Dublin is most famous for the St Patrick’s Festival, which takes place around St Patrick’s Day (17th March), each year. However there are lots of other festivals spanning music, literature, film, theatre, culture, food and dance. If you can name it, we’ve probably got a festival for it. You can view upcoming festivals below or see our full What’s On listings.

Dublin Fringe Festival

Various Locations

Dublin Fringe Festival is a curated, multi-disciplinary festival and year-round organisation focusing on new and innovative approaches to the arts. Dublin Fringe Festival supports the development and presentation of new work by Irish and International artists of vision, nurturing artistic ambition and excellence across a range of art forms. An active curator, DFF provides an environment in which participating artists challenge, subvert and invigorate their disciplines and practice. DFF provides context for new work and demands audience engagement and dialogue. The scale and environment o

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Oktoberfest Dublin

George's Dock

When would you get the chance to sing and dance along to an authentic Bavarian Brass Band on your lunch break? Well, now you can  - come on down to Oktoberfest in George's Dock and listen to the traditional Bavarian band Mostland Stürmer followed by Bavarian DJ Udo, playing traditional music from the region. Opening Hours Mondays: closed Tuesday – Thursday: 12pm – 11:30pm Friday & Saturday: 12pm – 4pm | 5pm – 11:30pm Sunday: 12:30pm – 4pm | 5pm – 10:30pm Free admission except Thursdays (8eur after 6pm), Fridays and Saturdays after closing hour (4pm to 5pm) from 5pm to 1

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Brewtonic Beer Festival

Eatyard

After the success of launching our first ever Brewtonic Beer Fest last year, we're back this September at The Bernard Shaw & Eatyard. Some of the beers on board... Rascals, Kinnegar, Beavertown, Hopfully, 5 Lamps & Grand Cru Sours as well as our very own delicious Brewtonic brews. Loads of fun things to do over the few days; Tastings, Drink & Draw, Beer Bingo, Beer Pong Championships, Social Hops Project & much more. Friday Eatyard Stage: 3pm – Ring Toss 5pm – Brew & Chew with Hopfully & Box Burger 6pm – Brew & Chew with Rascals & Kinara Shaw Stag

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New Music Dublin | Defrosted

NCH

When the snow swept across the country at the beginning of March 2018, Ireland's foremost festival of new music quickly became one of its many victims and was cancelled. Not to be deterred, the festival will be remounted in a condensed form on 21-23 September 2018 in the National Concert Hall. New Music Dublin 2018: Defrosted will open with two free events on Culture Night; Composers in the Classroom and From There to Hear with the RTÉ Contempo Quartet and DJ Dave Kerr and continue with a packed schedule of the best of Irish and International New Music. Highlights include Continental Drif

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Dublin Fringe Festival 2018

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  • CultureNight Culture Night
    (@CultureNight)

    JUST ONE DAY TO GO! Culture is catching TOMORROW, Friday 21 Sept, as #CultureNight / #OícheChultúir returns! 4000+ FREE events in 1600+ participating venues, across the island of Ireland. Explore the full programme at https://t.co/Ga4YCuH6ct https://t.co/wFmAfmKm70

  • FemmoFilmFest Dublin Feminist Film Festival
    (@FemmoFilmFest)

    Just 1 WEEK until the annual DFFF Table Quiz!! 27th Sept in Smithfield's @GeneratorHostel, right opposite this year's venue @LightHouseD7. Time to get your fab four-some together! https://t.co/zZgCzf2ZH7

  • SpaceWeekIRL Space Week
    (@SpaceWeekIRL)

    Good Morning Twitter space mates! There are 14 days until #SpaceWeek! 😍 🚀 https://t.co/fZTFRjOrzY

  • dublinfringe Dublin Fringe
    (@dublinfringe)

    Be there this weekend for I Am Dynamite: a creative symposium celebrating the fact that we’re all free to disagree​ at @ComplexDublin: https://t.co/PEQ1B9dFXc https://t.co/hADqkoSaR1

  • dublinbusnews Dublin Bus
    (@dublinbusnews)

    We'll have @dodublintours open top buses as part of our free shuttle services for @CultureNight tomorrow #CultureNight #OícheChultúir #DBCommunitySpirit https://t.co/jutEJZmgr2

  • hwchfestival Hard Working Class Heroes
    (@hwchfestival)

    🚨ONE WEEK TO GO TO HWCH!🙌 Next Thursday, we will kick off 3 days of panels & workshops at the HWCH Music Conference followed by 2 nights of showcase gigs in @tramlinedublin, @WorkmansDublin, @TGSDublin, @Doylesintown & @YamamoriTengu. #HWCH18 TICKETS | https://t.co/uZ7CJk77Ig https://t.co/nhG8cg7LWh

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Dublin VegFest

Griffith College Campus

Dublin Vegfest is back with a two-day celebration of a vegan lifestyle. It is the country’s biggest vegan food event with a large outdoor area, Speakers area, Vegan Food Village and Chill Zone. Expect vegan cheeses, falafels, burgers, hot dogs, pizzas, ice cream, chocolates, healthy salads, cakes and drinks. There’ll be cruelty free cosmetics and body care producers too. Diet and nutrition talks by experts, demo’s, performances & lots more! We’re expecting thousands of people to flock down over the weekend. You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy the event! Everyone is welcome to try

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Dublin Sportsfest 2018

Various Locations

The first ever Dublin Sportsfest will bring together the people, the clubs, the sports and the spaces of Dublin in a celebration of sport and physical activity in our city. Dublin City Sport & Wellbeing Partnership's flagship event will take place during the European Week of Sport. The festival will comprise of a week-long programme of innovative events & promotions across many of the sports clubs resident in the City in addition to Dublin City Council's facilities, parks and urban spaces. The focus will be on encouraging sustainable participation across all ages, backgrounds and ab

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Dublin Festival of History

Various Locations

The Dublin Festival of History is an annual free Festival, brought to you by Dublin City Council, and organised by Dublin City Public Libraries. The Festival has gained a reputation for attracting best-selling Irish and international historians to Dublin for a high-profile weekend of history talks and debate in the late Autumn. Previous speakers include: Jung Chang, Alison Weir, Tom Holland, Simon Schama, Peter Frankopan, Richard Evans, Charles Spencer, Hew Strachan, Peter Snow and many more. The fifth Dublin Festival of History will take place from 29th September to 14th October 2017. This

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