Dublin’s Sparkly String Of Festivals

Carrots on the pavement, leaves of broccoli on the double yellow lines…and a bed bursting with fruit ‘n’ veg in the heart of Dublin’s city centre.

As some of you may know, dear readers, I’ve just arrived in Dublin on the penultimate part of my summer of #mustlovefestivals. But Dublin doesn’t have a single festival, it has a sparkly string of summer festivals, one bundling into the other and into the other and into the next.

Some festivals are home grown, others worldwide. Some last for a day, others just a night. Still others roll on and on, night after night.

This leaves you with one of two approaches: meticulously plot out your plan of attack to make sure you catch the festival you want. Or, rock up at any time and trust that something will be on.

The most versatile option is #CultureNight, an evening when museums and art galleries throw open their doors across Ireland and where performing artists take to the streets.

Then there’s PARKing day, a green treasure hunt that refashions parking spaces into spots for the greater good. Instead of tarmac, witness organic farms, organic art or simply floral park benches that allow you to stop and watch the world go by.

Dublin Tiger Fringe rounds up experimental performances through spoken word, comedy and dance, taking a look (and a pot shot at) contemporary issues such as transgender identity and abortion.)

And if you miss September, try Open House in October – a chance for free tours and admission to some of the most striking public and private buildings in town all in celebration of the art of architecture.

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Parking Day In Dublin” – Inside The Travel Lab