Now in it's 15th year, Riverfest launched for 2019 this week!
Thousands will flock to Limerick for one of Ireland's most loved Summer festivals.
Kicking off for the May Bank Holiday weekend with dance shows, fireworks & fun on the Shannon ( AND of course we'll be there to join in the fun as Media partners to Riverfest!)
Speaking at the launch of Riverfest Limerick 2019 at House Limerick t Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr James Collins;
“Riverfest is among the most energetic and fun-filled festivals of the year in Ireland and it has really staked a claim nationally in terms of where to go for the May Bank Holiday weekend. Other cities and towns dominate certain weekends with festivals and, thanks to Riverfest and all that goes with it, the May Bank Holiday weekend is Limerick’s.The key to the festival has been the level of energy and activity around it. There is something for everyone, and it is a wonderful opportunity for us all to celebrate all that is great and unique about Limerick.”
Riverfest attracts families & daredevils from all over Ireland who can enjoy everything from aerial acrobatics shows, zorbing, to ziplining across the River Shannon.
A weekend not to missed!
There will also artisan food market, a coarse fishing competition on the Abbey River, an art exhibition, kayaking and a tour of an Irish naval vessel.
Family favourites include the BBQ on the Boardwalk, the Panoramic Wheel and the Riverfest Fireworks, where world class aerial dancers Fidget Feet will perform works of beauty, mystery and charm over the Shannon!
Fashion Friday at Bowes Ryan Café in Arthur’s Quay Shopping Centre will be hosted by Ireland’s leading fashion stylist Celia Holman-Lee and showcase the latest trends from Limerick’s top fashion houses and designers.
The weekend’s ‘Big Gigs’ will include The Stunning and the Frank And Walters Live at the Big Top on Sunday and Qween at Dolan’s on Saturday night. Comedy heroes Dermot & Dave will take to the stage in UCH on Friday night.
Also, this year, the Abbey Theatre Production of The Country Girls will be performed at the Lime Tree Theatre from Thursday, April 30th.
At quayside, there will be annual favourites such as the Riverfestival Village, at Arthur’s Quay Park – a weekend-long cacophony of foods, crafts, vintage amusements, street performers and live musical entertainment.
Sunday’s Regeneron Great Limerick Run, which is Ireland’s fastest growing participatory event, is another of the top features of the weekend, drawing an anticipated 13,000 people.
New to this year’s line-up is the Riverfest Chill Out Zone. Families seeking light relief from the excitement can wander down to the Hunt Museum Garden where Limerick Autism Group will ensure it’s a festival for all as they provide a sensory room to enable children and adults with autism to access a safe space to take time out from the crowds and noise.
Literally something for everyone in this festival!
We cannot wait.
For more info on Riverfest, click here.