Dundee Summer Streets Festival
21-22 July 2018
Dundee City Centre
Join us in a riot of fun in the streets of Dundee with free aerial performance shows, workshops, street entertainment, music, crazy golf and more.
Our jam packed programme includes:
- Spectacular show in City Square, from All or Nothing aerial dance company
- Free come and try hanging on a silk, aerial workshops
- Mini golf from Drumoig Golf Centre along Reform Street
- Children's Play Bunker under the watchful eye of Robert Burns in Albert Square
- Wandering street performers, programmed by Surge
- Music playing on the street with The Sound of Dundee
- Music programme in the evenings
- Food and drink - Farmer's Market on Saturday and local street food traders on Saturday evening and Sunday
- Creative market in City Square Saturday
All events are free and suitable for all!
All or Nothing Aerial Dance Company
Sat 1.30pm - 4pm / Sun 12.30pm - 3pm: Aerial performances and drop in public workshops.
Sat 8pm / Sun 4:30pm: All or Nothing present Swing is in the Air
All or Nothing are Scotland's leading aerial dance company creating, performing, teaching and pioneering aerial arts in Scotland since 2006. Based in Edinburgh, they blend breath-taking aerial acrobatics with dance, theatre and contemporary circus.
They will play in City Square with short mini-performances and demonstrations followed by open public workshops during the afternoon, then perform their show- 8pm Saturday and 4.30pm Sunday.
In the afternoon be inspired with an aerial performance then have the chance to try it too with drop in sessions for everyone. In the evening, the cafes and bars will be open around City Square so sit back, relax and enjoy the show!
All or Nothing present Swing is in the Air
Roll up, roll up for the thrills and spills of Swing is in the Air, led by All or Nothing's Watch Fly Come &Try Team.
Aerialists will amaze and dazzle as they spin and whirl the weekend away with their fantastic airborne aerial antics in this celebration of summer.
Suitable for all the family.
Sat & Sun 12 - 5pm each day
Try your hand at the Dundee Institute of Architect's Mini Golf course, kindly lent to us by Drumiog Golf Centre. Each hole is beautifully designed, many featuring local landmarks. Aim through the Royal Arch, chip around the V&A and sink a putt past Malmaison.
In association with Drumoig Golf Centre and sponsored by PureGym
Sat 12 - 6pm
Sun 12 - 5pm
Come and play in the bunker! With gently sloping sides to climb over and into the sand pit with buckets, rakes and fun! We'll have Aloha ice shave bar on hand to cool everyone down, storytelling and music to offer a rest and relaxation as the children play.
Supported and built by the design team at Dundee Rep with sand supplied by Rembrand building supplies.
Throughout the streets
Sat & Sun afternoons
Scotland's leading developer of street art, Surge, presents a line up of extraordinary and memorable street theatre acts, let loose on the festival.
Born - A journey into the mystical heart of Mayan culture; in Albert Square
Mother's Ruin - Say hello to Baby, if you dare. Mother won't mind
Definitely, maybe not Oasis- A madferrit nostalgia sodden gig of a lifetime...
Hand//Shake - dance in City Square
Waggle Dance - Follow this swarm of super friendly bees as they search for a new home
Egg People, Waggle Dance
Various sites across the city centre
We are working with Sound of Dundee to offer opportunities for local existing and emerging musicians to showcase their talents and get gigs in the city. During both days, there will be mini busking sites in Albert Square and City Square and a programme of gigs in venues including cafes.
Be Charlotte, photo: Alan Richardson
Supported by DoubleTree by Hilton Dundee
Farmers' Market and food and drink
Across the weekend we will be showcasing local produce and culinary delights! On Saturday morning City Square will host the Farmers' Market. Following that, on Saturday evening and over Sunday, we will curate a range of local food and drink stalls for you to enjoy!
Young people's Creative Market
Sun 12 - 5pm
Sunday sees City Square taken over by young crafters and makers - under 26 years olds have been invited to take a stall and sell their work
Sat & Sun
Young people will take over a section of Reform Street and transform it with colour and paint!
San & Sun
Sit and relax and enjoy a bit of extra space in the city at the top of Reform Street where the parking bays have been temporarily turned into parks and seating areas. A great place to enjoy an ice-cream and watch the street performances going on!
We are thankful to all of our sponsors