FITZGERALD PARK is sure to be buzzing with activity this weekend as Laya Healthcare’s annual entertainment extravaganza returns.
This summer’s festival is focusing on integrating the old and the new, with festival favourites joined by a new mix of exciting programming to elevate Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular to a whole new level.
There wil be more than 150 street performances from jaw-dropping international talent, feel-good family health and wellness area with Laya Healthcare and a live music stage with bands on standby to entertain the Corkonian masses.
As well as this, there will be an even bigger Just Eat Street food market with delicious global cuisines from barbecue to bratwurst to burritos, an imaginative play universe for kids and hands-on lego model building, children’s storytelling and creative writing, vintage funfair rides and a plethora of free spectacular programming for all ages.
This weekend, some of the world’s best talent will be in Cork. Acts include world-famous sideshow celebrity and 55-time Guinness World Record holder The Space Cowboy, the all-female aerial acrobatic show The Silver Starlets and world champion living statue Portugal’s Cartoonette.
As well as this, NYC breakdance troupe B-Xtreme, Rubik’s cube solving knife-master Pete Anderson’s Unstable Acts and magician Magic Brian will be in the park showing off their talents.
Join Irish funnymen Damo Clarke and Kevin O’Sullivan for some surprise giggles as they host and MC the street performance stages across the festival weekend in Cork.
Not only are there entertainers, there are also plenty of activities to take part in including, Zumba, African drumming, retro workshops and 80s dance classes.
City Spectacular would not be complete without the Pet-acular festival area. Mutt and man will enjoy doggy delights such as the DSPCA Scruffs dog show and lovers of our four-legged furry friends will have the op-paw-tunity to meet dogs who are looking for forever homes in the DSPCA Doggy Adoption Parade. The DSPCA will be joined by Cork animal welfare charity CSPCA.
Entry is free to the festival and no tickets are required.