Follow Lovin Dublin

Here Are 5 Free Things You Can Do In Dublin This Weekend

By Liz

January 28, 2017 at 1:53pm


It may have been pay day yesterday, but chances are you’re still spending averse.

If that’s the case, then look no further than these awesome free events that are happening around Dublin this weekend. There’s trad music, Chinese art, walks, markets and a petting zoo. Definitely something different.

Go to Tradfest in Temple Bar

As well gigs by traditional musicians, there’s something for everyone. Kids can go to the petting zoo or play music at The Ark, there are family concerts on in Dublin City Hall in conjunction with the Chinese New Year Festival, and adults can go on the Tradfest music trail.

Trade Fest

Check out the free events going on for the Chinese New Year

There are exhibitions at the Gallery of Photography, Kildare Village and Arnotts on today.

Then tomorrow there is a free film showing of Up The Yangtze at the Hugh Lane Gallery and a retrospective at the Chester Beatty library.

Find out about the other events on over the next two weeks here.

Listen to traditional music at the Banjo and Bovril Festival

Not technically in Dublin, but not far off. There will be live music sessions and lessons going on in the Harbour Bar today and tomorrow from 4pm.

Banjo And Bovril

Go on a guided tour of the Dublin Mountains

The group leaves from Bohernabreena tomorrow at 10am to walk alongside the Dodder and the reservoir.

You need to book ahead of time. Unfortunately, there are no dogs allowed.

If you can’t do the mountains, why not try some of these other great walks around Dublin.

Dublin Mountains

Check out the market at the Grand Social

There’s a craft and vintage market taking place today and after Saturday 12-6. 

You can check out vintage clothes, vinyl records, retro furniture, contemporary crafts, bric-a-brac, jewellery, books and lots more.

Hapenny Market

READ NEXT: Here Are The Top 10 Authentic Chinese Restaurants in Dublin


Join the Lovin Dublin Newsletter

* indicates required


Marketing Permissions

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from Lovin Media Group:

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.