Looking for lively, entertaining events in Dublin this summer? If you’re planning a getaway to Dublin (or even a staycation) this month then keep reading. We’ve compiled the best of what’s happening in our favourite city and beyond this June.
May 31st – June 4th 2018
Bloom is Ireland’s biggest celebration of horticulture; providing a showcase for all things plants, horticultural, and gardening. Located in the heart of the Phoenix Park, Bord Bia is a key partner in developing the festival, and provides a greater diversity of content than traditional garden shows like the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. At Bloom you’ll find an array of food, drink and horticulture and some of Ireland’s top chefs and cooks, with many demos happening throughout the weekend.
June 2nd – 4th
Another summer favourite is Forbidden Fruit festival, which is set to return this June bank holiday. Set against the magnificent grounds of the Royal Irish Hospital, Kilmainham, which is also home to the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the festival is three days of the best in Irish and international music set across six stages. Monday June 4th is a line up not be missed with headlining act The War on Drugs set to take the stage alongside Grizzly Bear, Thundercat, Warpaint, and Rhye. If you can see yourself sipping ice cold drinks under the Dublin sunshine, then this is the day for you.
June 14th – 17th
Get a taste of what Dublin is all about, literally, at this year’s Taste of Dublin. Taking place in the Iveagh Gardens from June 14th – 17th, each of the four days promises a little taste of sweet and savoury indulgence from some of Dublin’s most loved restaurants, and their most delectable signature dishes. Enjoy foodie heaven, with demos, masterclasses and culinary talks. All while enjoying live entertainment and a glass of vino under the fairy lights and evening sunshine. Cheers!
June 22nd – 24th 2018
Body&Soul is a celebration of life, diversity, music, culture and the arts across three days and nights, hosted on one of Ireland’s most stunning country estates just an hour’s drive from Dublin.
What began as a back garden gathering has slowly grown into an unrivalled event, where every moment is curated and every sound considered. Body&Soul is comprised of creative collectives from Ireland and abroad that have sought to push the limits and explore the fringes of how the festival mould can benefit the world around it.
For those who are genuinely looking forward to the food more than the craic, not altogether a bad thing, there’ll be some cool foodie happenings taking place throughout the weekend, including the Festival Food Awards with John and Sally McKenna of McKenna’s Guides (You know the round silver plates hung up outside some of your favourite restaurants, but not always in yearly order for some reason? Them.) Oh and we hear there’ll be some music too!
Heading along to one of these events? Make sure to book your stay at The Clarence Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you!