Dublin Event Guide 612: City Spectacular, The Square Festival, Bastille Day Party

July 13th, 2019
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

  13 July 2019 – No 612

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City Spectacular, The Square Festival, Bastille Day Party

 

Hi!

What a  great weekend ahead!

We will have the perfect outdoor festival weather and while there are LOTS of free events happening again this weekend, I have only eyes for the City Spectacular at Merrion Square, which is in its 14th (!!) year. ;-) It is a really great event and I went to every Street Performance World Championship (the former name) and every City Spectacular. :-O There will be amazing, outstanding and fun Street Performance shows on Saturday and Sunday from 12:00-19:00 and in addition there will be music, a big Food Market and children’s entertainment. Expect sword swallowing, juggling, acrobatics, magic and lots and lots of laughter!

If you only have limited time to spend, then watch the show of the Space Cowboy and/or Mr. Toons and/or Jack Wise. Admission is free, but the performers are not paid by the festival and will appreciate your donations after their performances. There will be 4 stage areas (3 in Merrion Square and 1 outside) and the website has a schedule and a map (in the Maps & Timetables section) that should help you. Laya Healthcare is the sponsor of the festival and there will be a good few health and lifestyle related components as well.

Have a great weekend at the Laya Healthcare City Spectacular OR at any of the many other free events!

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And here are some of this weekend’s free events. All events are sorted by start time, but watch out for the few events that have a “++” in front of them, the are particularly recommended. ;-) ALL events in this list are free, but some require booking!

 


Saturday Events (13 July)

+ Pilates in the Park 10:00-11:00 Bandstand (near Tea Rooms), Phoenix Park, Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/events/424514108330166/
+ Pond Dipping for kids 11:00-12:30 National Botanic Gardens. Botanic Road, Dublin 9 www.facebook.com/events/353239855331264/ (Booking required!)
+ Dublin Castle Family Tour (Age: 6+) 11:00-12:00 Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 www.dublincastle.ie/event/family-tours/?instance_id=351 (Booking required!)
++ Laya Healthcare City Spectacular 12:00-19:00 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.cityspectacular.com/dublin
+ The Square Family Food & Music Festival 12:00-17:00 The Square (East Car Park), Tallaght, Dublin 24 thesquare.ie/food-music-festival
+ An Garda Síochána Clontarf Open Day 12:00-15:00 Clontarf Garda Station, 4 Clontarf Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3 www.facebook.com/Clontarf.ie/photos/a.165482210149878/2528815103816565/
+ Royal British Legion – Ceremony of Remembrance and Wreath Laying 12:00-14:30 Irish National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, Dublin 8 www.eventbrite.ie/e/55633370910 (Registration and PRINTED tickets are required!)
+ Peregrine Falcons – Talk 12:00 + 14:00 Natural History Museum, Merrion Street, Dublin 2 www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=4165
 

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+ Summer Kids Event 13:00-17:00 Jervis Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1 (Kids’ Zumba) www.facebook.com/events/376733276313863/
+ True or False Tour 1:30-14:15 National Museum (Archaeology), Kildare Street, Dublin 2 www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=4138
+ The Most Wuthering Heights Day – Performance 15:00-16:00 Fairview Park, Fairview, Dublin 3 www.facebook.com/events/514455729093211/ (Participation from 13:00 requires booking and is not free. Watching the performance from 15:00 is free.)
+ Bastille Day Party 16:00-02:00 The Church Café, Bar & Restaurant, Jervis Street, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/2318460718431504
+ Skakki Blues – Gig 20:00 The Music Cafe, 1 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/2822534517819969/
+ Soul Power – Soul & Funk Gig 22:00-00:30 Mint Bar, Westin Hotel, Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/2190332004358277/
in addition there are all the other free events at the
National Museum, National Gallery, National Print Museum, Hugh Lane Gallery, Science Gallery, Chester Beatty Library National Botanic Gardens and then there are all the weekly markets.

