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.
Spraoi showcases Irish artists and premieres the work of international artists to Irish audiences. Founded in 1993 planning for Spraoi International Street Arts Festival 2022 has already commenced.
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Spraoi’s policy, over the last number of years, of supporting and developing new Irish work, through the NEST initiative, and emphasising on presenting Irish premieres at Spraoi has helped to assist the burgeoning of the street arts sector in Ireland.
Spraoi has a special focus on street music over the festival, with some amazing street bands in the city throughout the event.More info
Spraoi is the largest arts festival in Ireland and the globally-recognised event celebrates people and culture while showcasing the cultural diversity and vibrant energy of Ireland’s oldest city.
Spraoi still hopes to create a series of street installations in city centre locations that we hope will bring some colour and joy as you shop, dine and enjoy the streets of Ireland’s oldest city.More info
The Spraoi Parade harnesses community creativity, bringing together professional artists and voluntary arts activists to unleash imaginative energy and cultural celebration on the streets of Waterford’s medieval city.More info
We will see you all again riverside in 2022 for a spectacular fireworks finale.