Selected highlights to check out at this year's Riverfest in Limerick

Selected highlights from this year's Riverfest

Two free fashion shows will be presented from Bowes Ryan Café, Upstairs in Arthur’s Quay Shopping Centre on Friday May 3 at 11.30am and 3.30pm to kick Riverfest off

We select just some of the highlights on over the bank holiday weekend in Limerick city

FRIDAY - fashion shows get the ball rolling

FASHION FRIDAY

When: 11.30am & 3.30pm

Where: Bowes Ryan Café, Arthurs Quay Shopping Centre

Join style queen Celia Holman-Lee as she showcases the latest trends from Limerick’s top fashion houses and designers.

RADHARC NA HABHANN

When: 8pm

Where: St Mary’s Cathedral

A celebration of the beauty and power of the river with musicians, guest speakers and a finale you won’t want to miss!

For more details on this see, www.saintmaryscathedral.ie

SOCIAL SWIM WITH SWIMABLE LIMERICK

Dip your toe (and a whole lot more!) into Limerick's beautiful River Shannon and see Thomond Bridge, the Treaty Stone and King John's Castle from a truly unique perspective. See www.limerickunderground.org

NEVSAIL NIGHT TOURS

When:  Friday from 6pm; Saturday from 6.30pm; Sunday from 7.30pm

Where: Hunt Museum

Soak up the sunset or watch the fireworks on one of Nevsail’s boat, kayak or stand up paddle board night tours! Age 5+. For details see www.nevsailwatersports.com

 

SATURDAY - fire up the barbie!

RIVERFEST BARBECUE

When: 12pm - 3pm

Where: Howley’s Quay

Ireland’s largest BBQ cook-off is back and with some smokin' hot sizzling treats on offer it promises to be a true feast for the senses!

TOURS OF IRISH NAVAL VESSEL

When: 2pm - 5pm (also Sunday)

Where: Limerick Docks

Take a free tour of one of Ireland’s naval vessels and see what it’s like to be on board one of the ships that patrols the country’s shores.

Times subject to the normal operations of the port. 

FIDGET FEET AERIAL SHOW

When: Saturday 12pm & 3pm, Sunday 3pm & 10.15pm

Where: Between Thomond and Sarsfield Bridges

High above the water, against the backdrop of the 13th Century King John’s Castle, world-class aerial dancers Fidget Feet will perform works of beauty, mystery and spectacular aerial charm.

GET WEST EVENING KAYAK

When: 6.30pm

Where: Limerick Boat Club, Sarsfield Bridge. No previous experience required. Age 8+, See www.getwest.ie

 

SUNDAY - baby we were born to run

REGENERON GREAT LIMERICK RUN

When: From 9am

Starting point: Pery Square

Full, half & relay marathon plus  6 mile contest. Come for the run and stay for the fun during Riverfest weekend has been the tagline and runners from all over the country would agree. For more details see www.greatlimerickrun.com

RIVERFEST FIREWORKS DISPLAY

When: 10.15pm

Viewing areas: Clancy Strand & Sarsfield Bridge

Fidget Feet join forces with Classic Effects to create a spectacular aerial and fireworks display for the premiere of Sky Dance at Riverfest.

 

RIVERFEST VILLAGE

When: This is actually open all weekend, including Monday, so there is plenty of time to visit. Friday 12.30pm - 10pm; Saturday 10am - 10pm; Sunday 10am - 10pm; Monday 10am - 5pm

Where: Arthurs Quay Park

A treat for all the family with a fabulous range of crafts, stunning vintage amusements, colourful street performers and live musical entertainment! This year’s village includes the Limerick Food Experience.

MONDAY - make the city yours

STREET FEAST

When: 12pm-7pm

Where: Catherine Street

A section of Catherine Street will be cordoned off to allow families and friends gather, enjoy picnics and play in a safe urban environment. A big success last year, even more are expected to arrive this year to add to the atmosphere

RIVERFEST COARSE FISHING CONTEST

When: 12pm to 4pm

Where:  The Canal Bank (Abbey River, Absolute Hotel to Plassey). Bring your own rod!. See www.ldaafounded1939.ie

There is so much more to check out all weekend, like concerts, exhibitions, ziplining across the Shannon, water zorbing. Make the city yours!