Dublin’s Creative Quarter is an area stretching from South William Street to George’s Street, and from Lower Stephen’s Street to Exchequer Street.
The area has a long standing history dating back to the 18th century of specialist design, and hosts exceptional artisan boutiques, studios, cafés and restaurants. The Creative Quarter is a hub of design creativity and innovation, there are plenty of inspiring and exciting places nestled in the area waiting for you to explore. It is home to an eclectic mix of shops, cafés, galleries, restaurants, creative businesses and plenty more.
Creative Quarter Summer Festival 2017
Get Ready to Celebrate Dublin’s Creative Quarter with an end of Summer Festival
In celebration of the Creative Quarter District, DublinTown and local businesses have come together to showcase the great services they provide through a FREE festival.
Running over two days, August 26th (1pm – 8pm) and August 27th (12pm – 6pm), the Creative Quarter Festival has a jam-packed line up of events with on-street cooking demonstrations, fashion shows, comedy, pop up stalls from local businesses and even an out-door movie screening, and all for free!
The event takes place in locations around the Creative Quarter area including Fade Street, South William Street and Drury Street.
Fade Street which will be closed to traffic for the duration of the event, and some parking bays on Drury Street and South William Street will be used, but traffic will flow freely on all streets other than Fade street. Access to and from all car parks in the area will be unrestricted.
Bringing music to this event, First Music Contact, organisers of the Hard Working Class Heroes, have arranged 12 of Ireland’s top emerging Irish talent to perform over the two days.
A number of businesses including Fade Street Social, Saba, Duck, The Market Bar, Wok In and Platform61 to name a few, are participating in this event by offering a special promotions throughout the festival for either €8, €10 or €12. Creative Quarter tokens for these values can be purchased during the event from the DublinTown Information Kiosk on Fade Street.
Fashion Shows featuring looks from the independent boutiques and stores in the area will take centre stage at various times during this event with makeup from Make Up Forever and hair styling from David Marshall.
The famous International Bar plays host to lunchtime comedy with ‘Ireland a Survivors Guide’ on Saturday August 26 from 1pm – 2pm and there will also be pop up performances from comedians on Fade Street.
To finish out Saturday evenings full schedule, sit back and relax with an outdoor movie on Fade Street. The movie will run from 6pm – 8pm on Saturday August 26th. The movie choice of either Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, The Wizard of Oz or Sing Street will be chosen by the public through an online poll on DublinTown social media. The movie element of the festival is free but ticketed and tickets can be reserved through Eventbrite. The link can be found below.
So come celebrate the end of Summer with this Free Festival
For full details including the schedule of events on Fade Street and the special deals on offer CLICK HERE
There will be an outdoor movie on Saturday August 26th from 6pm – 8pm. Click HERE to pre-register! The movie was chosen by the public through an online poll with the winner being Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (the original)
To view the online version of the Creative Quarter brochure click here.