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About Fiestaval

Fiestaval Street Arts & Circus Festival is funded by DCC Arts & Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

Fiestaval Street Arts & Circus Festival will transform Alfie Byrne Park in Dublin's Clontarf into a vibrant outdoor, family-friendly, free-to-attend, and most importantly safe and accessible artistic festival experience this September.


Fiestaval will not only present a much-sought after safe festival offering to the people of Dublin and domestic tourists alike; but this September’s free-ticketed festival will showcase world-class performances from the very best of Irish street artists and circus talent. Expect 1 jam-packed day of unrivalled excitement and entertainment from master magicians, spectacular sword-swallowers, amazing acrobats, surprising stilt-walkers and a cracking-up comedian host - for all ages to enjoy. 


Fiestaval Street Arts & Circus Festival is all about creating magic moments - a tonic to the rollercoaster of a year we have all just had. Escape the ordinary with immersive live shows in a vibrant colourful carnival environment celebrating the rich, dynamic and diverse creative culture of circus, street arts, comedy and music performance that thrives across Ireland. Promoting joy, energy, sociality and wonder, the mission of Fiestaval is to bring smiles to faces.


Fiestaval is free-to-attend but pre-registration for tickets is essential due to limited capacity and safety restrictions.

Fiestaval Street Arts & Circus Festival is presented by the accomplished and multi award winning Irish events company Best in Fest, who are also key team members behind Ireland’s largest annual street performance festival by reach and footfall - City Spectacular. First established in 2006 and annually entertaining over 250,000 visitors across our dual city venues of Dublin & Cork, City Spectacular is attended and enjoyed by both domestic and international visitors and is a pinnacle international street performance festival.

About Best In Fest

Best in Fest is a multi award winning festival and events consultancy based in Dublin, Ireland.


With over 35 years combined festival and event experience we excel in the areas of event (large and small) creation  implementation & management, arts and cultural programming, stakeholder engagement and buy in, brand development, PR marketing and content creation strategies all of which have successfully driven consistency of communication and maximum participation in terms of footfall and dwell time at the events of which we have been involved. We are adept at stakeholder management creating webs of inclusion with our project partners.


Shell and Sinead are proud key event organisers (Festival and Programming Director, Sponsorship and Partnership Manager) of Ireland’s largest summer festival - City Spectacular.

Best in Fest are Festival Co-Directors of Ireland's Largest Christmas Festival, Waterford's Winterval which attracts over 550,000 visitors annually. 


Best in Fest also work with peer festival teams, funders and stakeholders to achieve their creative and commercial goals including Forever Young (Music), Bord Bia’s Bloom (Food & Gardening), Playstival (Family) and many more.


Shell and Sinead (co founders and directors of Best in Fest) are award-winning recipients in the area of festival curation, PR, sponsorship & brand activation including four time winners of Best Entertainment Event Sponsorship and Innovation in Sponsorship at the Irish Sponsorship Awards, Business to Arts Awards, PRII Awards and National Enterprise Awards.

Festival Director

Shell Holden

+ 353 86 152 2200

Partnership Director

Sinead McNamara

+ 353 87 77 33 199

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