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Dublin By Night Fest 2023 Launches

  • Sat 21 October, 2023

Dublin city centre is to host two thrilling celebrations in November to mark its recognition as attaining consistent excellence across its evening and night time economy. ‘Dublin by Night Fest’ will mark the city’s award of its tenth successive prestigious Purple Flag, awarded to towns with consistently vibrant nightlife.

The events will take place on Thursday, November 2nd on Drury Street/South William Street and on Friday, November 3rd on Capel Street and was launched Wednesday, October 18th by Lord Mayor Daithí de Róiste and Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Minister, Catherine Martin T.D.

The new festival is jointly organised by DublinTown, the businesses representative organisation for Dublin city centre and key driver of initiatives around Purple Flag; Dublin City Council, Fáilte Ireland and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

Events will include lively, outdoor evening and night time street activity, including music, animation, arts & culture and market stalls from local shops and food stalls from local restaurants. There will also be a movie screening taking place on a large outdoor screen at Capel Street on the Friday.

A Purple Flag is an award for reaching a standard of excellence in the evening and night time economy through a diverse cultural offering which is non-alcohol dependent, family friendly, safe and vibrant. Dublin is one of just 40 cities in Europe to attain a Purple Flag. Dublin City centre has consistently held Purple Flag status since 2013. Dublin by Night Fest will mark the tenth anniversary since its first Purple Flag, which are awarded for two years.

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