Top Riverfest Recommendations

Limerick’s premier summer festival Riverfest Limerick returns for the May Bank Holiday, May 3rd to 6th 2019, offering a vibrant mix of events and activities – most of them free! 

With so much on offer during the festival, we’ve rounded up the must do events and activities!

Riverfest HQ

Riverfest Limerick. Picture Cathal Noonan True Media.

The Riverfestival Village in Arthur’s Quay Park will be a hive of activity throughout the whole weekend with street performers, food stalls, vintage amusements, and live music.

This year’s village includes the Limerick Food Experience, curated and supported by Limerick Local Enterprise Office, showcasing the best quality local artisan produce including local honey, apple juices, fresh cheese, vegan breads, baked goods and healthy more.

Riverfest Fireworks & Aerial Spectacle

Fidget Feet Photo by Pedro Giaquinto

A special new addition to Riverfest that is not to be missed! World class aerial dancers Fidget Feet will perform over the River Shannon for Riverfest Limerick 2019.

Adding to the excitement, they will also perform during the fireworks display for a spectacular Sky Dance! Read more.

Riverfest on the Shannon

Evening Kayak Tour

Riverfest celebrates the great waters of the majestic Shannon, so make sure to get out on the water during the weekend!

Riverfest on the Shannon features zorbing, kayaking, boat tours, and stand-up paddle boarding! Take the plunge and join Swimable Limerick for a social swim on Friday 3rd more.

Strike a pose

Fashion Friday at Riverfest 2019 Pic Keith Wiseman

Style queen Celia Holman Lee will co-host Fashion Friday with top fashion, travel & lifestyle blogger Louise Cooney for Fashion Friday, with two fashion shows highlighting the very best looks from Limerick’s leading high-street stores and more.

All aboard!

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

Take a free tour of one of Ireland’s naval vessels and see what it’s like to be on board one of the ships that patrols the country’s shores on 4th & 5th more.

BBQ on the Boardwalk

Riverfest BBQ Competition 810 x 456

Ireland’s largest BBQ cook-off is back on Saturday 5th May! With smokin' hot sizzling fare on offer it promises to be a true feast for the senses! Read More.

Look mom no hands!

James McMahon Ennis, Clare on the zip line across the Shannon at Limerick Riverfest. Picture Sean Curtin True Media.

Experience a thrilling aerial adventure over the River Shannon on the hugely popular zipline which is FREE in the Riverfestival Village all more.

On your marks…

Great Limerick Run

Regeneron Great Limerick Run will see the street of Limerick thronged with walkers, joggers and serious runners on Sunday 5th May. If you’re not running then get yourself to the finish line to cheer on the participants! Read more.

The great thing about Riverfest is that most of the activities are completely free, with plenty to keep you entertained. It promises to be an excellent weekend to soak up the city and enjoy the start of the summer!

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

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