Dublin by Night Fest to celebrate city centre after dark

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Dublin City Centre is to host two special nighttime celebrations to recognise consistent excellence across its evening and nighttime economy on November 2nd.

The ‘Dublin by Night Fest’ will mark the city’s award of its tenth successive prestigious Purple Flag, awarded to towns with consistently vibrant nightlife.

Events will include lively, outdoor evening and nighttime street activities, including live music, animation, art and culture, market stalls from local shops and food stalls from nearby restaurants. 

There will also be cookery demonstrations by top Dublin City chefs with a movie shown 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 nighttime economy through a diverse cultural offering which is non-alcohol dependent, family-friendly, safe and vibrant.

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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 10th anniversary since its first Purple Flag, which is awarded for two years.

Liz Halpin, Head of Dublin at Fáilte Ireland, said research shows that attending events and festivals that allow reconnection with family and friends are key motivators for visitors looking to take a winter break.

“We are delighted to support the Dublin by Night Fest as an opening event of the Winter in Dublin programme, which highlights the vibrant experiences happening from November through until January.

“The Dublin by Night Fest will act as brilliant incentive for Dubliners, visitors and families to experience the vast range of music, culture, food and shopping on offer in our capital city.”

More information on the Dublin by Night Fest can be found here.

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