Fiesta Time as Latin American Magic comes to Dublin

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This weekend will see Dublin’s 2nd Latin American Festival hit the capital, bringing  a slice of colourful Latin American culture, music, food, crafts and entertainment to Dublin from 11th –  21st of August.

“The Dublin Latin American Festival is a wonderful opportunity for anyone living or visiting the capital to experience the exciting cultures of Latin America. It also allows the Latin American residents in Dublin to come together and celebrate their identity while sharing it with the wider community. I would like to congratulate the Latin American community in Dublin and Dublin City Council’s Office for Integration for their efforts in presenting a vibrant programme which has many free events for all the family. Bienvenido a la fiesta !” said the Lord Mayor, Andrew Montague.

The festival will bring the colours, smells, sights and sounds of Latin America’s eclectic cultures to many venues around the city. Highlights will include salsa, tango and flamenco performances and workshops, with a Latin American Market and Craft Fair at the Wood Quay Amphitheatre on Sunday 14th August.

The Dublin Latin American Festival will conclude with the 9th Dublin International Tango Festival which will take place from 18th – 21st August. Full programme available at


Notes to the Editor

The Latin American Native Community in Ireland (Lanci), and Compadrito Tango organised this festival with the support of Dublin City Council’s Office of Integration. Some highlights of the festival to include:

Thursday 11th August

Dublin’s Latino “ Forró Night and Outdoor Fiesta Latina”, The POD, Harcourt Street. Featuring Live Forró Band, DJ, Latin Art Craft and Food Fair. From 9pm. info:

Friday 12th  August

Dublin Latin Film Festival, Projects Arts Centre, Temple Bar, “The Cube” presents Mexican production “ Como Agua Para Chocolate”  5pm – 7.30pm

Ecuadorian production “Mientras Llega El Dia”  7.45pm – 9.30pm

Photo and Art Exhibition, Exchange Dublin, Gallery Room, Exchange St., Temple Bar. Vintage photographs from 1940’s to 1970’s. 12noon – 5pm

Workshop“Art of the Mate Tea” from Uruguay. Exchange Dublin, Main Hall. 3.15pm.

Saturday, 13th August

Tourism Exhibition, Temple Bar Hotel, 12 noon – 3pm

Dublin Latin Folk Festival, Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar, Carnival del pueblo London show, “Raices de Tungurahua” folk group merging of European and Ecudorian Cultures through dance and music. Shows 4pm and 8pm. 

Sunday, 14th August

Latin Market and Craft Fair, Wood Quay Amphitheatre, Dublin 8, opens 12 noon – 6pm.

Piňata Playpen Workshops, Exchange Dublin , Gallery Room, Storytelling, music , dance, games etc. ( Children 3 to 7 years)  1pm – 2pm and 4pm - 5pm.

Friday 19th of August

Classico Latino, Gala Recital -  National Concert Hall,Dublin 2 at 1:05pm.

Argentine Cultural evening - The Globe Pub, South Great George Street, Dublin 2, 8.30pm. Info:

Spanish music and food tasting – Turks Head, 2pm onwards.

Sunday, 21st of August

Tango Extremo meets Piazzolla- National Concert Hall, Dublin 2, 8.30pm. Info:

Latin American Nights Out: see website for details

  • Brazilian Night, food and music
  • Labana Latin Hip Rock Festival
  • Flamenco Flamekillers
  • Latin Club Salsa
  • Brazilian Carnival