Dublin has a packed events and festival calendar with a wide range of music, arts, performance and cultural festivals taking place around the city throughout the year.
Dublin offers tourists and residents a rich array of exciting and fun festivals and events to attend throughout the year.
Visitors can experience amazing performances throughout the year with a packed events calendar each month.
Some of the biggest festivals of the year include:
The Dublin Dance Festival
The Dublin Dance Festival held in May each year brings together dance artists and choreographers from across the world to share vibrant contemporary dance with audiences in Ireland. This festival allows individuals to experience the heart felt impact of dancer artists and is a true display of talent.
Marley Park Summer Festival
Marley Park Summer Festival takes place in July each year with the Longitude Festival being the main event during the summer. Some of the most popular artists to have taken to the stage at Marley Park include Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Oasis, The Chemical Brothers, Van Morrison and many more.
St Patrick’s Festival
St Patrick’s Festival is the biggest festival that takes place in Ireland each year. A national holiday that is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other, St. Patrick’s Day is the day when everyone wants to be Irish. The highlight of the celebrations is a parade through Dublin city centre with Ireland and Europe’s brightest street performers taking part. There is also a five day festival of top-class entertainment including concerts, exhibitions, street theatre, fireworks and general frivolity.
Dublin has a variety of captivating festivals and events for everyone. Book your stay in our hotel in Dublin city centre if you are planning on attending any upcoming festival or event, but remember festivals are a really busy time in Dublin so book early to get the best rates!
Longitude is an Irish music festival organised each year in Dublin in July since 2013. At the beginning, this festival gathered bands and singer songwriters such as Phoenix, Kodaline, and Sam Smith and it is mostly considered as a Hip Hop gathering with artists like Travis Scott for example.
Dublin Theatre festival
Since 1957, the Dublin Theatre Festival has brought together artists, theatre-makers, and audiences from Ireland and around the world. Usually, this festival takes place between the end of September to the beginning of October for 18 days. Each year the festival except more than 350 performances.
Bram Stoker Festival
The Bram Stocker Festival is the event created to celebrated one of the most famous Irish writer of his time Bram Stocker. This festival remembers his life, his work, the Dublin of his time and celebrates the Gothic, the supernatural, the after-dark and the Victorian. From Friday 28th October to Monday 31st October, you could enjoy major outdoor spectacles and installations all around the city.
Forbidden Fruit Festival
The Forbidden Fruit Festival is a summer festival which takes place in the city centre of Dublin. This festival combines music, art, food, fashion, and really good vibes! The Forbidden Fruit Festival is 2 intense and crazy days of fun.
Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride Festival
The Dublin Pride is the largest LGBTQ+ pride festival in Ireland. It takes place every year the last Saturday of June. The Pride Festival is an annual series of events which celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+). Each year this event gathers thousands of people. Even before the pride day, for one month the city wears the pride flag’s colours!
Dublin night life is already known in a daily basis, but the New Year’s Eve celebrations is the biggest night of the year! In Dublin the New Year’s Eve isn’t just one night, it is a 2-day festival with great music, dazzling light shows and, of course, fireworks display.
Streets busy of people dressed in 20th century style, the Bloomsday festival celebrate since more than 50 years James Joyce the famous writer of novel Ulysses. At the beginning, in 1954, this festival just gathered writers and artists. Today even if you never touch a James Joyce’s book you can enjoy of a lot of street performances, lectures, readings, workshops, and walking tours! This festival takes place from the 11th and the 16th of June.