9 Dublin City Events To Check Out This Summer

It’s summertime and the weather is fine in Dublin, so we’re all doing our best to really make the most of it. To ensure you don’t waste the glorious sunny season, we’ve rounded up some of the very best events on the calendar over the next few months. So without further ado: on your mark… get set… BOOK!

Suitable for all ages and abilities, you only need to bring a mat along to take part in one of these outdoor yoga classes which are happening throughout July. Depending on the date, the yoga classes will take place in Merrion Square, Pearse Square, Dartmouth Square and St Anne’s Park.


With more than 45,000 attendees each year across 14 city centre venues, this festival is a celebration of art, science, technology, design and the powerful sense of curiosity that binds us all.


Head to the Irish Whiskey Museum with Ballyvolane Spirits and savour a gin that’s been carefully handcrafted using whey alcohol sourced from the farmers of Ballyvolane, Co. Cork. You’ll be greeted with a Bertha’s & Tonic on arrival before enjoying a delicious Ballyvolane Rhubarb Martini. If you really wanted to make a night of it you can also book yourself in for a 2-course early bird in The Riddler before the tasting.

berthas gin

Have yourself a proper belly laugh at Dublin’s favourite comedy festival, featuring a sensational line-up of more than 80 comedians — including Tommy Tiernan, Aisling Bea and David O’Doherty — who will perform across five fully seated indoor venues in the charming surroundings of The Iveagh Gardens.


Come one, come all to the street food market that boasts music, demos, food competitions, workshops, The Bernard Shaw Flea Market and more than 50 food areas to enjoy. You’ll also find fun activities for kids and adults in the Gamesyard, art and tech in Studioyard and nautical shenanigans in Boatyard.


Okay, this isn’t actually in Dublin city, but it’s only a hop, skip and a jump away on the DART to Dundrum. Playstival celebrates play, imagination and fun with a range of hands-on activities that are entertaining for both kids and parents.


Back for its sixth year, this is your chance to run a 13.1 mile course past Dublin’s most iconic landmarks while local bands play rock classics to motivate the runners.

rock n roll marathon

If you love meat, you cannot miss Europe’s biggest BBQ festival in Herbert Park. More than 20 restaurants will set up stalls for the event and they’ll all be adhering to one simple rule: everything must be cooked using using natural charcoal or wood fires only — no gas or electricity allowed!

The spectacular touring show is set to share its magic with the people of Dublin at the National Concert Hall. Expect a collection of short films celebrating the divers, surfers and oceanographers who get up close and personal with awe-inspiring marine life and the majesty of crashing waves.

ocean film festival

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