Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular Festival in Dublin
The Laya Healthcare City Spectacular Festival is back on the streets of Dublin and it is agreed that it is one of the best Free Family Fun Event around with lots fun for everyone.
Ireland’s biggest free summer festival that brought you 14,000 people breaking the Where’s Wally World Record, 1,500 people bouncing on space hoppers, a custard pie throwing championship, rainbow disco and hundreds of jaw-dropping street performers from all over the world; is back again this July 7th and 9th in Merrion Square in Dublin with spectacular shows, workshops and activities for all ages!!
A 12 time Guinness world record holding sword swallower, weight-lifting strong woman, disco ball-tastic ‘silent disco tour’ and slapstick, rapping and science workshops for the little ones are among the programme highlights at this year’s festival.
Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular has grown from a festival of 26,000 to 240,000 and has quickly become Ireland’s 2nd highest attended annual festival after St. Patrick’s Day. The festival remains the key date in the international street performance calendar with this July’s event headlining the very best entertainers and the return of some fan favourites –
- Monsters of Schlock
- Paul Morocco and Olé!
- Kobbler Jay
- Jack Wise
- Secret Circus
Laya Healthcare’s Greatest Place on Earth
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 in circus tents filled with free performances, workshops and lots of laughs from Festival Ambassador & National Hero -Dustin the Turkey!.
There will also be face painting, balloon modelling, juggling workshops, and every year they scour the globe to bring the best international street performers to Ireland to compete for the world champion title.
Hold onto your socks and get ready for an action packed festival full to the brim with jaw-dropping jugglers, awe-inspiring acrobats and spine-tingling sword swallowers!
‘Just Eat Street’ Festival
A big focus at the festival is good food and they have created an dedicated food festival within the festival this year called ‘Just Eat Street’ which will see demonstrations, fun live performances and of course a wide variety of yummy cuisine from around the world.
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.
O’Eggs Fun On The Farm
O’Egg Fun on the Farm is a family fun event aimed at entertaining, exciting and educating kids and parents. What can you expect? You can whizz around on the children’s tractors and jump so high on our large inflatable tractor, to racing in our O’Egg & spoon races and fun O’Egg games. There is lots to do for children all ages, you will have an EGGcellent time, we promise!
The Book Clinic with Children’s Books Ireland
Do you love to read? Are you a young reader? Looking for a new series to delve into? Then pop along to the Book Clinic in the Irish Daily Mail Area and get your free book prescription! Parents and children are invited to drop in for an informal consultation with one of Children’s Books Ireland’s friendly panel of Book Doctors who will offer the best advice for the young readers in your family.
City Spectacular Festival Imaginosity’s Ready Steady Grow
Join crazy Dr.Osity from Imaginosity in their body Science show…Ready Steady, Grow! A fully interactive show focusing on the magic of the body and how it works…from top, to toe! From the brain and the skeletal system to your muscles and skin, Dr. Osity will work with the audience in a fun, unique way to help children learn all about their bodies through the mediums of song, movement and science!
PET-acular brought to you by DSCPA & PURINA
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. When we say fun for all the family we mean fun for ALL the family, including the 4-legged kind
City Spectacular Festival in Dublin Information
Venue:- Merrion Square in Dublin
Classification :- Family Event / All Ages
Dates:- July 7th – 9th 2017
Time:- 12 – 8 daily
Admission: Free Event
Family Fun Tip:- All entertainment at the festival is entirely free of charge, with the performers, who have dedicated their lives to this amazing art form, asking for a contribution from their audience at the end of each show.