Events across the City supported by Dublin City Council
The Dublin City Council events team work to ensure that events delivered in Dublin City offer variety, deliver on fun and excitement and provide opportunities for everyone to enjoy and experience the City in a family-friendly inclusive and safe environment.
We aim to promote the use of public spaces through our year-round programme of festivals and events that bring social, cultural and economic benefits to the city and help to grow tourist and local visitor numbers.
We liaise directly with event organisers and event management companies to assist them with the delivery of safe, properly planned and managed events.
TradFest is Ireland's largest festival of traditional music. The festival also features artists from the worlds of folk, nu-folk, and even (whisper it) rock'n'roll! We want to keep it special – we are still a boutique Winter festival – closing the door on the darkest season and ushering in the light and energy of Spring. TradFest also offers concert goers unique opportunities to experience live music in some of Dublin's most historic places. From the breathtaking nave of St Patrick's Cathedral to the grandeur of City Hall, this is the difference between memorable and unforgettable.
Sow-prise! Dublin Chinese New Year Festival returns, welcoming Year of the Pig.
Dublin Chinese New Year Festival will mark the Year of the Pig with a two week programme of events from Feb 1st – 17th 2019. This is the 12th edition of the festival, which began in 2008, so this year we celebrate the final zodiac animal – The Pig! The programme will include talks, visual arts, performance, film, music and many family-friendly events inviting all ages to be part of this cultural celebration. Immerse yourself in Chinese culture as Dublin City celebrates!
Festival highlights include: