Battle for the Bay Festival

The Water Sport Festival of the Year

Battle for the Bay returns to the sandy shores of Dollymount Strand in Dublin for another two-day event, a unique celebration of Irish water sports with plenty of land action too and has grown year on year into a seriously enjoyable weekend by the coast.

This free colourful event features Ireland’s biggest stand up paddle event and the Kiteboarding KBC Tour with plenty of action for the weekend on Dollymount Strand.

A great line up of live music, beach sports, market stalls, kid zones and biodiversity village, the is something for all ages.

For those who can’t resist a spot of shopping, there is the beach market to scour its selection of vintage clothes, vinyl records, jewellery and arts and crafts.

Food lovers can enjoy the Farmers’ Market Food Village, the children can be kept entertained at the Battle for the Bay Kids Zone with fairground rides, the Big Wheel, beach volleyball and a Biodiversity Village where you can explore the wildlife of Dublin Bay.

With free entry and events for all ages, there’s no excuse not to come along and experience Battle for the Bay. Whether you’re a beginner, novice, expert or even just have an interested in water sports, you can try out some of the newest toys on the scene, ask the experts or simply chill out on the beach soaking in the vibrant atmosphere.

Get the family, your towels and a picnic and head to the Battle for the Bay festival this summer!



Battle for the Bay Family Fun

  • Bio Diversity Village
  • Demonstrations on the beach
  • Kite introductions for the newcomers
  • Gibbons Slacklining World Challenge:
  • Mega Funfair
  • Crazy Kid Rides
  • Kids Zone
  • Beach Volley
  • LandYachting

Battle for the Bay Sport Fun

  • KBC Kite Boarder Cross Racing
  • Standup Paddle Boarding Competition
  • Landyacht & Kite Buggy Demo
  • Beach Volleyball
  • FlyeFit Fitness Village


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Battle for the Bay Event Information

Venue:- Dollymount Strand, Bill Island, Dublin

Classification:- Family Festival

Date:- Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21

Time:- 10am to 6pm

Admission:- Free


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