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.

You can view a full list of Dublin City Council supported events here.

Upcoming Events

Dublin Pride Festival


In 1983, the 1st Dublin LGBT Pride Parade took place and has been going ever since, getting bigger every year. Dublin LGBTQ+ Parade is Ireland's, and now one of Europe's, biggest LGBTQ+ people parades with up to 30,000 plus people marching in 2017. We had 60+ floats with thousands and thousands of rainbow flags that involved community groups and a mix of corporates. The 2017 parade featured, for the 1st time ever, Ireland's Taoiseach who took part fully in the Dublin Pride Parade 2017 with Irish and International media attention on the parade & festival. Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride Parade is th

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Wood Quay Summer Sessions

Amphitheatre, Wood Quay

The Wood Quay Summer Sessions return for a third year of free concerts from 1pm to 2pm every Thursday throughout July. Every week, music fans will have the opportunity to see new and upcoming acts, as well as established acts, from across a wide range of genres performing in the wonderful setting of the outdoor Wood Quay Amphitheatre in Dublin's city centre. Founded by Dublin City Council and presented in association with First Music Contact (FMC), Improvised Music Company (IMC), Music Network and Contemporary Music Centre (CMC), the Wood Quay Summer Sessions offers something for all music

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Laya Healthcare City Spectacular

Merrion Square

Ireland's Biggest Summer Festival Over 300 spectacular shows, workshops and activities to enjoy 1/4 million are expected at Laya Healthcare's City Spectacular in Dublin's Merrion Square this July. The festival runs over 3 days in Dublin, showcasing the best in international street performance, interactive family activities, delicious artisan producers and street food from around the world as well as a pet wellness area with DSPCA. Entry is 100% FREE!

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The Festival of Curiosity*

Various Locations

From Playful Days (family programme) to Curious Nights (adult programme) we create, produce & curate unique, visual and interactive cultural experiences in Dublin that merge cutting-edge technology, design, arts and science in playful, immersive & curious ways. With over 45,000 attendees each year across 14 venues in Dublin City Centre, the festival is Ireland's annual celebration at the intersection of art, science, technology and design and has quickly grown to be one of the most exciting and innovative festivals of its kind in Europe. The Festival of Curiosity takes a brand new, innov

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Various events

Rock n Roll Dublin Half Marathon

Starts at DIT Grangegorman

The 6th annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin Half Marathon will return the weekend of 11-12 August 2018 and serves as the Irish National Half Marathon Championships. The event will feature the best of local talent with live bands entertaining participants along the course. The 2017 event saw record breaking numbers as 15,000 runners from 57 different countries took part in the event across the four distances. Affidea ExpressCare Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin is the most fun you’ll ever have running. Experience live music along the course and journey along the River Liffey past Christ Church Cat

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The Rose Festival

St. Anne's Park

Dublin City Council invites you to come along and join in the fun at the annual St. Anne’s Park Rose Festival which takes place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July, 2018 from 10.00am to 6.00pm each day. St. Anne’s Park is one of the jewels of Dublin’s northside where the public can enjoy woodland walks, recreational facilities and, of course, the beautiful Rose Garden. We invite everyone to come along over the weekend and enjoy a great day of family fun in this beautiful setting. Some of the attractions on offer are horse and carriage rides, a living history exhibition, the Big B

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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 21st, 2018 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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  • DublinBikeRide GreatDublinBikeRide

    🚴‍♀️ All Cyclists Welcome 🚴‍♂️ Whether you’re just starting out or are a veteran cyclist, Great Dublin Bike Ride welcomes cyclists of all abilities to Smithfield on September 23rd. It is set to be a great event, so grab your helmet and bike and start training now! 👊💪

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    Dublin Cruinniú programme all in one place! Make your pick, come along & let's get creative together! #MyCruinniu #CultureNearYou @DubCityCouncil @creativeirl @rte @dubcilib @LabDCC @events_DCC

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    Fancy taking part in this year's Hotter Than July & learning some Dabke & African Dance? A series of free Dance Workshops from @BigBangRhythm Hotter Than July & Catherine Young Dance run on Saturdays from 16th June @ Dancehouse ,Foley St D.1 To book email

  • DublinPride Dublin LGBTQ Pride

    Check out our brand new Dublin LGBTQ Pride Guide 2018 😍 Including the full programme of events, with everything you need to know about the festival, celebrating a fantastic year for LGBTQ people and their allies 🌈 #DublinPride #WeAreFamily #Pride

  • ImprovisedMusic ImprovisedMusic

    Get involved with #HotterThanJuly festival this year with FREE workshops for singing & dancing running this June/July up to the event on Sun 29th July. No experience necessary, everybody welcome! Join in the fun & perform on the day. More info:

  • cityspectacular City Spectacular

    Our Dublin & Cork maps are now available to download at Only 2 WEEKS to go so start planning your SPECTACULAR weekends with us today! Please RT & let all your friends know 🙌🏼 #layacityspec #dublin #cork #layahealthcare

Laya Healthcare City Spectacular