Break out your rainbow rompers and glitter eyeshadow (okay, body paint) – Dublin Pride Week is here!
Taking place from June 21st to 30th the parade on the last day of the festival will be main attraction but there are plenty of events happening all over the city throughout the week to support and celebrate the LGBTQ community.
From day time walking tours to all-night glitter-tastic parties, read on for 5 fun and fabulous Dublin Pride 2018 events.
1. Dublin Pride Queer Walking Tour
Kick Dublin Pride off with his informative and entertaining walking tour. Such a hit it been over the years that this year there will be two walking groups.
Free but ticketed so visit eventbrite.ie for more details.
Sunday June 24th, 3.30pm or 4pm.
2. Pride Geili, Pantibar, Capel Street
Feachtas iontach seolta ag @TG4TV
Tá Gaeilge againn ar fad agus is linn ar fad í l!
— Seachtain na Gaeilge (@SnaGaeilge) June 20, 2018
Get ready to resurrect the skills you thought you’d forgotten from your summers in the Gaeltacht at this unique take on the traditional Irish dance event.
Thursday June 28th at 9pm.
3. Glitterbomb, The George
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Come out come out wherever you are and come play with us at #GlitterBomb!! 🎉🎉 The girls and boys will be on stage from 11pm 💃🕺 with DJs @davina.devine & Mo pumping out the latest and greatest tunes till LATE 🎧🎶 . . #TheGeorge #lgbt #gogodancers #fridays #instagay #gaygirls #gayboys #gaybar
Think DJ after DJ and gorgeous glittery dancers. What more can we say?
Free in before 10.30pm, €5 until midnight and €8 afterwards.
Friday June 29th at 10.30pm.
4. Pantibar All Day Street Party Capel Street
This legendary event has become an integral part of Dublin Pride. We’ll see you there.
Free before 5pm, €10 after.
From 2pm on Saturday June 30
5. The Official Pride After Party with Samantha Mumba, Opium Lounge
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Body to Body, Funk to Funky, we know how to rock a Pride Party! 🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈 We are LIVING for Pride and are so happy to announce that we are partnering with @dublinpride to throw the official after party with Samantha Mumba!!! 🎉🎉🎉 Tickets are on sale now via Eventbrite. Link in our Bio ❤️ #DublinPride #LGBTQ #lgbtpride
Baby Come On Over to Opium and get ready to get Body 2 Body as Samantha Mumba will be performing at the official Pride after party.
You can also expect a rooftop BBQ, exclusive Pride cocktail menu and confetti cannons showering the dance floor in colour.
Tickets cost €15 and are available on eventbrite.
7.30pm on Saturday June 30th.
The 2018 festival takes place from June 21st to 30th, with Pride pre Parade festival from 12noon and the Parade taking place at 2pm on Saturday, June 30th, 2018.
For more on Dublin Pride check out dublinpride.ie.