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Festivals and Fairs


Dublin Dance Festival 201...

17th to 28th May 2016 Dublin C...
Dublin Dance Festival is the leading dance event on Ireland’s cultural calendar. Each year in May, the festival brings together dance artists and choreographers from across the world to share vibrant contemporary dance with audiences in Ireland.Since its establishment in 2002 the festival’s ambitions have been big, brave and 2016's programme will be no different. Festival-goers will enjoy a dynamic urban-fusion piece by Greek choreographer Patricia Apergi, a spectacular contemporary ballet at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre from visionary US ballet master Alonzo King, a major new dance-theatre work by Olivier Award-winning choreographer Crystal Pite and lots more.

Taste of Dublin

16th to 19th June 2016
Taste of Dublin is a stunning celebration of Dublin's unique and progressive dining scene. The city’s latest, greatest and hottest restaurants will each fashion together exquisite signature dishes, allowing you to pick and choose as you wander the idyllic Iveagh Gardens.Fork platefuls from the best restaurants and mingle with award-winning chefs and fellow foodies and browse tasty titbits and luxury ingredients from the finest Irish producers.

Banff Mountain Film Festi...

18th May at the National Conce...
The Banff Mountain Film Festival takes place at the National Concert Hall, and is centred around the wildness of mountain landscapes and the adventurers who explore them, often at great risk. It’s about beauty, experiences and fantastic film stories. Feel the energy course through your veins as you watch adrenaline-fuelled extreme sports pushed to the limit one minute, while you're drawn into exploring the tundra and the snow-lined mountains as fierce explorers get lost in the white terrain the next.

Dublin Pride Festival 201...

22nd to 26th June 2016
The Dublin Pride Festival 2016 will take place from 22nd to 26th June at various locations all over Dublin City Centre.5 days in Dublin City packed with celebrations, spectacles and extravaganzas.The Dublin Pride Parade will take place on Saturday 25th June 2016 from the Garden of Remembrance and will make its way over to Merrion Square, where the celebrations will continue.

Dublin Pride Parade 2016

Saturday 25th June 2016
The Dublin Pride Parade will take place on Saturday 25th June 2016 from the Garden of Remembrance and will make its way over to Merrion Square to continue on the celebrations.

Each year the parade gets bigger and better and attracts more and more people to Dublin City Centre each year.

The Parade is part of the Dublin Pride Festival, which is taking place in Dublin City Centre from 22nd to 26th June 2016

Laya Healthcare's City Sp...

8th to 10th July 2016
Celebrating its 11th birthday this year, Laya Healthcare's City Spectacular is going to be even bigger, better and more spectacular than ever as it takes to Dublin’s Merrion Square this July.Featuring some of the best street theatre performers around, the whole family won’t be able to hold in the oohs and aaahs as something spectacular awaits behind every corner. With a host of exciting events, fantastic exhibitions and absorbing interactive workshops, make sure to save the dates of 8th - 10th July when Laya Healthcare's City Spectacular once again transforms Merrion Square in the heart of Georgian Dublin.

Longitude Festival 2016

15th to 17th July at Marlay Pa...
Longitude is returning to Marlay Park with a bang this year. The three-day festival which last year included performances by global sensation and Ireland native Hozier, along with Chemical Brothers and Alt-J, is one of the biggest dates for your live music calendar this summer.All set in the beautiful Marlay Park grounds with a myriad of food, arts and crafts stalls on display

The Festival of Curiosity

21st to 24th July Dublin City ...
The first of its kind, this festival features a packed programme of arts and science activities, innovative technologies and cultural performances to wow all the family. By day, see the city transform into a carnival of wonder with plenty of free events lined up, then by night watch Dublin light up with science and art installations, film and multiple presentations to keep everybody entertained from little festival-goers to the bigger ones. The Festival of Curiosity brings a brand new approach to how we think about and look at the world, and given the success of previous festivals like Dara O’Briain and Joseph Roche attached, 2016 is going to be even bigger, better and even more enlightening. From a giant outdoor Bubblearium, to special Lego Workshops and an outdoor Up to Your Element & Science Explosions stage, indulge your curiosity this July.

Irish Craft Beer Festival...

8th to 10th September 2016
The Irish Craft Beer Festival is a celebration of the exciting leaps and bounds that the country is making in craft brewing. You could argue that brewing is in Ireland's blood. After all, we're home to some of the most iconic breweries and distilleries in the world. But there's more to Ireland than Guinness; in recent years people have been paying more attention to Ireland's craft and micro-breweries.There will be plenty of music and local, artisan food for when you've had a few tasters.

Bram Stoker Festival 2016

28th to 31st October 2016
Dublin's Dark Side comes alive during four days of living stories and four nights of hedonistic, undead adventures at Bram Stoker Festival 2016. Inspired by the heritage of Dublin-born Gothic author Bram Stoker and his notorious novel Dracula, Dublin city will get gloriously gothic this October 28th - 31st. The Bram Stoker Festival playfully celebrates the gothic, the mysterious, the after-dark and the thrill of late October as Ireland approaches Halloween and Samhain. The packed programme of events mixes family-friendly adventures with late-night antics for mates, dates and everything in between. Incorporating a range of events from large-scale spectacles to intimate performances in unusual spaces, along with a whole range of film and literary events, the festival always manages to whet just about everyone's appetite.

Dublin Theatre Festival 2...

29th September to 16th October...
First staged in 1957, Dublin Theatre Festival is Europe's longest established specialist theatre festival. It is an annual event which brings world class theatre to Dublin and provides a platform to showcase the best of Irish theatre to the world. Throughout the festival, performances take place in venues and locations across the city. The programme incorporates theatre, music, dance and family events as well as talks, public discussions, works in progress showcases and artist development programmes. The festival presents classic drama by world renowned companies and artists alongside work by exciting, emerging theatre-makers from home and abroad.

Tiger Dublin Fringe Festi...

10th to 25th September 2016
Tiger Dublin Fringe is Ireland's leading multidisciplinary arts festival featuring performances in theatre, music, art, comedy, dance, circus, gaming and spectacle. Part of the Dublin Festival Season, every September the city is transformed by up to 800 events of the Tiger Dublin Fringe. These are presented by almost 1000 people in over 40 venues right across the city in buildings and outdoor spaces.Tiger Dublin Fringe, unlike many Fringes internationally, is a wholly curated festival seeking innovative and daring work that impacts, moves and invigorates. It is a platform for new, emerging Irish arts companies and a showcase for the best contemporary theatre and dance shows touring internationally. For artists, the Fringe facilitates an opportunity to innovate, to cross disciplines and boundaries and to find new ways and places to create.

NYF Dublin 2017 - The Ult...

31st December to 1st January 2...
Gather together in the heart of Dublin for the biggest New Year’s celebration the city has ever seen.Ring in the New Year at the NYF Countdown Concert, and follow the captivating Music and Arts Trails across the city which showcase live music in superb settings and stunning Irish and international art and culture.With a spectacular array of surprises and secret performances planned right across the city too, the countdown is most definitely on.