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The best events and festivals in Dublin this summer 2018

by granitewordpress
25 April 2018 · 2 min read
People standing around admiring the flowers in St Stephen's Green Park.

We can’t guarantee great weather this summer but we can guarantee that you will not run out of things to do, no matter what Dublin’s sky looks like. The summer season in Dublin is fuelled with events of every kind, for every taste and for everyone. Whether you’re a foodie, cultural buff or would like to bring your little one, you will be thrilled by this summers event and festival program if you’re looking for things to do in Dublin.

Bloom – 31st of May to 4th June 2018

Bloom set itself as Ireland’s largest and most spectacular gardening event. Located on the beautiful grounds of Phoenix park this event is based on the format of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and RHS Hampton Court Place shows. It will display over 30 creative gardens, offer a range of animations for children, and food lovers and will have the opportunity to meet Ireland’s top food and producers in the Food Village. 

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Dublin Kite Festival – 10th of June 2018

Dublin Kite festival will take over the sky of North Bull Island during a Sunday this June. A perfect family day with free entertainment all day long, live music, kite making workshops and kite flying competition…

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Taste of Dublin – 14th to 17th of June 2018

For four days, the city’s best restaurants will delight visitors with exquisite signature dishes in the beautiful Iveagh Garden. This year’s theme is “Food Lovers Playground” and will be followed by a vast array of restaurants, producers, bars and exhibitors. Taste of Dublin will also host interactive demos and masterclass, beer and wine tasting and live entertainment. A foodie’s heaven is the centre of the city!

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Enthusiastic crowd for @olivermccabechef chatting health & nutrition with @deelaffan at Food for Thought in association with Regina Wish #Taste17 #FlavoursOfTheWorld

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The festival of Curiosity – 19th to 22nd of July 2018

The festival of Curiosity is a cultural event with a family day program and a night program suitable for adults. The festival offers visual and interactive experiences that mix technology, design, art and science in a playful and curious way. It gathers every year over 45,000 attendees across 14 venues in the city centre. Secret tours, night cycle, films, and visual arts are to be expected during this exciting and one of its kind festival.

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#Repost @weareinterlaced ・・・ All designs from @festivalofcuriosity #fashiontech show ✨? Needless to say it was extremely hard to pick a winner! More snaps & event recap coming soon ?

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Dublin Horse Show – 8th to 12th of August 2018

One of the hottest events of the Irish Sport Horse calendar, the Dublin Horse Show is the ultimate day out for any horse lover. The event is also renowned for its Ladies’ Day and will offer shopping opportunities, Irish crafts and an entertainment program to keep the little one busy.

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Only 10 weeks to go until the beginning of #dublinhorseshow ? Don't forget to sign up to the Dublin Horse Show Newsletter to be in with a chance of winning two FREE tickets to the Show.The newsletter keeps you updated on Dublin Horse Show activities. Simply scroll to the bottom of our homepage and fill in your name and email address to be entered into the draw Winner will be picked end of June

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As you can see June is a busy month with events and festivals, you have something to do every weekend! If you are planning on staying with us at The Alex Hotel Dublin, feel free to ask our reception on the day for the best way to navigate the city.

Finally, for the one in search of music festivals have a look at our dedicated blog about the amazing music festivals in Dublin you have to go this summer.

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