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Riverfest in Limerick
Riverfest Limerick will become a mecca for families, foodies, fun runners and watersport enthusiasts during the May Bank Holiday weekend.
Highlights of the city’s premier summer festival will include Riverfest on the Shannon, the Riverfest BBQ Competition, the Riverfestival village in Arthur’s Quay Park, the Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run and a spectacular fireworks display.
Riverfest Summer Festival Limerick
Limerick’s Riverfest kicks off over the May Bank Holiday weekend and will showcase & celebrate all that’s great about Limerick City!
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Sunday 30th April @ 10.15pm
Best viewing point Clancy’s Strand, Thomond and Sarsfield Bridges and Riverfestival Village, Arthur’s Quay Park
A highlight of the Riverfest weekend, the spectacular fireworks display will this year take place on Sunday 30th April.
The crowds can watch the skies of Limerick transforming into an explosion of colours from 10.15pm.
The Maldron Hotel Riverfest on the Shannon
Friday 28th April – Monday 1st May
River Shannon, Limerick City
The Maldron Hotel Riverfest on the Shannon will feature action packed water based activities and events such as a sailing regatta, kayaking and performances from watersports stars from Friday to the Monday.
Jetboarding Display with Pro Jetboarders, Scotty Knemeyer and Bo Krook
Arthur’s Quay | Howley’s Quay | George’s Quay
- Friday 28th & Saturday 29th April from 6pm
Pro Jetboarding, Wake Boarding and Jet Ski Display.
In front of Arthur’s Quay Park
- Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th April from 2pm
River Shannon Zipline
Arthur’s Quay to Honan’s Quay
- Friday 28th April @ 12.30pm – 10pm
- Saturday 29th April @ 10am – 8pm
- Sunday 30th April @ 10am – 8pm
- Monday 1st April @ 10am – 3pm
Riverfest BBQ Competition
Saturday 29th April @ 12pm
Harvey’s Quay Boardwalk (Between Shannon Street & Cecil Street), Limerick
The Riverfest BBQ Competition – Ireland’s largest barbecue cook-off – will be a feast for the senses at Harvey’s Quay Boardwalk.
Teams will be competing for the honour of representing Ireland at the WBBQA European Championships which will take place for the first time in Limerick in October.
Why not pop along to sample some of the sizzling fare on offer, there will be plenty to satisfy hungry tums with samples from the competitiors and lots of food stalls featuring everything from genuine American-style corn dogs to fragrant Thai curries, hot dogs, German ham sausages and delicious freshly baked wood oven bread.
More than 40,000 people enjoy Limerick’s biggest summer festival every year over the May Bank Holiday weekend.
Hot Food Traders, Snack and Beverage Traders and Retail Traders will all participate during the busiest and most popular festival weekend in Limerick.
There will be plenty of craft, retail stalls and stunning vintage amusements set against the backdrop of the glistening River Shannon at the Riverfestival Village in Arthur’s Quay Park.