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.

Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival

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One of the guests at the 2018 festival, Ali Smith, described 'the act of storytelling as an act of profound generosity'. It always has been; story is an ancient form that will tell us everything we need to know about the contemporary world. The theme of the 2019 Festival will be 'Speaking with Strangers' and in the sharing of stories the individual selves we all are, meet and transform in the telling, into something open and communal. In 2019 Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival is thrilled to welcome some truly gifted storytellers who will share with us their worlds of poetry, fiction and no

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Five Lamps Arts Festival

Various Locations

The Five Lamps Arts Festival returns. Since 2007 as one of the main festivals in Northside Dublin. Celebrating the Five Lamps landmark and surrounding community, this festival will showcase a range of art forms including literature, dance, music, visual art and theatre. The festival is a creative encounter at the heart of an inner-city community. The mission of this annual festival is to promote community development and social inclusion through the arts, and to showcase the uniqueness of the area to residents and visitors. The geographic location of the Festival centres around the Five Lam

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ANAM

Various Locations

Anam is ​an exciting, two-day celebration of music, poetry, drama, film and workshops hosted at DCU and showcasing North Dublin culture and creativity. Curated and produced by South Wind Blows (the team behind Other Voices), Anam will bring together talented students and staff from DCU and leading Irish artists, musicians and writers from the North Dublin region. Anam will take place across DCU's three campuses, the Glasnevin Campus, the St Patrick’s Campus and the All Hallows Campus, and will mark the first steps in DCU’s plans to play a central role in developing a North Dublin Cultura

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Experience Japan - 'Hanami' Festival Day

Farmleigh House & Estate

Experience Japan is a series of events designed to celebrate Japanese culture and the Japanese community in Ireland. Our events promote integration and cultural understanding between all communities. The centrepiece of Experience Japan is a Hanami festival day where families and friends come together to enjoy free music and dance performances, along with demonstrations of Japanese culture. Hanami is the traditional Japanese custom of viewing flowers, especially cherry blossom, to mark the arrival of spring. Experience Japan is an entirely non-commercial, community organisation operated by vol

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Thrive Festival

The CCD

Thrive Festival is a brand-new bespoke health, fitness and wellness event taking place in The Convention Centre, Dublin. Over 2 days, we will host over 200 fitness classes, wellness workshops and cookery demos in one state of the art venue! Thrive Festival unites fitness fans and wellness warriors for the ultimate wellbeing event of 2019. What makes the festival unique is that the day is built by YOU, tailoring your experiences, matching them to your goals. Choose up to 5 experiences over 20 stages of fitness, talks, demonstrations, nutrition, mindfulness and wellness.

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KidsFest

RDS

Primary Times KidsFest, exciting family fun event at the RDS Dublin, where parents of all children from 0-16 can meet a host of parenting and lifestyle experts as well as education specialists and representatives from Ireland's leading entertainment, learning & leisure industries. An action packed fun family learning experience, with lots to inform, entertain and educate. KidsFest will have all the latest workshops, camps, 'Hands-on' interactive play, fun imaginative games and of course lots of events for you to plan your Easter and Summer fun. The Serpentine Hall of just over 1,000

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MusicTown

Various Locations

An eclectic 2-week musical celebration, this year MusicTown applauds collaboration and diversity in all its forms. From 12th – 21st April artists from across the musical spectrum will gather in Dublin to collaborate and create unforgettable musical moments. An exciting new addition to the programme this year will see a specially curated programme of events for children, MusicTown Jr, run from 5th – 12th April, encouraging music lovers of all ages to take part.

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