Creative Quarter Summer Festival
In celebration of the Creative Quarter District, DublinTown and local businesses have come together to showcase the great services provided by the businesses through a FREE festival.
What better way to show off the Creative District by showing off it's very creative people! Running over two days, August 26th (1pm - 8pm) and August 27th (12pm - 5pm), the Creative Quarter festival has a jam packed line up of events with on-street cooking demonstrations, fashion shows, comedy, an outdoor movie and exhibition stands from local businesses. FOR FULL SCHEDULE SCROLL DOWN
The event will take place over locations around the Creative Quarter area including Fade Street and parking bays on Drury Street and South William St.
Laugh in the Creative Quarter with a special lunchtime comedy show at the International Bar - Ireland a Survivors Guide. Details can be found HERE
Bring the kids over to Fade Street for some fun with giant chess and giant connect four games, balloons and a kids tent hosted by Tales for Tadpoles where there will be colouring and lots more fun!
Deals during the festival:
Meanwhile, a number of businesses are celebrating the festival by offering a special deal for either €8, €10 or €12 which can be purchased during the festival at our DublinTown Kiosk located on Fade Street for the event.
- Pumpkin Flatbread with skinny fries and cheese = €8.00
- Popcorn Chicken with skinny fries and cheese = €8.00
- Bacon & Cabbage Burger with skinny fries and cheese = €10.00
- Crab HotDog with skinny fries and cheese = €10.00
- Beef Flatbread with skinny fries and cheese = €12.00
Additionally, in the Winter Garden, they will be doing an Altech Beers tasting (Foxes Rock and Kentucly range) from 14:00 – 15:30 on the Sunday!
Wok In Noodles, Stephens St Lower - A main, side order and drink = €8.00
Accents Coffee House – coffee with a scone/desert = €8.00
Platform 61 - €8 - two glasses wine or one cocktail. €12 - breads & dips & house white
Duck - Duck Meal deal = €10.00
Saba - Maya Bay Cocktail €10.00 (and 10% off food bill from 12pm-5pm for anyone who mentions Creative Quarter Festival)
Market Bar - Any small dish and a glass of house wine for €10.00
Acapulco - Any lunch burrito, chimichanga, enchiladas or flauta from 12 to 4 pm = €10.00
The International Bar - Famous stew and a pint = €12.00
Fallon & Byrne - Crostini & Dips & a glass of House Wine in the Fallon & Byrne Wine Cellar for €12 ( *offer applies in the Fallon & Byrne wine cellar for the weekend of the Creative Quarter Festival only*)
More deals to be announced!
Meanwhile, Zaragoza is offering a special offer during the festival - Zaragoza's Sharing Experience - Choose from a dish from the land, a dish from the sea, a dish from the soil, two sides and two glasses of Cava or Beer for €60 for two (30pp)
Brasserie Sixty6 is offering a complimentary mimosa to anyone who is dining with them and mentions the Creative Quarter festival offer.
Sit back and relax with an outdoor movie on Fade Street. If you are one of the lucky few to bag a FREE ticket, you'll be happy to know that after an online poll the public have decided the movie is WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (the original!). Be quick as tickets are selling fast! Click HERE to pre-register.
Showcasing their business by taking over a loading bay on Saturday & Sunday include:
Blazing Salads – On street Living Room with food sampling, Drury Street (outside their shop)
Platform 61 – South William Street (outside their restaurant)
Nourish – Market Stall with product sampling/tastings, South William Street (outside Woxx Barbers) (Saturday Only)
Nettl - Display, South William Street (outside Woxx Barbers)
Throughout the weekend there will also be in-store promotions:
Get your stones checked and get your jewellery sparkled at RARE on Castle Market; A dancing New Year Chinese rooster will be giving out free gifts like fortune cookies to the public, while there is also in-house sampling of dumplings and foodstuffs - Bubble Tea offer in Asia Market on Drury St; Duck on Fade St will have in store food tastings; Sitstill will be handing out ice pops and vouchers; Market Bar will have a games area for the family; Like The Collective's Facebook page, pop into their store on Drury St with your phone and get a gift of an amazing pair of Freshwater Pearl Earrings! Also, New Romantic Jewellery on Drury St is celebrating the festival with 15% off Saturday and Sunday.
