July 6th - 8th 2018

Merrion Square

The event...

Over 300 spectacular shows, workshops and activities to enjoy.
1/4 million are expected at Laya Healthcare's City Spectacular in Dublin's Merrion Square & Cork's Fitzgerald Park this July. The festival runs over 3 days in Dublin and 2 days in Cork, showcasing the best in international street performance, interactive family activities, delicious artisan producers and street food from around the world as well as a pet wellness area with DSPCA

What can I expect to see...

At City Spectacular, we aim to have you gazing at the amazing performers as they loop, hoop, flip and twist before your eyes! Jugglers, break dancers, mysterious magicians and many more to keep you going for two weekends of world class, award winning street performances. Families will discover and delight in the spectacular as they explore Laya Healthcare’s Greatest Place on Earth. Children and their grown ups will play, dance and create together with free performances, activities and lots of laughs from Festival Ambassador & National Hero -Dustin the Turkey! Pet-acualr Your furry friends can be the star of the 'Scruffs Dog Show', hang out in the King of Paws agility arena and set tails wagging in their very own photo shoot. The wonderful team at the DSPCA will have a vet on site to provide pet health advice & our friends at Purina will be on hand with a range of pet food & a photobooth to have your photo taken with Felix!

The Food...

Food lovers can explore the Just Eat Street in Dublin. Irish Village Markets are teaming up with Ireland's number 1 takeaway food delivery service building an international street food festival with a live music stage and Just Eat Waiter Service. The JUST EAT Street is a feast of food, fun & entertainment running the length of Merrion Sq South.  Enjoy over 30 different cuisines from around the world and music from international acts. Chill in the sunshine with friends & family, while the Just Eat Waiter Service takes and delivers your food orders, bringing the best of JUST EAT’s online ordering service to life at Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular.

How much does it cost...

No need to worry, the Spectacular is a free festival and is guaranteed to entertain. Over 250,000 people attending with performances, family workshops, food villages & much much more summer fun. There will be a small amount of filming taking place throughout the festival and all we ask is that you agree that attendance at the festival is deemed as permission to be included in any promotional video material. A small price to pay for a big big festival.