Olympic Fun Fest – Bringing Rio to Smithfield Square, Dublin

Olympic Fun Fest takes place in Smithfield Square this Sunday

The party atmosphere of Rio is coming to Smithfield Square with Olympic Fun Fest, a family friendly celebration of the Olympic Games, on Sunday 21st August 2016. Brought to you by Dublin City Council, this event offers free entertainment all day long and is the perfect way to spend a summer Sunday with family and friends. 


Olympic Fun Fest will attract visitors from across Ireland and is sure to be an invigorating event from start to finish. Spectators will be invited to celebrate the host nation with dance classes from MaSamba Samba School, a Brazilian BBQ and a spectacular carnival atmosphere. Masamba’s Brazilian dancers and a troupe of Russian gymnasts will also provide live entertainment on the stage, sponsored by Fresh Food Market.


The festival will invite young sports enthusiasts to test their skills in the kiddies’ decathlon, in the Square’s green area, or challenge their friends and family on the balance buddy, bean bag toss, fast feet ladder, tumble mat and long jump. There will also be a variety of inflatable games to play with including basketball shoot out, sumo wrestling inflatable ring, bouncy boxing ring, soccer penalty shoot out and giant jenga.


Speaking about Olympic Fun Fest, Lord Mayor of Dublin Brendan Carr said “We are thrilled this wonderful event is taking place in Dublin this year; this is exactly the type of event we need to encourage everyone to get outside, get active and celebrate our stunning city. Olympic Fun Fest is a great way to celebrate the Olympic Games and Team Ireland with the whole family. With free entertainment all day, it’s a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon in our Capital!”


Generator Dublin will also be hosting the Smithfield Market Fair on the day. This monthly pop up vintage and craft market features vintage clothing, jewellery and art & crafts stalls.


Come and cheer on the boys and girls in green, take part in the street games or celebrate all things Brazilian on the cobblestones of Dublin – Olympic Fun Fest promises to be a an unforgettable day out for the whole family!


Olympic Fun Fest is brought to you by Dublin City Council and is supported by Fresh Food Market, Flyefit and Dublin’s Q102.


For more information visit www.olympicfunfest.ie , like our Facebook page www.facebook.com/DublinOlympicFunFest or follow us on Twitter @OlympicFunFest