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.

For a full list of events supported by the Dublin City Council Events section click HERE.

Upcoming Events

Battle For The Bay

Bull Island

Battle for the Bay - the annual Dublin Kitesurfing and SUPing Competition is back. All ages are welcome – free entry for young and old! The concept of the Battle is very simple: Fun, Wind, Water… and Fun!!! The best riders in the country and from around the globe will come and compete in one of the best kitesurfing spots in the world: Dollymount Beach! Home to the Puremagic gang. This will be the 1st leg of the Irish Kitesurfing Association (IKSA) Tour. The Standup Paddle Boarding (SUP) event continues to grow with even more racing formats, something to suit everyone. Join us for a very

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Dublin Kite Festival

North Bull Island

Dublin Kite Festival - Dublin City Council event providing a jam packed day of exhilarating family fun in North Bull Island, Clontarf. Last year's Dublin Kite Festival attracted attendees from around the country, brandishing an array of kites ready to take to the skies and beautify the Dublin skyline with a jumble of colour. There was free entertainment all day long ensuring that attendees enjoyed a carefree Sunday afternoon reliving childhood memories of kite flying whilst having fun with friends and family. Whether attendees were brilliant kite fliers, or failing kite triers everyone g

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Dublin Pride Festival

Dublin

Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride Parade first took place in 1983 and has been going ever since, getting bigger every year. In 2018, 60,000 people marched with us and as many watched on and cheered from the sidelines. In just a generation, our annual parade has grown from a handful of people to become of the biggest and most popular events in Ireland - Dublin Pride Festival. Along the way we have helped change the the laws and constitution of Ireland as well as the hearts and minds of many of our citizens. Of course, we're not finished yet and we still need your help to achieve the ideals and ideas that

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Bloomsday Festival

Various Locations

Bloomsday Festival is an annual celebration of James Joyce's modernist epic Ulysses, the events of which take place in Dublin on 16 June 1904. The name is inspired by the main character Leopold Bloom. The first Bloomsday in Dublin took place in 1954 and was organised by a group of literary and cultural figures including Patrick Kavanagh, Brian O'Nolan, John Ryan and Anthony Cronin. Bloomsday Festival has developed into a colourful and diverse celebration of Joyce and Ulysses. This world famous literary street carnival typically takes place from 11-16 June in Dublin, the heart of the Hibernian

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Liberties Festival

Liberties

Welcome to the 48th Liberties Festival The Liberties Festival is one of Ireland's oldest festivals. From modest beginnings in 1970 it has grown to become a highlight of the summer in Dublin with a series of family-friendly, sporting and community events, and an exciting multi-cultural and arts programme encompassing visual art, film, dance, comedy, literature and music. Wednesday Street Art Festival launch Liberties Fun Run Thursday Home Coffee Brewing Masterclass Yoga for Everyone with Yoga Kitchen Blue Rinse Ball Street Traders vs Gardaí - Football Match

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Dublin Maker

Merrion Square

Dublin Maker is a free to attend, community run event, which will be held on Saturday July 20th, 2019 in Merrion Square. Dublin Maker takes the form of a “show and tell” experience where inventors/makers sourced through an open call, will have an opportunity to showcase their creations in a carnival atmosphere. It is a family friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, ho

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Laya Healthcare City Spectacular

Merrion Square

This summer's festival integrates the old and the new, with festival favourites that everyone knows and loves, and a new mix of exciting programming to elevate Laya Healthcare's City Spectacular to a whole new level. Over 200,000 festival-goers are expected at Laya Healthcare's City Spectacular in Dublin's Merrion Square on July 12th - 14th. Expect 3 days of over 100 street performances from jaw-dropping international talent, feel good family health and wellness area with Laya Healthcare, a live music stage with bop-worthy bands, an even bigger Just Eat Street food market with delicious

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