A virtual Riverfest will take place this May Bank Holiday weekend featuring live music, food, fashion and a flavour of Limerick’s favourite festival.

Last year more than 120,000 people enjoyed Limerick’s biggest annual event which happens every May on the banks of the Shannon, but in the interests of public health, Riverfest 2020 will not take place due to Covid 19.

However, a flavour of the event will be broadcast this weekend on Riverfest social media channels to ensure that Limerick audiences get to enjoy what is traditionally the most popular weekend of the year.

Live Music

In association with Dolan’s Limerick, Hermitage Green will play a FREE special live concert from the Warehouse this Saturday night May 2nd at 9pm. The gig will be broadcast live on Riverfest Limerick’s Facebook page. The band will be adhering to public health social distancing guidelines.


Straight from the frontline, Limerick’s firefighting chef, Paul Knapp will cook up some sizzling bbq recipes for the Bank Holiday weekend. The firefighter and TV presenter will provide inspiration for family friendly food to enjoy in the garden.  And while you are watching all the fun online why not register for the 2021 BBQ on Limerick.ie.


Limerick’s queen of style, Celia Holman Lee will showcase a series of looks from Limerick’s retailers showing that during lockdown, you can still purchase from your favourite stores.

A lookback at previous Riverfest events and some memorable moments are also planned for #VirtualRiverfestLimerick which will feature across Riverfest FacebookTwitter and Instagram from Friday 01 May-Sunday 03 May.

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