Spraoi Festival, Waterford

August 3, 2024
Spraoi Festival, Waterford
Forge Hounds

Spraoi International Street Arts Festival normally runs over three days on the first weekend of August in Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city. The festival presents approximately two hundred free street theatre, dance, spectacle, contemporary circus and music shows. Artists from around the world perform and it is Ireland’s premiere street arts event.


Founded in 1993, The Spraoi Festival showcases the best of national and international street arts the centrepiece of which is The Spraoi Parade. The Parade has become one of the biggest events of its kind in lreland, involving over 250 participants. The festival attracts audiences in excess of 80,000 people to the city for the August Bank Holiday weekend and is now better known locally as “The Spraoi Weekend”

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