BlueFire Street Fest is a free open-air intercultural arts festival that takes place in Dublin's historic Smithfield Square, Ireland.
The festival is a non-profit social enterprise with a mission to promote social integration and cohesion amongst Dubliners across all cultural backgrounds.
Now in its 6th year and with the support of its funders the Arts Council and Dublin City Council, BlueFire Street Fest has refocused its artistic vision, expanded its team and taken a bold step in the direction towards becoming a more socially responsible and 'conscious festival'.
2019 saw the festival and its community of young change-makers embrace a wider public discourse, exploring the impacts we have upon each other and on our planet.
The programme featured the 'Global Village' food and crafts market and 'Health and Harmony' global therapies fair, as well as a music and performing arts tent, street art murals, a speakers corner and engaging talks programme, workshops, open dance classes, community group performances and a night time projection event; all free to the public.
International Day of Peace 2019
In 2019 the festival coincided with International Day of Peace; whose 2019 focus was Climate Action, and also with the 150th Anniversary of the birth of one of the world's greatest peace-makers Mahatma Gandhi. It was in honour of these significant events that the 2019 festival embraced the theme of Peace | People + Planet throughout its programme, opening with a Peace Ceremony and 'Global Minute of Silence' held by the Lord Mayor of Dublin and members of the Tibetan Buddhist Centre.