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

Wood Quay Summer Sessions

Wood Quay Amphitheatre

The Wood Quay Summer Sessions return for a fourth year of free concerts at the Wood Quay Amphitheatre, Dublin this July. Taking place from 1pm to 2pm every Thursday throughout July, the Wood Quay Summer Sessions are the perfect opportunity to gather family, friends and work colleagues and enjoy an hour of live music on your lunchtime. Every week, music fans will get to experience some incredible live music from up and coming acts, as well as established acts, from across a wide range of genres from trad to RnB, classical to contemporary and jazz to hip-hop. Founded by Dublin City Coun

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Liberties Festival

Liberties

Liberties Festival 2019 - 5 days of music, comedy opera, yoga, stories, song, dance, coffee, conversation, football, cinema, poetry, art, walking tours, discovery, gardening, printing, family fun and much more. The festival is one of Ireland's oldest, from modest beginnings in 1970 it has grown to become a highlight of summers in Dublin. This year is the 49th edition. Wednesday Festival Launch: Expect performances, speeches, nibbles, refreshments, and a packed show from Stomptown Brass! (Invitation or Online Registration) Liberties Fun Run: The 11th annual fun run in aid of St James's Hos

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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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The Rose Festival

St Anne's Park

Dublin City Council Parks & Landscape Services are delighted to announce that the Annual St Anne's Rose Festival for 2019. This year's festival is jam-packed with activities for the whole family with a whole host of things to see and do. From The Big Dig, Archaeology workshop to Wooly Wards Farm and the Big Bear Planetarium for the kids, or maybe take a tour of the Biodiversity Village? There will also be live music and dance on both days from 1.00pm. And of course, there will be plenty of beautiful plants and flowers, amongst other items for sale too. As well as delicious treats to kee

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Summer Sundays on College Green

College Green

Summer Sundays on College Green - Drawing, Curiosity, Clowns and Carnival. From Drawing in the City featuring sketching classes and 3D pavement illusions, to Explore & Create with Science & Technology attractions from the past, present and future, to City Carnival's Jugglers and Mime Artists - there's something for everyone at Summer Sundays on College Green. For three Sundays in a row July 21st, July 28th and August 4th, Dublin City Council will present this series of three great events. Sunday July 21st Drawing in the City - Inspired by artists such as Claude Monet, Walter

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Hotter Than July

Smithfield Square

Hotter than July is a free, family-friendly world music festival taking place in Smithfield Square, celebrating the cultural diversity of Dublin city through music and dance from around the world. Presented by Dublin City Council and Improvised Music Company, in collaboration with the Big Bang Festival, Dubliners and visitors to the city can enjoy a musical kaleidoscope of feel-good rhythms and grooving melodies, with food traders and fun interactive workshops adding to this perfect day out celebrating 'summer in the city'. Everybody welcome! As is now tradition, Hotter Than July opens w

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