About The Festival

This May the Dublin Dockland’s will play host to the Dockland’s Summer Festival on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May 2016. Organised by Waterways Ireland and The Docklands Business Forum, expect a unique celebration along Grand Canal Dock with a jam packed programme of entertainment and family fun on both the land and water.


A huge array of activities are planned over the course of the weekend.

There will be an assortment of water based activities for the public to partake in and enjoy including kayaking, paddle boarding, barge rides, as well as the opportunity for the young and old to try their hand at a range of interesting water sports. Although, if you’d prefer to stay dry, why not sponsor a duck in the Docklands Rubber Duck Race or play a spot of water golf off the jetty.

Not to be outdone by the water, land activities will also play a integral part to the festival, with music, face painting all across the dock, there to entertain and satisfy crowds.

However, if food is your thing, then the Dockland’s Summer Festival is guaranteed to have something for you. This year ALA Markets will have a huge range of quality fresh and exciting food for food lovers to delight in.

98FM will be broadcasting live throughout the festival with plenty of gifts and prizes to give away.

The Dublin Dockland’s Summer Festival promises a hive of activity across the Docklands, with entertainment and family fun guaranteed, so don’t miss out!


Please Note: In the interest of safety, please do not enter the water during the festival unless as part of an official supervised festival event.

WATER HAZARD – Children must always be accompanied by an adult.


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