Summer Events in Dublin & Cork: The Laya Healthcare City Spectacular

The next few weekends are going to be bursting with energy and fun for tourists and residents alike as the City Spectacular Festival infiltrates Dublin and Cork with free music concerts, international street performers, family picnics, a food village and more.

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With over 300,000 attending last years’ events, this year’s event is set to transform the parks in Dublin and Cork with free festivals and celebrating Dublin city with 3 weeks of citywide collaborative events.

Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular brings summer festivals to Dublin’s Merrion Square (July 11th – 13th) and Cork’s Fitzgerald Park (July 19th & 20th) and a citywide program of creative events including music concerts, walking tours, art exhibitions and much more to Dublin City (July 11th – 27th ).

In addition to the international street performers, this year’s free festivals include live music on the festival’s first ever ‘Go Metro Music Stage’, a food village, petting zoo, Laya Healthcare’s Family Area and much much more. See Mums and Dads getting pied in the face or super-soaked at the ‘Kid’s Court with Ray D’Arcy’ where it’s the children’s turn to get their own back on their elders. The ‘Today FM Irish Summer’ area is a throw back to all we love about summers in Ireland, think red lemonade, 10p bags, windbreakers and tunes from your favourite summers. The ‘ESB Spark Your imagination’ area is brain food for our little ones with educational workshops galore, with the ‘Outdoor Living Room’ being your home away from home. The festivals run in Dublin’s Merrion Square (July 11-13th) and Fizgerald Park Cork (July 19th and 20th)

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