Waterford City & County Council's Arts resource site
Waterford City, Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th August
The Spraoi 2019 festival is taking place this year from the 2nd to the 4th of August. An array of international street artists, performers and musicians will be performing all over Waterford City’s narrow medieval streets, squares, quays and Waterford’s historic buildings and surroundings will provide an atmospheric backdrop to all the amazing acts for the 3 days……street entertainment for all the family at its very best and it’s FREE!!!!!
The Festival, devoted to Street Art has become a firm favourite among locals and tourists alike and attracts an over 100,000 people to Waterford City over its three days. So much so, that there is no longer an August Bank Holiday Weekend in Waterford, it’s now better known locally as “The Spraoi Weekend”!!
Acts from Ireland and around the world are lined up to bring the very best of international street theatre to Waterford. Check out this years Street Theatre & Music line-up HERE.
The Hop House Rhythm Route is back this year featuring bands from Ireland, Europe and Africa and Waterford Academy of Music and Arts host the Resonate Stage. Bands will perform free shows at outdoor venues by day and in City Centre venues by night. Check out Spraoi Music HERE.
The Spraoi Parade is now a landmark cultural event, one of the largest outdoor arts events in Ireland and Europe. It’s mesmerising, astonishing, exciting, a combination of giant creations, props and over 300 costumed performers. It’s a feast for all the senses. Come to Waterford City Sunday evening August 4th for the world class Spraoi Parade, which begins at 9.30pm, for a truly amazing and unforgettable experience!!