250,000 are expected at 'Spectacular'
Face painters, sword swallowers and Dustin the Turkey will all attend the Laya Healthcare City Spectacular in Merrion Square, Dublin this weekend.
Twin sisters Mia and Isabelle Kenny (3) were some of the first festival goers to attend the colourful event.
Cork's comedy acrobatic duo Lords of Strut, who appeared on ITV's 'Britain's Got Talent', will perform their 1980s inspired dance routines today and tomorrow.
Dustin the Turkey will take part in a Birdbrain Quiz while the Happy Pear twins will chat about healthy food and showcase their handstand skills.
Over 250,000 people are expected to attend the festival which runs until Sunday.
The free festival then runs next weekend in Cork's Fitzgerald Park on July 15 and 16 and is expected to draw large crowds.