Spraoi International Street Arts Festival
Waterford City, Ireland – July 29, 30, 31 – 2022
Ireland’s Premiere Street Party Returns!
Ireland’s premiere street arts party transforms Waterford into a giant stage on August Bank Holiday Weekend. The 30th Spraoi Festival returns featuring artists from around the world. With all events free a Spin to Spraoi offers visitors an irresistible summer party invitation.
Spraoi is the Irish word for fun and exuberance. Audiences agree, and are expected to pack streets in Ireland’s oldest city and be entertained by international musicians, circus and street arts performers. Around every corner something imaginative awaits audiences of all ages with free entertainment and attractions day and night.
Spraoi reaches its climax on Sunday, July 31st, with the spectacular Spraoi Parade followed by fireworks launched from the River Suir.
International Festival of Street Arts
Spraoi comes from its people and place. It’s a brilliant occasion for visitors to sample the real Waterford; home of hurler John Mullane’s famous phrase: “I loves my county.” It’s easy to understand why on a Spraoi weekend.
While proudly rooted in its community Spraoi looks to the world and this year’s festival presents entertainers from Ireland, UK, Netherlands, France, Spain and Switzerland
Audiences can access performances throughout the city centre each afternoon. The city’s narrow streets and medieval buildings provide a magical environment for sights, sounds and imaginative encounters for families.
At night popular city outdoor food and drinks venues will host pulsing music performances, bringing a sense of European café culture for revelers and party-people.
On Sunday evening the Spraoi Parade featuring hundreds of costumed performers and fabulous floats will weave through the city’s streets and quays. The parade is one of Ireland’s summer highlights and a must-see event on all holiday bucket-lists.
This is the 30th Spraoi Festival and is likely to be the summer’s biggest birthday party. !