Dublin City Council’s Family Friendly Halloween Events

Dublin City Council and Local Communities all over the city have organised a ghoulish programme of family friendly events for all ages to enjoy this Halloween.

Speaking about the Halloween events, Ardmhéara Mícheál MacDonncha said, “Halloween is an exciting time of year and to encourage young people to enjoy it safely, Dublin City Council organises family friendly events all around the capital. I encourage everyone to get involved in one of these organised events and to stay safe this Halloween. Attendance at these events increases year on year, while attendance at illegal bonfires is on a downward trend. Bí cúramach agus bainigí taitneamh as féile na Samhna.”

Dockers and Demons Festival                                       27th – 31st October 2017

This new initiative in the Irishtown/Ringsend/Docklands area connects the historic and cultural significance of ‘Oíche Samhna’ while providing fun, family friendly events for people of all ages to enjoy.

The programme begins on Friday 27th October with a ghost ship docking at Charlotte Quay with the White Demon and a Banshee puppet emerging from the ship at 6.30 p.m. The weekend will be filled with workshops, entertainment and historical tours which concludes in a Dockers and Demons Parade on Tuesday 31st October which starts on Thorncastle Street at 6:30 p.m and goes through Ringsend and Irishtown before returning to Thorncastle Street for a Demons Party at 7:30 p.m.



Ballymun Otherworld Festival                                                    31st October 2017

Get your zombie make up done in Ballymun Regional Youth Resource, Sillogue Road, from 4:00 p.m then come along to the ‘Escape the Zombies Parade’ which starts at 5:30pm at the Aisling Project, Shangan Road, Ballymun Dublin 9.

The main event will take place from 6pm - 8:45pm on Ballymun Plaza and includes a circus gerbola, main stage events and music, trad tent, alternative tent, craft tent, Witches Brew Café, Pride of Place Café, kiddies rides, refreshments and a fireworks display at 8:30 p.m.


Finglas Fright Night Halloween Festival                                  31st October 2017

The Annual Finglas Fright Night Halloween Festival will take place at the Civic Centre, Mellowes Road on 31st October from 6pm to 9pm. All are welcome to attend this fun, safe, family event. This year we will have many attractions including the teenage terminator fun fair ride, mini roller coaster, cups and saucers ride and a carousel, magic show, bouncy castles, stalls and music by local bands and groups.  The main attraction on the night will be the fireworks display.

For the safety and enjoyment of all attending Finglas Fright Night, An Garda Síochána and Dublin City Council request that patrons leave bags at home. There will of course be exceptions made for people with medical conditions and children, but for the sake of everybody’s safety, all bags may be searched.


The Cauldron of Smithfield                                             23rd – 31st October 2017

From the 23rd – 30th October, the Smithfield and Stoneybatter Cauldron Tour will visit locations around Dublin 7 to encourage people to get involved in Halloween festivities and also gives you the opportunity to qualify for the FIFA18, Just Dance and Sing Star finals which take place on Halloween Night.

On 31st October in Smithfield Square, alongside a new 300ft zipline, we have a bungee jump for the bravest of participants. There will be some favourites from last year too such as The Haunted House, circus area, food stalls, bouncy castle along with new events such as a Silent Disco tent and football freestylers. There will be opportunities to win prizes in our FIFA18, Just Dance and Sing Star competitions on the Big Screen.


The Big Scream                                                                  24th – 31st October 2017


The North East Inner City (NEIC) Halloween Festival are delighted to bring you The Big Scream – a series of local events taking place in Diamond Park, Sheriff Street and Ballybough Youth Centre all leading in to our main event on Halloween Night 31st October on Killarney Street where we will be featuring: Playstation Tournaments, a 150ft tall Bungee Jump, Silent Disco, Main Stage and much more. All ages are welcome, this is a no alcohol event.



‘Bram Stoker Spooktacular’

Bram Stoker Park (Marino Crescent) interactive light and sound show with music and special effects on Monday 30th 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Donaghmede Park (Fireworks display):

This will be run in conjunction with the Donaghmede Estate Residents Association in Donaghmede Park.  Tuesday 31st at 6 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Kilbarrack (Fireworks display):

This will be run in conjunction with the Kilbarrack Coast Community Programme (KCCP) and will take place at Roseglen Football Pitch Tuesday 31st at 7 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Edenmore Crescent Park (Fireworks display):

This will be run in conjunction with St Monica's Youth Centre in Edenmore Park.  Tuesday 31st at 8 p.m.

Terenure Halloween Market:

Bushy Park, 11 a.m – 4 p.m October 28th

Sandymount Halloween Pumpkin & Scarecrow Festival:

Sandymount Green, Daily from October 27th – 31st

Cherry Orchard Fireworks Extravaganza:

Cherry Orchard, Dublin 10. October 31st 6:15 p.m.


Bram Stoker Festival                                                         27th – 30th October 2017

This October Bank Holiday weekend Dublin is set to summon the supernatural as Bram Stoker Festival presents four days of Living Stories and four nights of Deadly Adventures in venues across the city from

For more information visit www.bramstokerfestival.com


For more information on local events please go to: www.dublincity.ie/halloween