June – Dublin Port River Festival

"The Dublin Port River Fest"

Riverfest – Dublin Port River Festival

This June Bank Holiday weekend, North Wall Quay will once again play host to the Dublin Port Riverfest. There will be a wide array of activities throughout the duration of the festival, including the arrival of ten tall ships and schooners that will berth at North Wall Quay for the weekend.

As well as the ships there will be amusements, tug boat dancing, kayaking and there will be pirate re-enactments all weekend, so there is something for all the family to enjoy!

What To See and Do at Riverfest

From the Ha’penny bridge in the heart of Dublin City right out through Dublin Port and into Dublin Bay there will be a variety of exciting activities and events!

On the water activities will include river ferries and cruises, boat tours of Dublin Port and Dublin Bay. Try Sailing sessions on both sailing dinghies and keelboats, Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) sessions and Kayaking trips. The Jeanie Johnston will once again be offering free tours over the course of the weekend.

The festival activities and attractions include a Festival of Sail along the River Liffey where you can visit the Tall Ships, Schooners, Tug boats, jet pack displays, sailing races, dragon boat racing, powerboat displays and racing and much more for all the family.

Land activities will also play an integral part to the festival, with street performers, music, carnival attractions, face painting and children’s art & circus workshops.

There will be a range of super fun land activities such as Rock Climbing, Street Performers and Zipline all to be enjoyed free of charge!

The perfect family outing this June Bank Holiday:

The Dublin Port Riverfest Market

The Dublin Port Riverfest, in association with Irish Village Markets are delighted to announce the participation of over 30 food and craft stalls located along the North Wall Quay for the duration of the Riverfest.

The Markets offer the freshest quality food sourced locally which is cooked and served on site to provide the most authentic and iconic street food available.  While taking in the sites at Dublin Port Riverfest they hope you will enjoy the tastes of real home cooked, farm fresh produce.

Dublin Port River Festival Information

Classification :- Family Event / All Ages

Dates / Time :-

  • Saturday 3 June / 12:00 – 18:00
  • Sunday 4 June /  12:00 – 18:00
  • Monday 5 June / 12:00 – 18:00

Admission: – Free

Familyfun Tip:-

  • Give yourself lots of time as there is a lot to do
  • Go early and get on board the tall ships so you can take your time with the young children

"River Fest Family Fun"


Dublin Port River Summer Festival Information

Friday 2nd June 2017 

  15.00  Arrival of Tall Ship Fleet
  15.30 – 15.45  Thundercat Racing Display


Saturday 3th, Sunday 4th, Monday 5th June 2017

  12:00 – 12:20  Parade of Sail to Open Riverfest 2017
  12:20 – 12:40  The Thundercats Racing Display
  12:40 – 12:50  Jet Pack and Water Rescue Demos
  12:50 – 13:30  Sailing Racing
  13:30 – 13:40  Jet Pack and Water Rescue Demos
  13:40 – 14:00  The Thundercats Racing Display
  14:00 – 14:20  Jet Pack and Water Rescue Demos
  14:20 – 15:00  Sailing Racing
  15:00 – 15:40  The Thundercats Racing Display
  15:40 – 15:50  Jet Pack and Water Rescue Demos
  15:50 – 16:30  Dragon Boat and Curragh racing
  16:30 – 16:50  Jet Pack and Water Rescue Demos
  16:50 – 17:30  Sailing Racing
  17:30 – 17:50  The Thundercats Racing Displays
  17:50 – 18:00  Parade of Sail to Close Festival day

Activities Schedule Saturday 3rd – Monday 5th June 

  1-Hour Kayaking Trips  12pm – 6pm | Running every 30 minutes
  1-Hour Dinghy Sailing  Session  12pm – 6pm | Running every 30 minutes
  1-Hour SUP Session  12pm – 6pm | Running every hour
  2-Hour Keelboat Sailing Session  12pm – 6pm | Running every 2 hours


How To Get To The Dublin Port River Festival

Dublin Docklands only minutes from the city centre is served by an extensive public transport network. This includes intercity trains, a fast commuter train service (Dart), Dublin Bus services and a light rail network (Luas).


The LUAS RED LINE leaves you at the Festival’s doorstep, just stroll to the Liffey quayside in less than 2 minutes and you’re there!

The RED LINE operates from Tallaght station right into the city centre and all the way through to The O2, its last stop.


DART  networks provide excellent service from many different parts of Dublin. In most cases parking is available at the various stations along the route.

Dublin Bus

Dublin Bus offers a high frequency, accessible and easy to use service from all over Dublin to within a 20 minute walk of the Venue.

The 151 route operates every 10 minutes during rush hour and will leave you on Castleforbes Rd, the closest stop to the Venue, only 2 minutes walk away. The last bus departs Castleforbes Road at 23.15pm Mon – Sat.


"Dublin River Fest"

"Dublin River Fest"


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