Events in Dublin
Dublin has many national and international festivals to keep you entertained throughout the year.
Temple Bar Tradfest (January)
At the end of January the Temple Bar Tradfest showcases both Irish and international artists and promotes the next generation of Irish musicians. The festival has grown in numbers since beginning in 2006, and is now the largest festival of traditional music in the country. With many concerts throughout the city, there is also a chance to see performances at some of the city's most historical venues.
St Patrick's Festival (March)
Celebrated all over the country and in many places around the world, this festival culminates in the St Patrick's Day parade on the 17th March. The city comes alive in mid-March with cultural and religious events and many performances in various pubs and clubs and on the streets. Expect many buildings and landmarks around the city to be bathed in green lights.
Dublin Pride Festival (June)
This festival in mid-June celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender culture. The highlight of this annual festival is the Pride Parade through the streets of the city. As well as the parade there are many other shows, cabarets, workshops and discussions for people to attend.
Dublin Fringe Festival (September)
This sixteen-day festival in early September is a prelude to the Theatre Festival later in the month and helps promote new and emerging artists. Participants from around the world provide live entertainment and performances.