Spraoi International Street Arts Festival 2019 – August 2nd, 3rd and 4th
The Spraoi 2019 festival is taking place this year from the 2nd to the 4th of August. An array of international street artists, performers and musicians will be performing all over Waterford City’s narrow medieval streets, squares, quays and Waterford’s historic buildings and surroundings will provide an atmospheric backdrop to all the amazing acts for the 3 days……street entertainment for all the family at its very best and it’s FREE!!!!!
The Festival, devoted to Street Art has become a firm favourite among locals and tourists alike and attracts an over 100,000 people to Waterford City over its three days. So much so, that there is no longer an August Bank Holiday Weekend in Waterford, it’s now better known locally as “The Spraoi Weekend”!!
Acts from Ireland and around the world are lined up to bring the very best of international street theatre to Waterford. Check out this years Street Theatre & Music line-up HERE.
The Hop House Rhythm Route is back this year featuring bands from Ireland, Europe and Africa and Waterford Academy of Music and Arts host the Resonate Stage. Bands will perform free shows at outdoor venues by day and in City Centre venues by night. Check out Spraoi Music HERE.
The Spraoi Parade is now a landmark cultural event, one of the largest outdoor arts events in Ireland and Europe. It’s mesmerising, astonishing, exciting, a combination of giant creations, props and over 300 costumed performers. It’s a feast for all the senses. Come to Waterford City Sunday evening August 4th for the world class Spraoi Parade, which begins at 9.30pm, for a truly amazing and unforgettable experience!!
More than two thirds of the surface of the earth is covered by ocean, but only a tiny fraction of it has been explored. This deep and mysterious realm is teeming with life and wonders that we can only dream of. That is, until now!
A group of intrepid explorers have searched the depths and discovered astonishing things! They have curated a selection of the creatures and phenomena they found, and this is your chance to wonder at the mysteries and marvels they uncovered. A psychedelic creation, unleashed onto the streets and quays of Waterford City.
Beginning at Johnstown, the parade will progress via John’s St., Michael St., Broad St., JR Square and Barronstrand St., and finish on the Quay. Traffic diversions and restrictions will occur as the parade moves along the route, and there will be absolutely no parking on the route.
A special viewing area for those with special needs will be on the roundabout beside the G.P.O. on the Quay.
There are fixed ambulance points along the route, which our stewards will guide you towards, if required.
The Spraoi Parade is followed by Pyrofantasia’s firework display from the River Suir.
Pyrofantasia will be an awesome conclusion to this years Spraoi International Street Arts Festival 2019!!
Garter Lane Arts Centre presents SprÓg Childrens Festival.
Now in its 20th year SprÓg continues to be the best fun in Waterford for children and their families in the week before Waterford Spraoi, and on Spraoi weekend.
There are workshops all week and over Spraoi festival weekend too. All events are free, so pre-booking is essential to avoid any disappointment or tears!
For all event booking and information visit www.garterlane.ie or call 051 855 038.
Check out Spraoi’s fabulous and informative website for the full programme of events, times, locations, directions and all other details you’ll need to know about the Spraoi 2019 HERE and check out Spraoi Waterford’s Facebook page for all the latest new and updates HERE.
Click HERE to view this year’s full SPRAOI Programme.
Here’s a quick look back at Spraoi 2018:
See you all in Waterford this August Bank Holiday Weekend for a spectacular weekend!!!