Riverfest makes a return to Limerick this May bank holiday weekend

Social media influencer Valerie Wheeler is on board for Riverfest 2023. The jam-packed festival weekend returns from Friday April 28 to Monday May 1, 2023. Valerie is pictured in a Nevsail kayak on the River Shannon. Picture Credit: Piquant

ALL ABOARD as Limerick Riverfest makes its return over the May bank holiday weekend.

The annual festival takes place across the city every year at the start of May, and sees thousands of people flood into the city to take part in activities and soak up the atmosphere.

The Shannon River will be the epicentre of the annual festival, now in its 19th year.

Riverfest Limerick attracts families and festival lovers from all over Ireland who can enjoy fashion shows, paddle boarding, kayaking, and flyboarding on the River Shannon.

For those with a head for heights the Panoramic Wheel at Limerick’s Potato Market will offer stunning views of the city.

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Famous family favourites also return, including the BBQ on the Boardwalk and the Riverfest Fireworks.

The Riverfestival Village at Arthur’s Quay Park returns too – a weekend-long cacophony of food, crafts, vintage amusements, street performers, and live musical entertainment.

Sunday’s Regeneron Great Limerick Run is another of the top features of the weekend.

The fireworks will return with a bang on Sunday 30 April.

Limerick has something for everyone on the bank holiday weekend with Treaty United taking on Kerry FC in the Markets Field on Friday evening and Munster Senior Hurling action between old rivals Limerick and Clare on Saturday night April 29 at 7pm.

Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Francis Foley said: “Riverfest signals the start of summer for all in Limerick and the region. This year’s festival is busier than ever and once again Limerick City will be the place to be over the four days.”

“With river-based fun, sport, music, culture, and food to the fore, where else would you be this May bank holiday weekend than in Limerick? As always, the people of Limerick will embrace visitors from Ireland and the world for the festival where we, as a people, can showcase what we are all about.”

Riverfest takes place from April 28 to May 1, and the Limerick Post are proud media partners of the event.