 


Saturday + Sunday Markets

+ Temple Bar Food Market: Sat 10:00-16:30 on Meeting House Square  www.facebook.com/TempleBarFoodMarket/
+ Honest2Goodness Market: Sat 09:00-15:00 in Dublin Ind. Estate, Glasnevin www.facebook.com/GlasnevinMarket/
+ Bushy Park Market: Sat 10:00-16:00 in Bushy Park, Terenure www.facebook.com/bushyparkmarket/
+ Red Stables Market: Sat 10:00-16:00 at the Red Stables in St. Anne’s Park, Raheney www.facebook.com/RedStablesMarket/
+ The Super Natural Food Market: Sat 09:00-15:00 at St. Andrews Resource Centre in Pearse Street www.facebook.com/thesupernaturalfoodmarket
+ Marley Park Market: Sat 10:00-16:00 / Sun 11:00-16:00 Grange Road, Rathfarnham www.dlrcoco.ie/en/parks-outdoors/markets/marlay-park-market
+ Dun Laoghaire People’s Park Market: Sun 11:00-16:00 People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire www.dlrcoco.ie/en/parks-outdoors/markets/peoples-park-market

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Sunday Events (14 July)

+ Bluebell Brocante & Live Music 10:00-17:00 The Green Door Market, A1 Bluebell Business Centre, Old Naas Rd, Dublin 12 www.facebook.com/events/2316534705074261
+ St. Anne’s City Farm – Family Day 10:00-13:00 All Saints Road, Clontarf, Dublin 5 www.facebook.com/events/799344707114086/ (Booking required!)
+ Flea Market 10:30-16:30 Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium, South Lotts Road, Dublin 4 www.facebook.com/events/2144337212493556
+ Summer Kids’ Drop-by Activities (Age: 4+) 11:00+11:30+15:00+15:30 National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 botanicgardens.ie/event/sunday-summer-kids-drop-by-activities/?instance_id=374
+ Market Park (Farmers market, Vintage clothes, Art & Crafts and Music) 11:00-17:00 Jam Park, South Quarter, Airside Retail Park, Swords, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/events/1081686925375587
+ Drop-in Family Workshop 11:30-13:30 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/drop-family-workshop-10
++ Laya Healthcare City Spectacular 12:00-19:00 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.cityspectacular.com/dublin
+ Organ Recital with Stefan Donner 13:30-14:30 Dublin Unitarian Church, 112 St. Stephen’s Green West, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/448746505970449/
+ National Day of Commemoration Ceremony 10:00-12:00 National Museum, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7 www.facebook.com/events/396786541151694
+ Jazz Brunch with the Like A Version Quartet 14:00-17:00 Cafe en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/364832314177064/
+ Zumba Class 14:00-14:45 Arch Bishop Byrne Hall, Synge Street, Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/events/1155574681316644/
+ Bastille Day Party 16:00-02:00 The Church Café, Bar & Restaurant, Jervis Street, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/2318460718431504
+ Jazz Standards Jam Session 17:30-21:00 The Music Café, 1 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/633143027177951/
+ 36 Chambers Comedy Open Mic 19:30-22:30 36 Chambers, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/320930058788535/
+ The Comedy Crunch 21:00-23:00 Stag’s Head, 1 Dame Court, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/2268702139851632/
in addition there are all the other free events at the National Museum, National Gallery, National Print Museum, Hugh Lane Gallery, Science Gallery, Chester Beatty Library National Botanic Gardens and then there are all the weekly markets.

 

…and a few events for next week

+ The Liberties Festival 17-21 July The Liberties, Dublin 8 www.libertiesfestival2019.com/
+ The Liberties Festival Launch – Wed 17 Jul – 18:30-21:30 Digital Hub, Thomas Street, Dublin 8 www.eventbrite.com/e/64940781626 (Booking required!)
+ Wood Quay Summer Sessions 13:00-14:00 Wood Quay Amphitheatre (behind Christ Church Cathedral), Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/WoodQuaySummerSessions/ (with Garth Knox (viola & viola d’amore solo) & Ultan O’Brien)
+ The Liberties Festival – Outdoor Cinema “Song of the Sea” – Thu 18 Jul – 21:30-23:30 St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin 8 www.eventbrite.com/e/64940937091 (Booking required!)
 

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