What’s on for Families at Riverfest Limerick

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  • Aoife Fitzgerald, Artastic street theatre entertain the crowds at Riverfest Village, Arthurs Quay Park, Limerick. Picture Sean Curtin True Media.
  • Artastic street theatre entertain the crowds at Riverfest Village, Arthurs Quay Park, Limerick. Picture Sean Curtin True Media.
  • Riverfest Limerick. Picture Sean Curtin True Media.
  • Riverfest Limerick. Picture Sean Curtin True Media.
  • James McMahon Ennis, Clare on the zip line across the Shannon at Limerick Riverfest. Picture Sean Curtin True Media.
  • Davina Muwand, Zimbabwe at Riverfest Village, Arthurs Quay Park, Limerick. Picture Sean Curtin True Media.

What are you doing for the May Bank Holiday weekend? The award winning Riverfest Limerick is set to return for the May Bank Holiday, Friday 3rd to Monday 6th May 2019, offering a dazzling array of free activities to amuse families of all ages.

The great thing about Riverfest is that most of the activities are completely free to keep you and your family entertained. There’s just so much to see and do for all ages. It promises to be one excellent weekend to soak up Limerick City and enjoy the start of the summer.

Riverfest is different from other festivals as it takes advantage of Limerick’s position on the Shannon to offer water and land based events and activities suitable for all ages.

Here’s what’s on for families at Riverfest Limerick 2019 and why families should visit!

Riverfest Aerial Spectacle

Fidget Feet Photo by Pedro Giaquinto

Aerial circus performers, Fidget Feet, have joined forces with Classic Effects to create a spectacular aerial display high above the River Shannon. A special new addition to Riverfest and not to be missed!! Learn More.

Riverfest on the Shannon

Nevsail Water Zorbing

Featuring zorbing, kayaking, fishing as well as a free river zipline, Riverfest on the Shannon is a great way for the whole family to experience the great waters of our majestic river. Learn more.

Riverfestival Village

Riverfest Limerick. Picture Sean Curtin True Media.

The Riverfestival Village in Arthur’s Quay Park will be a hive of activity throughout Riverfest with street performers, food, crafts, live music and more! Learn more.

Riverfest Fireworks

Limerick St. Patrick's Festival Fireworks. Pic. Brian Arthur

The skies of Limerick will transform into an explosion of colours during the spectacular fireworks extravaganza on Sunday 5th May at 10.15pm. Learn more.

Irish Naval Vessel

Irish Naval Vessel at Riverfest Limerick. Picture Sean Curtin True Media.

Take a free tour of one of Ireland’s Navy vessels and see what it’s like to be on board one of the ships that patrols the country’s shores...learn more.

Bon Secours Hospital Run for Fun

Alannah and Shane Fitzgerald, Woodlawn at The UL Sport Children's Run for Fun at the Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run at the University of Limerick.  Picture Sean Curtin True Media.

The Bon Secours Hospital Run for Fun from the organisers of the Great Limerick Run provides a fantastic opportunity for primary school children to participate in a fun and safe environment. Learn More.

BBQ on the Boardwalk

Riverfest Limerick. Picture Cathal Noonan True Media.

With some smokin' hot sizzling fare on offer BBQ on the Boardwalk promises to be a true feast for the senses! This year’s competition is all about community, family and fun...learn more.

For full details of all events and times please see Riverfest.ie or download your full guide to Riverfest 2019 here.

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