dates in dublin 2017

Summer in Dublin 2017


Here we select some dates in Dublin for Summer 2017. There is so much going on in the capital during the Summer that it can be difficult to choose which events to attend. This is  our selection of the top events but there are many more depending on your interests.

Bloom Garden Festival

Bloom Garden Festival 2017Date: 1st June – 5th June
Venue: Phoenix Park
This Ireland’s largest gardening festival and it showcases fabulous gardens from top Irish landscape gardeners and designers.
Bloom has something for everyone with food produce exhibitors, floral artists, gardening experts, children’s activities and more.

Dublin Riverfest

dublin river fest 2017Date: 3rd June – 5th June
Venue: North Wall Quay
This June Bank Holiday, North Wall Quay will once again play host to the

Dublin Riverfest 2017 takes over the River Liffey from Sir John Rogerson’s Quay out through Dublin Port and into Dublin Bay.
There is a variety of activities and events including ThunderCat Racing UK, river ferries and cruises, boat tours of Dublin Port and Dublin Bay, Sailing sessions, Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP) sessions and kayaking trips.
There will be free tours of famine ship Jeanie Johnston and seven other tall ships will be on hand also.
Lots and lots of other entertainment throughout the weekend.

Dublin Women’s Mini Marathon

womens mini marathon dublinDate: 5th June
The Dublin Women’s Mini Marathon had about 40,000 participants last year and at least that number is expected this year.
For all levels from fun runners to serious athletes.

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Taste of Dublin

taste of dublinDate: 15th June – 18th June
Venue: Iveagh Gardens
Taste of Dublin is a celebration of Dublin’s food scene. Numerous stalls . tents and exhibitions showing off some of Dublin’s best restaurants and food suppliers in the beautiful surroundings of the Iveagh Gardens.
Tasty morsels and dishes of all sorts on offer to delight the palate.
Also demonstarations and workshops given by Ireland’s top chefs including Neven Maguire and Kevin Dundon.
More info and tickets at

Bloomsday Festival 2017


Date: 11th June – 16th June
Venue: Various Dublin Venues
June 16th is Bloomsday which commemorates the day in 1904 on which all the action of James Joyce’s novel Ulysses takes place.
This annual festival celebrates all things Joyce with readings, tours, walks, dressing in period costume, pub crawls, theatre and more.

Robbie Williams at The Aviva

robbie williamsDate: 17th June
Venue: Aviva Stadium
Robbie Williams entertains you at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin this summer.He has had seven No 1 singles as well as numerous top selling albums.

Best known for singles like “Millenium” and “Rock DJ”, he is hugely popular and tickets are expected to sell fast

Radiohead at 3Arena

Date: 20th June
Venue: 3Arena

Radiohead are coming to Dublin’s 3Arena, promoting their 9th studio album A Moon Shaped Pool.

Justin Bieber at the RDS

Date: 21st June
Venue: RDS

Some love him, some hate him but there is no doubting his popularity.
He is expected to perform previous chart-toppers like Baby, as well as  current hits including Where Are U Now.

Walking on Cars

Date: 24th June
Venue: 3Arena

The Kerry band are gaining huge popularity at home and abroad and their hit single Speeding Cars sold over 210,000 copies and 59 million streams worldwide.
Everything This Way has hit the Top 5 in 7 countries and Top 20 in 23 countries on the iTunes charts.

Dublin Pride Festival

dublin prideDate: 24th June
Venue: various throughout the city

Dublin Pride ends in a parade that crosses the city centre and features the biggest and brightest stars from the Irish LGBT scene.

Ireland Comic Con

dublin comic conDate: 1st July – 2nd July
Venue: RDS
MCM Ireland Comic Con is returning in 2017 to the delight of aficionados of all things comic-book related.
Play some newly–released or browse the stalls of comic merchandise, visit the comic village, see robots fighting and lots more.

Coldplay at Croke Park

Date: 8th July
Venue: Croke Park

A Head Full Of Dreams Tour includes a performance at Croke Park.
A Head Full Of Dreams Tour has played to 2.5 million people in Latin America, the US and Europe and is described as “nothing short of dazzling”.

Nathan Carter

Date: 15th July
Venue: Iveagh Gardens
Country music singing sensation Nathan Carter appears in Iveagh Gardens.
With his blend of Celtic sounds and country music, he has gathered a huge following of loyal fans.
He is likely to perform songs from his album Stayin’ Up All Night including Wontcha Come Down, Wanna Dance, and Temple Bar.

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Date: 16th July
Venue: The Academy
Sun, 16 July 2017
Rodrigo and Gabriela first started making music in Mexico City and after travelling around Europe they settled in Ireland playing in bars and on Grafton Street.
Since then they have become a world-wide sensation with their energetic singing and acoustic guitar playing.

Damien Dempsey

Date: 21st July
Venue: Iveagh Gardens
Damien Dempsey’s lyrics have been a commentary on Dublin society
with stories of addiction, depression and hope.
Damien’s songs are a unique mix of sadness and happiness, despair and hope and his powerful voice can move you from tears to laughter.

ZZ Top

Date: 28th July
Venue: 3Arena
ZZ Top are the bearded wonders of rock who have been on the go since 1969. They have retained a loyal following over the years and also gained new fans who want to hear their distinctive blues rock sound which has endured the decades.

Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular

layaDate: 7th July – 9th July
Venue: Merrion Square
This is the 12th year of Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular is going to be even bigger, better and more spectacular than ever.
“This year’s free festival will be brought to life through our spectacular line-up which includes world record breaking street performers, healthy heroes The Happy Pear, spandex sporting comedy duo Lords of Strut and this year’s festival ambassador – Ireland’s favourite turkey Dustin the Turkey.”
Health, Fun, food, entertainment around the Merrion Square area.

International Piano Festival and Summer Academy

dublin piano festivalDate: 22nd July – 30th July
Venue: National Concert Hall (NCH) and Hugh Lane Gallery
22nd July – 30th July
This is the fifth International Piano Festival and Summer Academy in Dublin.
It is an educational programme for advanced piano students and an series of concerts for music lovers given by top-class international pianists and emerging artists.
Archie Chen will lead masterclasses and there will be performances from Russian pianist Boris Berezovsky and American pianist Frederic Chiu among others. Francesco Tristano will perform some electronic and techno pieces at the closing concert.

Women’s Rugby World Cup

Date: 9th- 17th August
Venue: Ballsbridge
Follow 12 countries compete in  women’s rugby world Cup when it comes to Dublin.
Ireland lost to eventual winners England at the 2014 World Cup semi-finals but this time round they have more experience and will be hopong to take the trophy on hime ground.

Dublin Horse Show

Date: 9th- 13th August
Venue: RDS Ballsbridge
The 144th Dublin Horse Show will be one of Ireland’s biggest sporting and social events in 2017 with over 100,000 visitors expected.
Top class national and international show jumping in many grades and ages as well as live music, family entertainment, fashion events, a shopping village, restaurants, bars and snack areas.

GAA Semi Finals

Venue: Croke Park
Sunday, August 6th: Hurling Semi Final
Sunday, August 13th: Hurling Semi Final
Sunday, August 20th: Football Semi Final
Sunday, August 27th: Football Semi Final

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