Family-Friendly ‘Summer Sunday’ Fest in the City – August 7th

Dublin City Council is delighted to announce that College Green and Dame Street will host a family friendly Summer Sunday Event from 12 noon to 4pm on Sunday August 7th. On that day the area will be traffic-free, offering a unique opportunity for all ages to enjoy on-street entertainment and free family-fun. The event will have a colourful carnival theme with performers, stilt walkers and jugglers all providing an unmissable afternoon out for a Summer Sunday in the city. There will be lots to see and do like a ride on an antique carousel, circus skills workshops, face painting and lots of outdoor furniture to relax and take in the sights or eat a picnic with sounds and aromas of summer floating through the air.

Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy said: “Summer Sunday will be an unmissable occasion to see and appreciate College Green and Dame Street in a whole new light with no traffic. The carnival theme will be full of joy and colour and is sure to bring lots of family fun and entertainment for everyone to enjoy.”

Travel information

The area from College Green to the junction of South Great Georges Street will only be accessible to pedestrians and cyclists between 7am and 7pm on Sunday August 7th. To minimise disruption the following arrangements will be in place:

Cyclists: Cycle parking will be provided in the event area but cyclists must dismount to enter the event area.

Buses: Buses which normally travel eastwards to Dame Street and College Green will be diverted to Parliament Street. Westward buses will be diverted to the South Quays and then to South Great Georges Street. Information on Bus diversions and stops can be found on Dublin Bus website.

LUAS: LUAS will operate a normal Sunday service.

Cars: Southbound traffic will be diverted to the South Quays, Lower Bridge Street and Upper Dame Street. Northbound traffic will be diverted via Winetavern Street. Access to Grafton area car parks will be from South Great Georges Street and Exchequer Street.

Disabled Parking: Disabled parking will be temporarily relocated from Foster’s Place to D’Olier Street for the duration of the event.