Celebrating our Spectacular Cities this Summer

16 April, 2014

Ireland biggest and best-loved free family festival, the Laya Healthcare Street Performance World Championship, is undergoing a full makeover and rebrand. With over 300,000 attending last years’ events, this year’s Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular will transform both parks and both cities into a spectacular civic celebrations.

Slap bang in the middle of the summer, both Dublin’s Merrion Square and Cork’s Fitzgerald Park have been home to the biggest street performance competition in the world. But this year, alongside the world’s best street performers the festival is expanding throughout the city to include concerts, family picnics, artisan food events and outdoor screenings, inviting hundreds of thousands of people to enjoy the best of what these famous cities have to offer.

Street Performers in Merrion Square

This first-of-its-kind festival is a true collaboration with those at the heart of these cities, which includes City Councils, local businesses, Irish arts organizations as well as internationally renowned performance artists coming together in a city celebration highlighting those that make our cities spectacular.

Free festivals in Merrion Square and Fitzgerald Park

Come and witness Ireland’s largest family festival transforming your city this July, with free festivals in Dublin’s Merrion Square (July 11th – 13th), Cork’s Fitzgerald Park (July 19th & 20th) and a citywide program of events both day and night across Dublin City (July 11th – 27th).

Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular is set to be the highlight of the summer.