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Summer in Dublin- Discover Music, Arts, and Dance

For many of us, summer is the highlight of the year. With longer, warmer days, it’s the perfect time to swap cosy nights in for weekends spent out and about. Dublin City Centre is set to become even more vibrant and colourful this summer with a series of arts, culture, music, and performance activities lined up for locals and visitors on Sundays.

From July 7th to August 25th, Sunday afternoons and early evenings will celebrate Dublin’s rich cultural tapestry, promising fun for everyone. After a day of shopping or socialising, stay a while longer and see what the city has to offer.

A Dublin Summer

As the wonderful days of summer stretch ahead, Dublin’s Sunday activities promise to be unmissable. With a mix of music, dance, and art, the summer will celebrate Dublin’s cultural diversity and support local talent.

Mark your calendars and immerse yourself in the best Dublin has to offer. Whether enjoying a musical performance on South King Street, marvelling at a mural on Liffey Street, pencil in a Sunday in the city.

What’s On Offer

Imagine strolling down South William Street, coffee in hand, and hearing the sounds of a brass band or Samba. It’s Sunday, so you have all the time in the world. You stop to enjoy the music before meeting friends for an evening dinner at one of the many excellent restaurants or bars. This is what weekends are made for!

Street performers are just one highlight. Dublin’s streets will be filled with musicians, creating an ever-changing soundtrack to your Sunday strolls. Pop-up performances will also be found on Liffey Street, Capel Street, and North Earl Street by the Portal.

From the New Orleans-style New Brass Kings to the trad band Sin a Deir Sí, and the Latin group Havana Club Trio, along with Irish, and Latina dancers, and aerial artists, you’ll find something captivating. Performers like Sarah Fitzsimon, Adam Grimes, Sam Clifford, and many more will also be featured.

Visual arts will play a big part in the festivities, with local artists adding splashes of colour to Dublin’s streets through murals and vibrant displays.

So, whether you’re exploring new parts of the city or revisiting your favourite spots, there will always be something new to experience. The variety of acts performing throughout the summer will surely entertain.

A taste of Dublin’s Best

Dublin offers an impressive array of dining and drinking options. For a legendary Sunday Roast, try Hawksmoor or Fade Street Social. For great steaks, visit Fire Bar & Restaurant, or Featherblade, or for brunch, Café en Seine or Metro Café. If you prefer seafood, Sole Restaurant is fantastic, or try the Chinese food at Good World. Enjoy flavours of Morocco at Marrakesh By Mindo.

Cocktail enthusiasts should visit Drury Building, The Church , or 37 Dawson Street. For Aperol Spritz fans, Bootleg and NoLiTa are highly recommended.

For pints, head to The Boar’s Head, The Grand Social, Grogan’s, O’Donoghue’s, or Kehoe’s .