Ethan Carroll (7) jumps in excitement with his super pals after hearing about the free family fun coming to the city centre very soon. Photograph: Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland

DublinTown have launched a Summer in Dublin campaign, which will see Henry Street and Suffolk Street animated with a range of free, family entertainment.

Taking place between 1pm and 5pm every Saturday, over eight weeks, families can enjoy activities like face painting, music, superhero characters, giant games and more for free. 

There will also be a one-off outdoor cinema screening on August 10 on Wolfe Tone Square, screening some much-loved family films that will be chosen by the public.

The Summer in Dublin events take place on Henry Street on July 13 and 17, and August 10 and 24. Suffolk Street events will take place on July 20 and August 3, 17 and 31.

Clyde Carroll, DublinTown’s Director of Marketing & Communications said: “Dublin City centre is always a hive of activity during the summer. Our goal with Summer in DublinTown is to bring good old-fashioned fun to the streets.

“It’s always great to see the streets of Dublin come alive with entertainment and Summer in DublinTown encourages a great sense of community amongst the local businesses and creates a welcoming environment for city centre visitors. I am especially looking forward to the free outdoor movie screening on Wolfe Tone Square on August 10.”

For more information, visit DublinTown.ie.