Spraoi International Street Arts Festival 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. With all events free a Spin to Spraoi offers visitors an irresistible summer party invitation.
The festival culminates with The Spraoi Parade, Ireland’s unique summer celebration of art, craic, and community. Waterford people seize their streets in a powerful expression of the city’s contemporary culture. Hundreds of costumed performers radiate energy with an extravagant cocktail of sculpture, spectacle, performance, puppetry, sound, light, magic, and especially music. This year’s 30th Spraoi Parade is titled Discordia. It embraces music in all its forms – Spraoi wants you here to keep the beat!
New Route: Johnstown, Parnell Street, The Mall, Lower Quay, ending at the G.P.O. followed by fireworks launched from the river Suir.
You can view the full Spraoi timetable here