Summer in Dublin

Dublin has a lot to offer throughout the year, and summer probably has more than its fair share of events to entertain visitors and locals.

There is fun for all the family at the various Activity Days. Throughout July, venues around Dublin will be hosting a selection of live music, circus workshops, puppet and magic shows, face painters and bouncy castles.

Each activity day starts at 3 pm and they will be on at:

1st of July at Bunting Road
8th of July at Fairview Park
22nd of July John Paul Park
29th of July Johnstown Park

And thatís not all. There is a great range of concerts throughout the summer. The Lunchtime Concerts series is on at 1 pm Ė 2 pm and features:

The Army Band – 4th July – Merrion Square
The Garda Band – 10th July – Herbert Park
Mary McEvoy & Friends – 11th July – Civic Offices
Avondale – 18th July – Wolfe Tone Park
The Niall Toner Band – 25th July – Civic Offices
Crofton Folk Band – 1st August – Herbert Park

If you have the energy for shopping after all that, you should see the Smithfield Summer Market. Opening in August 3rd, this is the biggest open air market Dublin has ever seen.

As well as stalls selling something for everyone, the Smithfield Market hosts street entertainment and kidsí activities. There is also a picnic area so you can relax.

The Smithfield Summer Market is open every Friday and Saturday until September 1st.

If you want a taste of the exotic, the Eurocultured Festival is sure to satisfy you.

This free festival features the best in European art, dance, music, performance and cuisine at Smithfield Plaza on Saturday August 18th.

Over 150 top performers from across Europe will be coming to Ireland for the Eurocultured Festival. Expect to see street art, flamenco dancing, DJs, live music, workshops and much more.

The summer in Dublin is always filled with activities, and there is a lot more to do in 2007 as well as the options here.

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