• Danny Joyce | Editor

Dublin City To Come ‘Alive After Five’ to Celebrate Purple Flag Win, This Thursday, Friday, Saturday

DublinTown in association with Dublin City Council are hosting a four day celebration of Dublin City‘s Purple Flag status kicking off on October 20th each night between 5pm and 10pm.

The four day celebration will be packed with free events on both sides of the city showcasing the best in culture, food, and music that Dublin has to offer.


When : Thursday evening 20th October

Where : Drury Street, Exchequer Street, Essex Street, Fade Street, William Street,

Time : from 6pm to 10pm


An array of local businesses will also be keeping their lights on to welcome shoppers into their stores well after the shutters would normally have come down. Sam's Barbers will be styling the streets with Pomp & Co products, and Om Diva, Costume, Charlie Cullen, TBD, Loose Cannon and Tales for Tadpoles, Irish Design, Rare and Nutty Delights will all open after normal hours to showcase what they do best and why we all deserve to fly the purple flag for our vibrant city centre.


The Asia Market will host an array of tasty activities inside and outside. Step up to the food truck and get sampling some delicious free dumplings, snacks and drinks. Wash it all down with a complimentary sake tasting of over ten different types. Learn how to replicate the culinary experience in your own home with an in store Chinese cooking demonstration.


A host of other local eateries will keep their kitchens ablaze after hours offering sumptuous dishes and treats including Industry & Co. Loose Cannon, Drury Buildings, Fade Street Social, Grogan's, La Maison, Smoking Bones, GBK and Fallon & Byrne.


One of Dublin's most iconic spots, George's Arcade and surrounding streets will welcome everyone on Thursday for live music


- 18 year old Irish musician and busker (usually on Grafton Street) Kylabelle

- Well-known Dublin singer Mick The Busker will also be on the roster

- alongside a host of other home-grown talent.


When: Sunday 23rd October

Where: Capel Street

Time: from 5pm

What: Movie screening starts at 6pm original Ghostbusters movie


There will also be local business open and fun games for all ages so go and join in the fun!


The Purple Flag Celebration is brought to you by DublinTown in association with Dublin City Council. Find the full schedule of events on the Dublin Town website.


Slán go fóill.