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last updated: 2022-07-26
Family events this weekend

There is no doubt, summer is here, schools are closed... :) 

If you want to find family-friendly events for the remaining of the school holiday, look no further: here is our August event guide to help you plan an epic summer for the kids:

Van Gogh Immersive Journey in RDS - 16 May - 4 Aug
Van Gogh Dublin is a 20,000 square foot light and sound spectacular featuring two-story projections of the artist’s most compelling works. Encounter the brilliance of one of history’s greatest artists in 360 degrees.
Explorer Workshops in IMMA - Sundays
Have some creative family time with our Explorer family art workshops. Children and grown-ups can explore selected artworks in the museum and make artworks together. This is an ideal opportunity to experience the historic building and expansive grounds of the museum.
Van Gogh Immersive Experience in Artane - until September
Have you ever dreamt of stepping into a painting? Now you can with this exhibition that has been touring since 2017 with +5,000,000 visitors! Get your tickets now!
Dun Laoghaire Funfair - from 8th July
OPENING Friday the 8th of July for 2 months! Open 12pm till 7pm DAILY during the months of July and August! We cannot wait to be back!
Summer of Heritage - 4 July - 28 Aug
Our Summer of Heritage Series is once again taking place this year from the 04 July - 28 August. All tours are free but booking is essential!
Library events, workshops (various locations)
Puppet Show, Engineering Workshop, Slime Workshop, Lego Workshop and a lot more is happening in our libraries.
Dino Experience and the Lost Key in O'Reilly Theatre - 27 & 28 Aug
While on a nature hike Mélanie and Dan Dan find themselves accidentally transported back to a time when dinosaurs still roam, roar and rule the Earth. Join our duo as they befriend madcap Paleontologist Barry Onyx and try to navigate their way out of a world which time forgot.
Rock, Paper, Scissors in The Ark - 25 June - 20 Aug
Rock, Paper, Scissors is all about playing, experimenting, and creating with different materials. Come and be inspired by how the artists in our exhibition have worked with their favourite material to create unique and spectacular art. Then try your own playful experiments in our creative response areas. It’s free to join in!
Potted Potter in the Helix - 9 - 13 Aug
Playing to sold out audiences all over the world, the Olivier Award nominated POTTED POTTER – The Unauthorised Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into seventy hilarious minutes.
Big Grill Festival in Herbert Park - 11 - 14 Aug
We are delighted to share our 2022 lineup with you. This is our biggest lineup yet with lots of new additions. Join us on 11th-14th August 2022 in Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, for 4 days of Fire, Food & Fun.
Musical Picnic with the Echo Band in NCH - 27 Aug
Join us for a family picnic lunchtime concert where we bring the outdoors indoors with some great music and other fun activities.
Totally Terrific Tomato Festival in Airfield Farm - 27 & 28 Aug
This year, Dublin’s favourite Urban Farm and Gardens, Airfield Estate, will play host to the two-day festival, where there’ll be no tomato shortages and plenty of fun to be had with tips aplenty from tomato growing enthusiasts and experts alike. Celebrating its 10th birthday this unique festival which champions the culture and diversity of tomatoes will have a specific focus on taste for its residence in Airfield on the weekend of August 27th & 28th 2022.
India Day Celebration in Phoenix Park - 21 Aug
India Day features an array of spectacular Indian and Irish songs, classical & Bollywood dance, music, and cultural presentations, including fashion shows and a craft market. India Day creates awareness among participants about the rich Irish and Indian culture, values and traditions and celebrates Freedom and Irish Indian Friendship.
Summer Sunday in the city centre - 7 Aug
Dublin City Council will pedestrianise part of the city centre next month to make room for a free family-friendly event. College Green and Dame Street will host a ‘Summer Sunday’ event from 12pm to 4pm on August 7. On that day the area will be traffic-free, offering a unique opportunity for all ages to enjoy on-street entertainment and free family fun.
Free family events in Jervis SC - 30 July & 13 Aug
Jervis Shopping Centre is delighted to announce that our Summer events are back! Bring a camera and all the family, to experience this unique and memorable events. Visit to view more event information and show times.
Summer Festival in Donabate & Portraine - 6 & 7 August
Donabate/Portrane Summer Festival is happening this Saturday & Sunday, August 6th & 7th. There will be lots of family fun entertainment at Portrane Green this weekend.