Riverfest Limerick 2024: Celebrating 20 Years of Fun, Food, and Festivities!

  • Sara Granda and Polina Shatkina of Fidget Feet launching Riverfest 24. Pic Arthur Ellis
  • Sara Granda and Polina Shatkina of Fidget Feet launching Riverfest 24. Pic Arthur Ellis
Sara Granda and Polina Shatkina of Fidget Feet launching Riverfest Limerick 2024. Pic Arthur Ellis

Riverfest Limerick 2024 is delighted to announce the inclusion in this year’s festival of the Pegasé show. On Friday evening a giant winged pegasus will leap straight out of Greek Mythology to strut its stuff along the banks of the River Shannon and through the city in a carnival-style parade that is not to be missed. The spectacle is sure to invoke memories of the visit of the Giant Granny to Limerick ten years ago. 

Riverfest Street Parties at Howley’s Quay will add a new outdoor party area for 2024 while  the Riverfestival Village and Panoramic Wheel are among the many returning attractions. Savour the tastes at the National All Ireland BBQ Competition, catch bingo fever with Fidget Feet and turn on the style at FashionFest

There will be thrills and spills on the River Shannon with kayaking, dragon boats, angling, rowing, boat tours, and swimming all making a splash across the weekend.

Thousands of people are expected to descend on the city to enjoy Limerick’s biggest weekend of the year and soak up the different kind of energy that makes Limerick unique.

Speaking at a launch event at the Curragower Bar and Restaurant, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Gerald Mitchell said:

"We're thrilled to mark this milestone anniversary of Riverfest Limerick with an incredible array of activities and entertainment for everyone to enjoy. I’m really excited to watch the spectacle of Pegasé on Friday evening. This is sure to cement Limerick’s reputation as the place to be for the May Bank Holiday Weekend. I know the people of Limerick will join me in embracing the spirit of community and camaraderie that this festival thrives upon as we extend a warm Limerick welcome to all who join us from near and far.”

Chief Executive of Limerick City and County Council, Dr Pat Daly is inviting people to embrace the festivities:

“This festival has become synonymous with fun, energy, and the vibrant spirit of Limerick, earning its rightful place on Ireland's festival calendar. I encourage everyone in Limerick to embrace this opportunity to showcase the best of Limerick's hospitality and charm. I am really looking forward to the Pegasé show hitting Limerick’s streets on Friday evening. It is certain to thrill and enchant both young and old and is an exciting way to herald the arrival of Riverfest Limerick 2024. Let’s make Riverfest 20 a celebration to remember.”

Riverfest 2024 takes place under a new look brand this year too. Keep an eye out on our socials for the new look logo to celebrate Riverfest’s unique place in the nation’s calendar.

Riverfest Limerick 2024 is brought to you by Limerick City and County Council and produced by Grooveyard and Riverfest Limerick 2024 Festival Partners: Maldron Hotel | Mr Binman | Live 95 | Limerick Leader | Limerick Post | Spin Southwest

Download the Riverfest Limerick 2024 Festival Guide.

For full details of all events and times visit Riverfest | Limerick.ie 

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