Closing date for BBQ applications is fast approaching


Anyone visiting Riverfest knows that a visit to the BBQ is something really special.  There is a huge variety of tasty food to sample, including beef, chicken and fish, while some entrants even cook desserts on the BBQ coals.


The mouthwatering food will be cooked in front of your eyes as eager visitors wait to sample some of the gorgeous fare.


The fun at the Riverfest BBQ competition is second to none with novices BBQing side by side with professionals, all serving up the unique atmosphere that is the Riverfest BBQ.


The emphasis is on having a good time and enjoying yourselves, while teams will compete to be crowned Riverfest BBQ Champions and a chance to represent Ireland internationally.


This year the Riverfest BBQ will take pride of place along the River Shannon boardwalk at Harvey’s Quay from 12 noon on Saturday 29th April.


Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Kieran O’Hanlon said:” The BBQ is always one of the highlights of Riverfest.  There is such an array of food on offer and barbecuers of all abilities are there cooking up some mouthwatering treats.”


“It is always great fun so why not participate and enter a team?  You won’t regret it!”


Entry forms can be downloaded at


Riverfest 2017, running from Friday 28th April – Monday 1st May will also include the Maldron Hotel Riverfest on the Shannon with jaw-dropping jetboarder and wakeboader performances on the river and a special demonstration by the Defence Forces.


World renowned jetboarders Scotty Knemeyer and Bo Krook will be on the water over the weekend.  The duo will be wearing special LED suits and jetboarding with pyrotechnics at night time events during Riverfest, while a Laserman will be in a ball on the River ahead of the spectacular fireworks on Sunday 30th April.


The Riverfestival Village in Arthur’s Quay Park will have something for all the family, while a Saturday night Laser Show takes place in the Market Quarter.


The Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run on Sunday 30th April will see thousands of people taking in many of the historical and scenic sights across Limerick in what is one of the largest participation events in the country.


Fashion Friday will showcase the best of local fashion in Arthur’s Quay Shopping Centre on Friday 28th April, while there is a host of other fringe events taking place in the city and county.


Riverfest is run on behalf of Limerick City and County Council by Grooveyard.  Riverfest 2017 sponsors include: The Maldron Hotel; Mr Binman; Arthur’s Quay Shopping Centre; Limerick’s Live 95FM; Limerick Post and Limerick Leader.


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