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In this post, you’ll find all the best events and things to see and do this June in Dublin. We have a Top 10 list of things to do that is updated for 2020. 

 

 

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TOP 10 EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO IN JUNE IN DUBLIN

Below are our favorite 10 events, tours, festivals, and activities to do this June. For more ideas, take a look at our post about things to do in Dublin at any time of year!

Don’t forget to take a look at our other popular Dublin posts: 


1) Attend a Concert

Dublin is a city that loves music. Great artists and bands are playing year-round, and this June the city is full of amazing concerts by big-name artists on tour. 

Find all the June concerts in the city here.

 

 

Find more concerts in Dublin here.

If you’re looking for more fun ways to spend an evening, check out our post on things to do at night.


2) Catch a Sporting Event

June is an exciting month for football fans to be in Dublin since it is one of the handful of cities hosting European Football Championship games.

Don’t miss out on any sporting events – find them here.

 

 

European Football Championship

Croke Park Tours

Croke Park is one of the biggest stadiums in the city, and a tour is included with the Dublin Pass!

Find games in Dublin here. You can find more family-friendly activities in our full post.


3) Dublin Pride

The LGBTQ+ community in Dublin goes all out for Pride. The Dublin Pride Festival runs from June 18 - 28, 2020, with multiple events, talks, live podcast recordings, and parties. 

The main Pride Parade and March will be held on June 27, 2020. The parade will start moving at 1:00 pm from O’Connell Street and continue to Merrion Square. 

 

 

It’s free to enjoy the parade - and there are even a few designated spaces along the route where you can join in with the parade performers. 

After the parade, the official Mother Pride Block Party will be held at the National Museum of Ireland at 4:00 pm.

Find more details about Dublin Pride here


4) See Phantom of the Opera

This classic and ever-popular musical, based on the 1910 Leroux novel, has delighted theatre-going audiences all over the world for decades with its unforgettable score and breath-taking chandelier.

 

 

The Phantom composer is sure to give you chills if you can catch one of the four performances happening in Dublin this June! 

  • Dates: June 13 & 18, 2020
  • Times: 14:30 (2:30 pm) & 19:30 (7:30 pm)
  • Location: Bord Gais Energy Theatre
  • Find tickets here

Find all theatrical performances in Dublin here


5) See More with a City Pass

If you’re planning on visiting a lot of popular attractions while you’re in Dublin, you could save some money with a Dublin city pass.

The biggest pass offered in this city is an all-inclusive pass which includes entry to the most popular attractions in Dublin.

 

 

There is also a travel pass which makes utilizing public transportation easy and includes some other perks.

Here are some of the best locations and tours included with a Dublin tourist pass:

  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Distillery Tours
  • Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Tour
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Croke Park Tour
  • Dublin Castle
  • Dublin Zoo

To see how much money a pass could save you, please read our post covering Dublin tourist passes.


6)  See Ali Wong Live

Ali Wong is now well-known for her multiple Netflix comedy specials as well as writing and starring in “Always Be My Maybe” - also on Netflix. 

 

 

As a working mother of two, she became a hit with her sharp parenting and gender-role jokes.

Find all comedy tickets in Dublin here.


7) Explore the Landscapes Around Dublin

June is the beginning of summer - which means you'll have the perfect weather to strike out from the city centre and explore nature.

Dollymount Strand Beach is one of the closest spots! Kids can explore the sand dunes and the whole family can explore the pier or find the old lighthouse.

You can find more free green spaces to explore in our full free things to do post.

 

 

Of course, if you're ready to make it further afield, you can find plenty of guided tours and hikes to some of Ireland's most famous landscapes. A fully guided day tour to the Cliffs of Moher will give you 1.5 - 2 hours to explore.

Howth is a nearby fishing village with a beautiful peninsula. You can take an e-bike tour over the trails and past the harbor!

For a less-coastal view, you can also find a full-day tour (with lunch) to the Wicklow Mountains.


8) Celebrate Bloomsday

Fans of the novel Ulysses by James Joyce will be excited to learn about Bloomsday, a festival named after the main character Leopold Bloom. The story follows Bloom’s character - and others - through their activities on June 16, 1904.

 

 

You’ll see lots of people cosplaying as various characters, or just in period costumes as they go to and from readings, performances, and places that are featured in Ulysses.

Festival activities will run from June 11 - 16, 2020. 

You’ll be able to find workshops, walking tours, themed breakfasts, and pub crawls. 

Find more information here


9) Taste of Dublin 2020

Foodies rejoice! From June 11 - 17, 2020, the Taste of Dublin festival will take over the city. Head out to the Iveagh Gardens to find the area’s best restaurants, chefs, and food producers offering samples and tasters. 

 

 

Aspiring chefs can also watch cooking demonstrations or listen to talks about new cuisines and fusion dishes appearing in Dublin’s markets. 

Tickets are more expensive at the door and may be sold out by the time you get there, so make sure to purchase them online ahead of time! 

TIP: If you can’t make it to Taste of Dublin, you can always take a delicious food tour of the city with Secret Food Tours


10) Take a Sightseeing Tour

You can take advantage of hop-on-hop-off bus tours to take you directly to the popular spots, with commentary as you go.

If you have the whole family with you, June is the perfect time to get out on the water during a Viking Splash land and water tour

 

 

If you want to get out on a nice day, you can find plenty of pay-what-you-like walking tours. Or keep to your own schedule with a self-guided tour that can be completed at any time of day. 

These tours are all great for kids, as well! If you’re looking for more family-friendly fun, check out our full post.

 


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About The Author

Stephen Pickhardt

Stephen is the CEO of Free Tours by Foot and has overseen the transformation of a local walking tour company into a global tour community and traveler’s advice platform. He has personally led thousands of group tours in the US and Europe, and is an expert in trip planning and sightseeing, with a focus on budget travelers. Stephen has been published and featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Yahoo, Washington.org, and more.
Updated: October 12th, 2021
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