On Saturday July 1 and Sunday July 2 – from 1pm to 5pm – look to the skies for Atmosphere, a seaside special event for Coastival (which, in its entirety runs from July 1-9) themed around Balloons, Kites and Flight on Newtownsmith, Dún Laoghaire.
The Kite Zone will feature stunt kites, large static kites and tournaments hosted by Francois and the Pure Magic team. There will be kite flying competitions and a chance to make your own kite in the “make and do” area.
The ‘Anyone 4 Science’ flight team will also be on hand making mini rockets and the Balloon Zone will feature all shapes and sizes made by top balloon modellers.
Relax in the Chill Zone featuring Volleyball skills, beach games, strolling characters and beach loungers. Entry to Atmosphere is free of charge with no booking or ticket required.
The Nautical Star Compass will be on the East Pier, Dún Laoghaire from July 1st to 9th. This specially commissioned piece of 3D Street Art for Coastival designed by 3D Street Art Ireland creates an optical illusion which tricks the mind into believing that 2D artwork is actually three dimensional. Visitors can interact with the piece by taking pictures at a set viewing point which will see them become part of the 3D illusion. A perfect ‘instamoment’!
Outdoor Movies on the Green beside the Commissioners of Irish Lights Headquarters in Dún Laoghaire Harbour on the first weekend of Coastival will show an eclectic mix of all-time favourites. On Saturday July 1, movie goers can enjoy Finding Nemo at 2pm, The Muppet Movie at 4:15pm and Grease at 7pm. On Sunday July 2, The Lion King will be screened at 2pm, Monsters University at 4:15pm and Mamma Mia at 7pm.
Entry to Outdoor Movies on the Green is free of charge but capacity is limited so please arrive at least 30 minutes in advance of the start of the movie you want to see.
“A visit to Dún Laoghaire for Coastival is unmissable from July 1st to 9th to celebrate the lazy hazy days of summer by the sea with over 120 fantastic events on land and water – including Atmosphere, Outdoor Movies, Coastival nights live music & comedy, family fun day at the LexIcon, free sailing, kayaking, cruises and much more,” said An Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Denis O’Callaghan, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.