Free Festival in Merrion Square

International Street Performers

Here at City Spectacular, we aim to have you gazing at our 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. The 2017 timetable of world class, award winning street performances will be announced May 2017.

Just Eat Street

July 8th-9th & 15th-16th
JUST EAT Street is a feast of food, fun & entertainment in Merrion Sq South. Enjoy over 25 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.
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PET-acular with DSPCA

July 7-9
Merrion Square Park
Bring your pooch along to PET-acular with the D.S.P.C.A and they can be the star of the 'Scrufts Dogs Show' and hang out in the King of Paws agility arena. The wonderful team at the D.S.P.C.A will have a vet on site to provide pet health advice. When we say fun for all the family we mean fun for ALL the family, including the 4-legged kind!


July 7th, 8th & 9th
Merrion Square
Build and create stories with Imaginosity, Dublin Children’s Museum and their imagination playground this July. More programming announcements to follow. No pre-reg required, all workshops first come, first serve.

Summer Stage Dance and Drama Workshops

Super Trooper's Tent, Merrion Square
Summer Stage performing arts camps are holding Dance and Drama workshops for boys and girls aged 4-12 years at City Spectacular 2017! Running in the Super Trooper Tent, the workshops are 45 minutes to 1 hour in length, and involve fun games, warm-ups, drama exercises, improv and dance routines to chart hits!

Kid's Court

July 8 & 9
Laya healthcare will once again bring their ever-popular Kid’s Court to the family-loving festival, but this time it is even messier, meaner and more mischievous than ever! Children can put their parents on trial, who may be sentenced to a custard-pie-in-the-face or a bucket of iced water thrown as punishment. chill out area

July 7-9
Merrion Square, Dublin
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O'Eggs Fun On The Farm

July 8 & 9
Merrion Square, Dublin
At O'Eggs Fun on the Farm, children get the chance to have hands-on fun playing with immersive farm toys. From loading up trailers, trying out diggers and scooping up with tractors in the sand pit, to manoeuvring around a cool life-like model farm display, there’s a whole range of great Bruder, Rolly and SIKU farm toys for children of all ages to enjoy.