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

Culture Night

Switch on Culture Night with venues and public spaces across Dublin as they open their doors to host a programme of free late-night entertainment, as part of an all-island celebration of arts, heritage and culture. This year, it will take place on Friday 21st September 2018. On Culture Night, arts and cultural organisations and venues of all shapes and sizes, including the National Cultural Institutions, extend their opening hours to allow for increased access to the public. Special and unique events and workshops are specifically programmed at participating locations and everything is available free of charge.

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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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Great Dublin Bike Ride

Merrion Square

Sport Ireland, in conjunction with Cycling Ireland has teamed up with the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Dublin City Council, Healthy Ireland and Fingal County Council for the Great Dublin Bike Ride, which will be held on the 23rd September in Dublin. It is a bike ride for all abilities novice to expert. 70km or 105km routes. This event will be a flagship event in Ireland for the European Week of Sport. On the 23 September 2018, up to 7,000 riders will set out from Merrion Square to take part in the Great Dublin Bike Ride. The event will offer a 70km route for those looking for

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Busker Fleadh 2018

Smithfield Square

Join in the celebration of live performance as the best of independent music is brought together in a lively atmosphere at the Busker Fleadh, taking place in Smithfield Square on Sunday 7th October. Brought to you by Dublin City Council, this FREE family-friendly event will showcase some of the most thrilling musical talent and street performance Ireland has to offer. Everyone is invited to share in the experience as Smithfield Square is filled with the music of Ireland’s supreme Buskers, coming together to provide a diverse and multi-cultural programme of street performance and music. Op

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  • CultureNight Culture Night

    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

  • dublinfringe Dublin Fringe

    Be there this weekend for I Am Dynamite: a creative symposium celebrating the fact that we’re all free to disagree​ at @ComplexDublin:

  • rte RTÉ

    .@gavinjames will perform a special version of 'Linger' as a tribute to #doloresoriordan at our free #CultureNight concert at @NMIreland Collins Barracks tomorrow Friday 21 Sept, 8-10pm w/ the @rte_co. NO TICKET NEEDED, just turn up. See you there.

  • LordMayorDublin Lord Mayor of Dublin

    @MansionHouseDub has welcomed thousands of visitors in its 303 years as the official residence of the Lord Mayor of Dublin. You can follow in their footsteps tomorrow when we are open for @CultureNight 2018 from 5pm - 9.30pm. #CultureNight #OicheChultuir

  • dublinbusnews Dublin Bus

    We'll have @dodublintours open top buses as part of our free shuttle services for @CultureNight tomorrow #CultureNight #OícheChultúir #DBCommunitySpirit

  • DublinBikeRide GreatDublinBikeRide

    *IMPORTANT INFORMATION 🗺 🏁 This year's Start Line is on Lower Baggot Street outside Bank of Ireland HQ ✅ Entry to the 105KM pens is via Merrion Square West ✅ Entry to the 65KM pens is via Mount Street Crescent & Baggot Street 🚴 Start Pens OPEN 07.15am CLOSE 07.50

Culture Night 2018

Culture is catching