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Pets in the city

Sunday 29th May

Pets in the City will provide a superb opportunity for animal lovers to interact with pets and animals in a fun, family-friendly, relaxed environment.

We hope to showcase many of the options available at Pets in the City.

We will also be including lots of family friendly activities: Scrufts Amateur Dog Show, King of Paws Agility Arena, Children’s Entertainment, Reptile Corner,  Small Animal Farm, Fish Aquariums, World of Birds.

The DSPCA will be with us on the day so please come along – it promises to be an event to remember for all the family!

See the whole program here

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Dublin Dance Festival

Tuesday 17th May - Saturday 28th May

Dublin Dance Festival is the leading dance event on the Irish arts 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.

Enabling audiences to discover inspirational artists lies at the heart of the Dublin Dance Festival mission. The finest international choreographers and dance companies are programmed alongside emerging and established artists from Ireland and abroad in a variety of venues and spaces around the city. Audience members look forward to experiencing celebrated classics and discovering the freshest talents each year through a programme that is resonant and stimulating. Workshops, discussions, symposia, film screenings and other events are built around the programme to create new opportunities for audience members to encounter dance and to explore the art form more deeply.

For more information go to Dublin Dance Festival

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BATTLE FOR THE BAY

Friday 27th - Saturday 29th May

Dollymount Dublin's best beach plays host to the annual Battle for the Bay Water Sport Festival, one of the biggest water sport events in Europe!

The idea of the event is to have as much fun as possible. So bring your friends, your family, to enjoy an amazing extreme water show and have a great day on the beach! Demonstrations of new toys will be organised …so it will be the best chance you have to try out what’s hot or ask the pros from some reviews!

If you want to learn about the sport, powerkite and SUP introductions will be offered by qualified instructors. Who knows, you could be competing by next year! There will be a live music stage with great Djs playing all day long providing the soundtrack to the day. And there’ll be plenty to eat at the Food Village. Plus Funfair Attractions and a Kids Zone for the kids.

So bring your picnic blanket, swimming trunks and suntan lotion (and maybe an umbrella just in case) and come down to the beach!

Visit Battle for the bay for more information. 

June

DUBLIN PORT RIVER FESTIVAL

Friday 3rd June - Monday 6th June

This June Bank Holiday, North Wall Quay will once again play host to the Dublin Port Riverfest. Organised by the Dublin Port Company and the Docklands Business Forum, expect a unique celebration along the historic quays with a jam packed programme of entertainment and family fun.

A huge array of activities are planned over the course of the weekend including the arrival of 3 tall ships and four schooners which berth at North Wall Quay for the weekend. There will be try it out kayaking sessions which will allow you see the visiting ships from a unique angle. Dublin Bay Cruises St. Bridget will offer three three trips daily out into Dublin Bay and The Jeanie Johnson will once again be offering free tours over the course of the weekend. Dublin Tug Boats Shackleton & Beaufort’s Tug Boat Dances proved so popular last year and are back by public demand!

Not to be outdone by the water, land activities will also play a integral part to the festival, with street performers, music from shanty singers and a unique Irish/Nigerian band, bars, face painting and carnival attractions, children’s art & circus workshops. There will be pirate re-enactments all weekend, open air food and craft markets as well as exhibitions in the CHQ Building. Customs officers will be on hand all day also at Dublin Port Riverfest with their cutter on view and they will also be carrying out niffer dog demonstrations!

The Dublin Port Riverfest promises to be a hive of activity, with entertainment and family fun guaranteed, so don’t miss out!

For more information and the program go to Dublin River Festival

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THE VHI WOMEN'S MINI MARATHON DUBLIN CITY CENTRE

Monday 6th June

Over 40,000 women will take to the streets in Dublin on Monday, June 6 to walk, jog or run this unique 10K event which allows women to reach their fitness goals while raising money for their chosen charities – everyone is a winner!

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KITE FESTIVAL

Sunday 12th June

Fun, fresh air and frolics abound! The Dublin Kite Festival will take place on Sunday 12th June at North Bull Island, Clontarf.

With free entertainment all day long, it is the perfect way to spend a summer Sunday with family and friends.

The festival will challenge kite enthusiasts from all over Ireland and abroad to show off their stunt skills and compete for a number of awards across a wide range of categories including most aerodynamic, most beautiful, and funniest.

So maybe you are a major kite enthusiast? A tourist from overseas?  Maybe you want a fun idea for a first date? A place to hang out and have fun with your friends? Or perhaps you’re just looking for fun ideas to keep the family entertained – everyone is welcome at the Dublin Kite Festival 2016.

For more information go to Dublin Kite Festival.

DUBLIN PRIDE FESTIVAL

Wednesday 22nd - Sunday 26th June

 

5 days in Dublin City packed with celebrations, spectacles and extravaganzas promoting and celebrating LGBTQ diversity. The highlight of the festival will be the annual Pride Parade and the post parade celebrations in Merrion Square on Saturday June 25th.
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DUBLIN BIKE

June

This coincides with National Bike Week and an array of bike programmes are scheduled to take place in an area near you!

July

CITY SPECTACULAR

Friday 8th - Sunday 10th July

The free festival with hundreds of jaw-dropping street performers from all over the world is getting ready to blow out its candles and celebrate its 10th Birthday.

For more information go to City Spectacular.

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THE ROSE FESTIVAL

Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th July

The annual Rose Festival is a fantastic free day out for the entire family.

The festival is held in the beautiful surroundings of St Anne’s Park with its Rose Garden and scenic walks, on the third weekend of July and is a mix of music, market stalls, food vendors, and special treats such as living history displays, falconry and much more. There are lots of child friendly attractions on site to keep the younger members of the family happy.

THE GRAND DUBLIN SWIM

Saturday 23rd July

Participation in swimming events is growing all the time.

The Grand Dublin Swim is the perfect opportunity for those who are new to the sport or who are been swimming for many years to enjoy an open air swim in Dublin city.