With the heatwave in full swing, it's the perfect time to get out and about and catch some rays.
We've teamed up with Dublin Gazette to bring you the best events on in the city over the coming days.
From Dublin Pride celebrations to family-friendly festivals, there's something for everyone!
Dublin Pride Parade
Tens of thousands of people are expected to turn out in Dublin this weekend for the annual Pride Parade.
The parade will assemble at St. Stephen’s Green South from 12pm on Saturday June 30th. Following speeches, the parade will depart at 2pm and head for the Pride Party in Smithfield Square where there will be entertainment with music, drag acts and speeches.
If you're heading along, you can check out everything you need to know about the event here.
Official Pride Afterparty – Opium, Saturday
Ireland’s own princess of pop Samantha Mumba will take to the Opium stage as part of Dublin LGBTQ Pride’s official parade after-party. Expect to hear her iconic hits, like the toe-tapping ‘Body to Body’ and ‘Gotta Tell You’. As well as Samantha’s headlining set, there’ll also be DJs playing the best pop and ‘pride’ anthems throughout the night. Expect disco balls, confetti cannons and dancing. Tickets are €15 and are available on Eventbrite now.
Mother’s Pride Block Party – Mother, Saturday
One of the biggest events on the Pride calendar every year, the Mother Pride Block Party returns to the Tivoli for its fourth year. Getting started from 4pm, there’ll be bars, food stalls, a massive main stage and ‘everything needed for a banging proud block party’ after the Pride parade. Joining the DJs from Mother on the Block Party stage are legendary DJ Nick Siano, Nadine Coyle performing her own hits and those from her Girls Aloud days, and soul singer Soule. Tickets for the Block Party are on sale now from Eventbrite.ie.
Davina and Victoria’s Pride Pop-Up Party – Twenty Two, Saturday
Two of Dublin’s best known drag queens, Victoria Secret and Davina Devine, will host their annual pride pop-up party this Saturday.
The dynamic duo will be taking over Twenty Two Dublin, just off Grafton Street, for nine whole jam-packed hours. Expect pop music to beat the band, a legion of drag queens taking over the stage and a celebration of all things pride across two floors. Devine and Secret also promise some exciting surprises on the night too, so it’s definitely worth checking out.
Doors will open at 6pm, with €10 early-bird tickets available now here.
InClondalkinFestival – Clondalkin, Thurs – Sun
The hugely popular InClondalkin Festival returns for its eighth year this weekend.
There’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy at the eventl. The pop-up Gaeltacht returns to Quinlans Lounge, while aspiring writers are encouraged to visit the Clondalkin Library After Dark group for some literary delights. The Round Tower Heritage Group Tour Guides offer free talking tours and Clondalkin Garda Station will host its Open Day. The Clondalkin Handcraft and Horticultural Show will feature as part of the festival and Paul’s Pet Parties returns with his menagerie of interesting animals. On top of all this, there will be street performances and the Community Drum will return with their unique drumming display.
The festival takes place from Friday, June 29 to Sunday, July 1. All events supplied by the InClondalkin Festival are free to attend thanks to sponsorship from local businesses.
Become An Extra On Vikings
The Vikings TV series, based in Ashford, Co. Wicklow, is coming back to film another season in the coming weeks and once again, they will be looking to employ thousands of film extras in the coming months. Producers are holding a couple of open casting day on Saturday, June 30 in The Complex, Little Mary Street, Dublin 7 between 9am and 5.30pm. It is paid work and the open casting/application days are open to all adults, with filming to commence in July.
For full details of the casting criteria, visit the Vikings Extras Facebook page.
JUNE 29 (FRIDAY)
- Funky Dawgsz Brass Band + Soul Badger @ The Bowery, €10
- Chewing On Tinfoil + Girlfriend, @ Whelan’s, €10
- EllyD @ Whelan’s (Upstairs), €10
- David Kitt @ The Workman’s Club, free
- One of Ireland’s finest electronic artists plays a free gig as part of the Workman’s Club’s ever-popular Wellington Weekender: a guaranteed sweaty party (turn up early to get in!)
- Kris Kristofferson @ Olympia Theatre, €45
JUNE 30 (SATURDAY)
- Albert Ross Foundation @ The Bowery, free
- Drivelight @ Whelan’s (Upstairs), €10
- Kiefer Sutherland + Rick Brantley, The Academy, €33.50
- Jogging + Shifting @ Whelan’s (Upstairs), free
- A late night appearance from bold, rhythm-loving rockers Jogging sees raw intensity brought on stage at Whelan’s. Expect noise.
- Booka Brass Band @ The Workman’s Club, free
- Kris Kristofferson @ Olympia Theatre, €45
JULY 1 (SUNDAY)
- Fred Cooke @ The Workman’s Club, free
If you fancy heading to the cinema, the below movies are out this weekend.
Sicario 2: Soldado
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