Local flicks, arty international films and advance releases of mainstream movies make up the menu of the city's film festival, which runs over two weeks in mid-March.
Traditional music festival in the pubs of Temple Bar over the last weekend in January.
For two weeks in October most of the city's theatres participate in this festival, originally founded in 1957 and today a glittering parade of quality productions and elaborate shows.
Four-day literature festival in the third week of May that attracts Irish and international writers to its readings, performances and talks.
The only event of its kind anywhere in the world, with more than 30 gay- and lesbian-themed productions over two weeks in May.
An international film and documentary festival held at the Irish Film Institute.
The mother of all festivals; 600,000-odd gather to 'honour' St Patrick over four days around 17 March on city streets and in venues.
Initially a festival for those shows too 'out there' or insignificant to be considered for the main Dublin Theatre Festival, this is now a three-week extravaganza in its own right, with more than 100 events and over…
Some 12,000 people from all over the world gather in the first week of September to sample the region's best and to take part in the World Oyster Eating Championships.