It’s a full day of free family fun.
And the crew behind this year’s Joy In The Park is ready to welcome thousands of visitors into Fitzgerald’s Park from 11am to 6pm this Sunday, July 23rd.
This year’s stellar line-up includes The Frank & Walters, John Spillane, Aoife Scott, Karen Underwood, Pontious Pilate & The Naildrivers with loads more music, spoken word, children’s entertainment, circus, storytelling, arts and crafts, food stalls, wellness activities and a mental health support hub.
The City Council has reminded the public that this is an outdoor event so dress appropriately; bring sunscreen and a light raincoat.
Here are some other things to note:
- There is no alcohol being served at this event and no alcohol is permitted in the park. All children under 12 attending the event must be accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian aged over 18.
- The public is welcome to bring picnics to the event. For hydration, there are two water stations at the park and attendees are encouraged to bring refillable water bottles. There will also be food and refreshments for sale in the park.
- Parking on Mardyke Walk will be limited to residents and blue badge holders only on the day. There is very limited parking around Fitzgerald’s Park and the public are encouraged to use public transport or travel by foot, with the park being within walking distance of the city.
- You can download a full programme of the day’s events here.
Fitzgerald’s Park is well served by public transport with the 220, 220x, and 208 having drop-off points along the Western Road adjacent to the park.
Car parks with paid parking are located in the following areas:
- Sacred Heart Catholic Church Carpark (0.75km)
- Q-Park St Finbarr’s (distance 1.1km)
- Q-Park Grand Parade (distance 1.6km)
- Paul Street Car Park (distance 2km)
- Q-Park Carroll’s Quay (distance 2.3km)
- Q-Park City Hall (distance 3.1km)
Remember to check the opening and closing times with your chosen car-park to avoid the risk of your vehicle getting locked in.