of mental health issues and additionally to obstacle discrimination with the help of the arts.

 

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Dublin Port River Fest 2017 1 Jun - 5 Jun

This June Bank Holiday, Saturday 3rd – Monday 5th June, North Wall Quay will once again play host to the Dublin Port Riverfest.

#Riverfest2017 will be activating the River Liffey from the Sean O’Casey bridge, along North Wall Quay right through to Dublin Port and into Dublin Bay, with a wide variety of thrilling performances, exciting activities and events!

ThunderCat Racing will be headlining the event with their first ever Dublin performance! ThunderCat Racing is one of the world’s most exhilarating water sports (boats can be seen to fly up to 6m in the air!) and has mass appeal to all ages offering great year round entertainment.  Thousands of spectators now follow Thundercat Racing, which is positioning itself as one of the most prominent water sports of the twenty first century. The Thundercats will be racing four times daily as headliners of #Riverfest2017.

On the water activities will include river ferries and cruises, boat tours of Dublin Port and Dublin Bay, ‘Try Sailing’ sessionson both sailing dinghies and keelboats, Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP) sessions and Kayaking trips.

The Jeanie Johnston will once again be offering free tours over the course of the weekend, along with seven other stunning Tall Ships. 

There will also be a jam packed schedule of on the water displays and entertainment in the festival area including; ThunderCats Racing, international Tall Ships, Jet Pack displays, sailing races, powerboat displays and much more!

Not to be outdone by the water, land activities will also play an integral part to the festival. There will be multiple Family Zones with FREE activities such as Zip Lines, Rock Climbing, Street Performers, Music, Fun Fair attractions, Face Painting, Pirate re-enactments and children’s Art & Circus workshops.

Customs officers will be on hand all day at #Riverfest2017 with their cutter on view and they will also be carrying out sniffer dog demonstrations. 

Irish Village Markets will deliver an open-air food and craft market, supplying a diverse and delicious range of international street food to delight all you foodies! 

The Dublin Port Riverfest returns this year from Saturday 3rd – Monday 5th of June, 12:00pm – 6:00pm daily.

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Dublin Bloom 2017 1 Jun - 5 Jun

Launched by Bord Bia in 2007, Bloom celebrates its 11th anniversary this year !

It’s Ireland’s biggest gardening festival, bringing together people with a passion for gardening, Its a perfect place to get good buys, to get advice, tips and get some inspiration.

It’s a perfect idea for family day out.

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Taste of Dublin 14 Jun - 17 Jun

Taste of Dublin is the foodie event of 2017, showcasing food revolution and connecting top restaurants, producers and international chefs. Iveagh Gardens turns into dining scene, with lots of entertainment and attractions and possibility for you to create your own dream tasting menu.

Taste of Dublin is the event for those, who love signature dishes with flavors of the world, learn tricks of the trade from world-class chefs and sample the delectable offerings of gourmet food and drink producers all in Dublin Iveagh Gardens.

 

 

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Dublin Pride festival (LGBTQ) 17 Jun - 17 Jun

Dublin Pride is the biggest annual pride festival in Ireland full of events and activities that celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender lifestyle in Dublin. People come from all over the world to join the festival and watch the massive, priceless and colorful parade.

There are number of events and activities over about a week, but the highlight of the event is The Parade,which takes place on 24th June 2017.

 

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July
Bray Air Festival 22 Jul - 23 Jul

Bray Air Festival- Ireland’s biggest Air Festival

Bray Air Show Festival, that has been lasting for 11 years, in 2016 attracted over 140 000 people. There was something for everyone to enjoy-modern passenger planes, the old jets that survived world was II, smoky and colorful aerobatics and extreme formations. Are you ready for spectacular scenes?

The two-day aviation spectacle starts at 12 noon each day with the the ground activity followed by the Air Display at 3:30pm on Saturday and at 2:00pm on Sunday.

There are so many activities both on land and air. You have a perfect chance to enjoy the beautiful Bray views from the sky by taking a helicopter flight. On the ground activities include musical entertainment, seafront fun fair, a food and craft village featuring artisan food and specialist craft stalls as well as a family fun fair.

Earlier this year Bray Air Festival was recognized as “Best Festival / Event Experience” at the prestigious, national Irish Tourism Industry Awards 2017.

The two-day aviation spectacle promises you a perfect family day out and will make your jaw drop.

World Street Performance Championship 7 Jul - 9 Jul

World Street Performance Championship

Very spectacular and invaluable annual festival for the most impressive street performers on earth who show off their skills and trying hard to get the Street Performance World Champion title. Get ready to see the magic and real adventure as there are lots of break dancers, magicians, illusionists, jugglers, comedians, sword swallowers and more. It’s an amazing free family event flavored with lots of fun and joy for all the family.

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August
Gaze International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 3 Aug - 7 Aug

Gaze Internation Gay and Lesbian Film Festival brings together  filmmakers and audiences in a vibrant social experience.
GAZE programmes thematically to explore the many facets of LGBT lives worldwide, expressly including films which deal with the difficulties facing our LGBT sisters and brothers around the world and at home. 

Films, featuring the lives, struggles, and triumphs of gay people.

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Dublin Horse Show 9 Aug - 13 Aug

Dublin Horse Show

Dublin Horse Show is an Irish official show jumping competition at Dublin, from the best show horses to the best international show jumpers.

Dublin Horse show develops and promotes the industry which is one of Ireland’s best performing agricultural sectors and at the forefront of Irish international sporting success.

Dublin Horse Show was first held in 1864 and today is one of the biggest events in Dublin. Today this Dublin festival and show is so popular that it has become a Dublin institution. This popular capitals event is  a celebration of Ireland’s affinity with the horse.  Read More

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September
Culture Night 22 Sep - 23 Sep

 Culture Night

is free of charge annual  all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts.

All event’s activities that concentrate on culture, creativeness and arts  aims to encourage people to attend cultural events, reminds about its facilities and aims to create a feeling of community.

On Culture Night, arts and cultural organisations and venues of all shapes and sizes, including the National Cultural Institutions, extend their opening hours to allow for increased access to the public. Special and unique events and workshops are specifically programmed at participating locations and everything is available free of charge.

Culture Night has grown from a relatively small scale cultural event staged only in Dublin in 2006 to the significant national cultural event it now is, with some 350,000 people visiting museums, galleries, historic houses, artists’ studios and cultural centres across the country. The initiative has captured both the public imagination and the enthusiasm of artists and cultural organisations.

Culture Night

  • Encourages more people to visit cultural venues and experience culture in their locality
  • Reminds us all about the fantastic cultural facilities and resources that we have locally and nationally
  • Raises the profile of cultural organizations, activities and facilities
  • Encourages people to try new things and to get into the habit of going more often to cultural venues and activities in their locality
  • Makes it easier for people to play a role in their local cultural scene
  • Helps create a sense of community and belonging

 

Culture Night happens because many people share a vision and enthusiasm for enjoying, celebrating and promoting creativity and culture. The following list gives a taste of the wide range of people and institutions that make it happen across Ireland:

the public, artists, performing groups, galleries, museums, sports clubs, libraries, arts centres, craft workers, studios and workshops, theatres, public spaces, broadcasters, schools, community groups, local authorities, Government Departments, state agencies and public bodies, transport companies, universities, shops and many more.

For one night only the island of Ireland + select international locations become your FREE cultural playground, explore YOUR surroundings and make sure this Culture Night revolves around you.

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December
New Year’s Eve! 30 Dec - 1 Jan

New Year’s Eve!

Don’t know what to do during New Year’s Eve 2017 ? Dublin always is full of ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve, including interesting parties,events and concerts for different tastes.