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Splatter festival to light up Dublin

Annual event to showcase global food, art, music and dance on Sept. 9

As a way to close out the summer season, the city of Dublin has again partnered with dozens of local organizations to host the Splatter festival -- a celebration of global music, art, food and dance.

With its list of colorful and diverse activities and performances, Splatter will light up the Dublin community from noon to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Emerald Glen Park. The multicultural festival, which will be highlighting societies from around the globe, celebrates diversity and unity while also supporting regional businesses and artists, according to city officials.

"Splatter is a yearly community event known for its fun, family-friendly art activities. (Guests can see) unusual art installations, live multicultural music and dance performances," city spokesperson Shari Jackman said. "We are excited to be hosting this event again this year as residents always enjoy it. There will be something there for everyone."

Splatter will feature many community performances such as Bollywood and traditional Indian dances, Chinese dance, Kung Fu demonstrations and more. Admission to the event is free, but certain activities such as carnival rides will require purchase.

"As for food and drink, there will be plenty of options at the event, including a 'Dine Around the World' area that will feature a vast array of international cuisines," Jackman added.

A tasting pavilion will be set at the tennis courts of the park, with tasting passports available for purchase the day of the event. The Rotary Club of Dublin will also be serving locally made craft beer and wine.

Eagles tribute band The Illegals will open the festival at noon on the main stage. Rhythm and funk band Big Blu Soul Revue will follow up after.

This year's amphitheater stage lineup is set to include the Livermore Drum Circle, WeDance Chinese Ballet, Thunder KungFu Academy and the Camp Parks Army Band.

Roaming entertainers, art demonstrations and interactive art can be found throughout the festival, according to city staff.

For its finale, event organizers have planned a drone light show with over 200 aircrafts.

In addition, guests can take part in an evening dance party concert from the musical acts Saved by the '90's and Pop Rocks.

The world craft bazaar gives guests the opportunity to "shop around the globe" from a variety of vendors and shop owners.

In partnership with the Dublin Arts Collective, the art exhibition "High Life" will be on display at the Splatter festival. The exhibition will be shown inside the Wave at Emerald Glen Park from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 9.

Submissions for the exhibit will be accepted through this Friday (Aug. 25) and more information can be found at

Splatter is brought to local residents through the city of Dublin's Park and Community Services Department. Many local businesses also contribute through sponsorship of the event.

The city has created the Splatter app, which currently is available to download and will provide a festival guide to users. To find out more about the event, visit


About the Author: Nicole Gonzales

Nicole Gonzales is a staff reporter for Embarcadero Media’s East Bay Division, the Pleasanton Weekly. Nicole began writing for the publication in July 2022.
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