Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular in Dublin & Cork

Festival | Family Fun |

Bringing the best of street performers, food and fun

Once known as the World Street Performance Championship,  the Laya Healthcare City Spectacular is a festival which runs over three days in Dublin and two days in Cork. It showcases the best in international street performance, interactive family activities, delicious artisan producers, street food from around the world, plus a pet wellness area with DSPCA. Entry is 100% FREE!

At Catapult, we have produced the City Spectacular events for the past 11 years. This is a huge outdoor event that brings the best street performers and family fun to Dublin and Cork, with over 200,000 attendees every year. City Spectacular is Ireland’s biggest summer festival with over 300 spectacular shows, workshops, and activities to enjoy for all.

Create // The Biggest Summer Festival

Each year, the team at Laya Healthcare City Spectacular work with our team to bring the event to life. Our goal each year is to think outside the box and find ways to make each festival better than the last!

William Pigeon, our producer for City Spectacular, was responsible for the planning and delivery of the live experience. His role included technical production, logistics, traffic management, Health & Safety management, and full event production over both locations. 

Experience // Music, Food, Festival Fun

This event is built around free events in two city parks – Merrion Square in Dublin and Fitzgerald Park in Cork – during which a host of street performers from around the world display their amazing talent.

Showcasing the best in international street performance, with jugglers, break dancers, mysterious magicians, and many more brings families from all over Ireland in for two weekends of unforgettable delights

Impact // Global Acts In Ireland

More than 16 acts from Australia, USA, Canada, Argentina, Belgium, Sweden, and Ireland will be in attendance at this year’s City Spectacular.

City Spectacular had an estimated economic impact of €62 million.

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Project Credits
  • Event date: 07/07/2017
  • Location: Dublin and Cork
  • Client: Emergent Events
Catapult Team
  • Production Manager : William Pidgeon
  • Production Manager : Fran Hogan
  • Event Control : Dave Greaney
  • Event Control : Des O'Leary
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