One of Dublin’s biggest and most anticipated festivals, Dublin City Council’s Bram Stoker Festival is back with live events across the city this October Bank Holiday Weekend.

More than 40,000 people are expected to enjoy Four Days of Deadly Adventures in the first live edition of the festival since 2019. The packed programme celebrates the legacy of one of Ireland’s most treasured authors and sees incredible new experiences alongside the revival of some festival favourites for Dublin’s bravest souls.

Sure to set Dublin’s pulse racing with excitement is the Irish premiere of BOREALIS, a free, mesmerising installation of light and sound, which will create the illusion of an aurora borealis in Dublin Castle’s Upper Courtyard every night of the festival.

Now a firm festival favourite, Stokerland, the annual pop-up Victorian fun park, opens its Gothic Gates for families and the eternally young for longer than ever this year, with three days in St. Patrick’s Park.

On Hallowe’en night at the O’Reilly Theatre, Dreamgun Film Reads points their satirical laser beam at Bram Stoker’s titular 600-year-old demon in a new Film Read based on the iconic novel and every vampire movie that it inspired.

There's also a special screening of 'Nosferatu' in the Pepper Canister Church, a special one-off live Motherfoclóir podcast at the National Museum of Ireland, Stoker on Stoker: 125 Years of Dracula's Secrets Unearthed at Smock Alley Theatre featuring Dacre Stoker.

You can also join historian Donal Fallon on Bram Stoker's Dublin: A Walking Tour, and visit Marsh's Library for After Hours tours and Spooky Stories.

There is so much more to sink your teeth into over on the festival's website, so be sure to check it out!

The Bram Stoker Festival takes place across Dublin on October 28 - 31.