After the resounding success of last year’s Purple Flag event, we’re thrilled to announce its return, bigger and better than ever, under the a new name – Dublin by Night Fest. This event has been designed so that there’s something for everyone, offering a vibrant mix of music, arts, culture,…
After the resounding success of last year’s Purple Flag event, we’re thrilled to announce its return, bigger and better than ever, under the a new name – Dublin by Night Fest. This event has been designed so that there’s something for everyone, offering a vibrant mix of music, arts, culture, food, and a night market for all to enjoy.
In addition to Dublin City Council, DublinTown has received support from Failte Ireland under the Winter in Dublin program,the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport, and Media and An Garda Síochána. Together, we’re joining forces as equal partners to organize a fantastic two-day celebration of Dublin City’s thriving nighttime scene and its well-deserved Purple Flag status, offering a memorable experience for Dubliners and visitors alike.
For those unfamiliar with it, Purple Flag is the prestigious international award recognizing outstanding destinations for a night out. The Dublin by Night Fest will showcase a wide array of activities on both the north and south sides of the city. Expect an eclectic mix of arts, culture, delicious food and beverages, cooking demonstrations, street performances, live music, and excellent retail opportunities.
What to expect?
Food Lovers Paradise!
Food enthusiasts won’t want to miss the delightful food stalls, featuring beloved eateries from the local areas. Satisfy your taste buds with offerings from Il Fornaio Dawson, Nutty Delights, Marrakesh by Mindo, Bah 33, Asia Market, Smokin Bones, Saba, Sole Seafood & Grill. To make this culinary experience even more enticing, top Dublin chefs, including Richie Wilson, the Culinary Director of Fire Steakhouse and Sole Seafood & Grill, and Niall Smyth, Head Chef of Krewe Capel Street, will be hosting live cooking demonstrations, providing a real taste of Dublin.
A Night of Dazzling Entertainment!
he Dublin by Night Fest will come alive with a variety of live performances, featuring talented artists such as Isaac Butler, the Shakalak Dublin band on the main stage, Kylabelle, Sam Clifford, Sarah Fitzsimons, and Stephen & Cillian entertaining the crowd with their busking skills. Additionally, prepare to be electrified by a live performance from a brass band, be mesmerized by fire breathers, captivated by circus performers, and so much more.
Shop, Stroll, and Savor!
As the night unfolds and the melodies of music surround you, take a leisurely stroll through the market stalls. Explore The Great Outdoors for all your outdoor adventure needs, discover exquisite jewelry at Bombay Banshee, experience the iconic scents of Lush Cosmetics, and indulge in unique collectibles at Padison & Yule. From jewelry to gifts and the latest trends, the night market offers a diverse array of items to enjoy. It’s all conveniently located at the doorstep of the Georges Street Arcade, which is extending its hours exclusively for this event, making it a true treasure trove to explore late into the night.
When: Thursday, 2nd November, from 6 to 10 PM, on Drury Street & South William Street.
Join us for Dublin by Night Fest and be part of a thrilling celebration of Dublin’s nighttime culture. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, this event promises an unforgettable experience. Come together with friends and family to rediscover the beauty and excitement of Dublin after dark. We can’t wait to see you there!