Fashion Shows will also take place at different times during the event on Fade Street. Looks are being provided by independent boutiques in the area including Harlequin, Om Diva, Helen McAlinden, Design Centre, Jennifer Rothwell, Retro (Georges Street Arcade), The Turret, Siopaella and Louis Copeland. All looks will be styled by fashion stylist Judy Gilroy with make up provided by Make Up Forever and Hair styled by David Marshall. FOR FULL SCHEDULE SCROLL DOWN
Meanwhile, Skinfull Affairs is offering a special offer during the festival - a complimentary glass of mimosa with any vegan nail treatment from €15!
Creative Quarter Festival Schedule:
*Time slots are subject to change*
Saturday August 26th
|Time||Event Details||Hosted By||Location|
|1pm-1.30pm||Live Music||First Music Contact||Fade Street|
|1.30pm - 1.45pm||Fashion Show||Local businesses||Fade Street|
|1.45pm - 2pm||Hair Demo||SitStill||Fade Street|
|1.45pm - 2.15pm||Live Music by Wastefellow||First Music Contact||Drury Street|
|2pm -2.15pm||Cooking Demonstration||Blazing Salads||Fade Street|
|2.15pm - 2.30pm||Cooking Demonstration||Platform 61||Fade Street|
|2.30pm - 2.45pm||Cooking Demonstration||Duck||Fade Street|
|2.45pm - 3pm||Live Music by Finn Divilly||International Bar||Fade Street|
|2.45pm - 3.15pm||Live Music by Wolff||First Music Contact||South William St|
|3pm - 4pm||Cooking Competition||Dylan McGrath||Fade Street|
|3.45pm - 4.15pm||Live Music by New Pope||First Music Contact||South William St|
|4pm - 4.15pm||Cooking Demonstration||Asia Market||Fade Street|
|4.15pm - 4.30pm||Cocktail Demonstration||L'Gueleton||Fade Street|
|4.30pm - 4.45pm||Fashion Show||Local businesses||Fade Street|
|4.30pm - 5pm||Live Music by Cult Called Man||First Music Contact||Drury Street|
|4.45pm - 5.15pm||Live Music by Orchid Collective||First Music Contact||Fade Street|
|6pm - 8pm||Outdoor Movie||DublinTown||Fade Street|
Sunday August 27th
|Time||Event Details||Hosted By||Location|
|12.30pm - 1pm||Live Music by Participant||First Music Contact||Fade Street|
|1pm - 1.15pm||L'Gueleton||Cooking Demo||Fade Street|
|1.15pm - 1.30pm||Fashion Show Styled by Judy Gilroy||Local Businesses||Fade Street|
|1.30pm -1.45pm||Cooking Demonstration||Duck||Fade Street|
|1.45pm - 2.15pm||Live Music by Moossmann||First Music Contact||Drury Street|
|2pm - 2.15pm||Cooking Demonstration||Platform 61||Fade Street|
|2.30pm - 2.45pm||Cooking Demonstration||Asia Market||Fade Street|
|2.45pm - 3pm||Cooking Demonstration||Blazing Salads||Fade Street|
|2.45pm - 3.15pm||Live Music by Davina & The Messengers||First Music Contact||South William Street|
|3pm - 3.15pm||Fashion Show Styled by Judy Gilroy||Local Businesses||Fade Street|
|3.45pm - 4pm||Fashion Show||Local Businesses||Fade Street|
|4pm - 4.15pm||Cooking Demonstration||Urban Picnic||Fade Street|
|4.15pm - 4.45pm||Live Music by Patrick Freeman||First Music Contact||Fade Street|
|4.45pm -5.15pm||Live Muisc by Dammy Ari||First Music Contact||Fade Street|