17 Jun 2022
Dublin will embrace the rainbow this June with a mega Dublin Pride Festival culminating in a party-filled weekend.
Celebrating LGBTQ+ people and culture, Dublin Pride Festival (June 22–28) will be a joyful, colourful and music-filled experience that welcomes one and all.
Over seven days, the festival will present events across the city and county, highlighting LGBTQ+ issues and celebrating inclusivity and diversity. From art exhibitions and poetry readings to drag music bingo and comedy, the festival will be an eclectic mix of fun and reflection.
On Saturday June 25, a full-day Pride Village event will take place in Merrion Square. There will be entertainment on two stages throughout the day, as well as community zones, a family area, quiet zone, food vendors and a sustainability zone. Merrion Square is home to a statue of Oscar Wilde, an icon of the LGBTQ+ community.
Saturday will also see the highlight of the festival, the Dublin Pride Parade. With over 250 different groups taking part this year, the parade will be a vibrant spectacle that will wend its way from the historic GPO on O’Connell Street, across the city to Merrion Square.
This year, Dublin Pride Festival is partnering with Native Events in response to the climate crisis and has committed to carbon neutrality through reduction and offsetting for the festival.
Dublin Pride Festival will run from the 22 - 28th of June
Across the city, clubs will be staging special LGBTQ+ music events, among them Dublin’s famous Mother nightclub.
After three years without a Pride party, Mother is pulling out all the stops for 2022. Its opening party (Friday 24 June) presents top-selling artist Years & Years: The Nightcall Tour at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks.
This will be followed by its Pride Block Party, which over two days will feature performances from Brazilian superstar Anitta, the incredible Rina Sawayama, trailblazing Peaches, electro-pop sensation Le Boom, Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK vs The World winner Blu Hydrangea, and many more, including local queer talent and allies.
Other events across the city include the Dublin Pride Boat Cruise Party and an eight-hour Pop Pride Party that features Dublin’s favourite drag talent.
Dublin Pride is one of the most popular and loved events in the city, capturing the hearts and minds of people and presenting a joyous and uplifting experience for all.
On June 25, a full-day Pride Village event will take place in Merrion Square
Oscar Wilde statue, Merrion Square, Dublin city
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