Waterford Spraoi Festival | 3 – 5 August 2012


Venue: Waterford City

Spraoi is an international street arts festival. It is presented in Waterford, a medieval city located in the South East of Ireland. Spraoi (pronounced spree) is the gaelic word for fun and celebration. The festival has been presented annually since 1993.

The festival programme presents performances by street arts artists from around the world. The streets and squares of Waterford become a series of outdoor stage for three days and most performances are free. The programme includes; spectacle, music, acrobatics, visual-comedy and plenty of surprises. Spraoi caters for all ages.

The Spraoi Parade is a highlight of the festival. The parade is designed and built in Waterford and features hundreds of costumed performers, floats, live music, special effects and is performed on the streets of the city. Each year, the Spraoi Parade attracts over 40,000 spectators from Ireland and abroad.

The festival programme begins each day at approximately 2.00 p.m. There are events throughout the afternoon and evening. Later at night most bars and some hotels have live music, with some musicians from the festival programme playing at these sessions.

The four star self catering accommodation at Seacliff Holiday Homes, Dunmore East is the perfect location for all events within County Waterford.

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