Five Events Happening Around Dublin This Weekend That You Gotta Check Out

Banish those bank holiday blues

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It's the week after the bank holiday, which probably means you need some serious motivation to get through the next couple days.

We get it, you're lamenting the passing of the three-day weekend, while at the same time considering packing it all in and heading to Disneyland to get a job as one of the characters.

Plus, it's a Wednesday, so it really is a sad state of affairs altogether.

Here are five events happening this weekend that should help you get through hump-day.

1. Dublin Horse Show

RDS, Wednesday 8th August - Sunday 12th August 2018

Considered by some to be the pinnacle of equestrian sport in Ireland, this five-day event will see 1,500 horses and ponies competing in over 130 classes and competitions across the five days.

Of course, there will be plenty of entertainment over the course of the event with Ladies Day and Family Day making it an event not to be missed.

Dust down that frock and get yourself to the RDS.

You can get tickets here.

2. The Sizzler Summer Party @ Camden Backyard.

Saturday, August 11th, 3 pm - 9:30 pm.

The Camden Backyard are celebrating one of the best summers in ages with an outrageous daytime party with James Kavanagh as the host.

You can expect fun, frolics, dancing and romancing.

Think classic disco tracks mixed with a modern edge, mad dancers, circus performers, tasty food, frozen pink gin, ridiculous outfits, tons of confetti all in a big outdoor block party.

Enter through 'Camden Brews and Bites' and let the party begin!

3. We've Only Just Begun Festival @Whelan's

Fri 10th August 2018 - Sun 12th August 2018, 8.00pm

Showcasing incredible talent across 2 stages in Whelan's. Ft. Cathy Davey, Bitch Falcon Sorcha Richardson & many more.

4. Lovin Gordon's Pink Experience @ NoLita

Friday 10th August 2018 - 18:30 till 21:30

Gordon's and Lovin Dublin have teamed up to bring you a night of fun and more importantly, a night of Gordon's Pink cocktails.

Did we mention the flower wall for all those Insta pics?

Entry includes two complimentary Gordon's Pink cocktails, nibbles from a bespoke menu of delicious food, specially created for the event. We've even paired up with the amazing Cupcake Bloke to bring you a special Gordon's Pink infused creation, exclusively made for the Experience. There'll be vintage pink sweets adorning every table too, so arrive hungry!

5. Súp @ The Dublin Jazz Co-Op in The Workman's Club

Sun 12th August 2018 at 7.30pm

For all those jazz lovers out there Súp were selected by RTE LyricFM to represent Ireland in the EBU Euroradio Jazz Competition.

They were one of only four acts to make the final in Amsterdam.

Tickets are €10 and you can get them from Workman's.

Make the most of this weekend.

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Written By

Jennifer Cosgrove