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Festivals

  • Christmas Winterval

    Following the huge success of The Winterval Festival, the city will again be celebrating Winterval for 2016. So what better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to visit Waterford city and soak up the magical atmosphere.

    There is so much to see and do for families and shoppers alike.
    All through the month of December, there are numerous events planned in and around the streets of Waterford. From music and dance to food and frolics, there’s something for everyone this holiday season.

    Dates: 25th November - 23rd December 2016

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  • 1848 Tricolour Celebration

    The 1848 Tricolour Celebration marks the conception and unveling of the Irish flag by Irish and American Patriot, Thomas Francis Meagher on the 7th of March 1848 at 33 The Mall, Waterford City. The 1848 Tricolour Celebration is a commemoration of this most significant event in Irish history. 

    The 1848 Tricolour Celebration is an annual event that takes place in Waterford at the site where Thomas Francis Meagher raised the first Irish Tricolour. 

    Dates: Annuallly in March

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  • Tramore Races 2017

    Tramore is not just known for it's wonderful beaches but also for Tramore Racecourse which has been a favourite for many for over 100 years. An exciting schedule of dates have been released for 2017 including the following dates:

    January 1st

    April 9th

    June 2nd and 3rd

    August 17th-20th

    October 5th

    December 14th

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  • Waterford Writers Weekend

    Waterford Writers Weekend celebrates the art and the craft of writing annually in Ireland's oldest city.

    Waterford Writers Weekend is organised and run by the Waterford City & County Council Library Services and Arts Offices and supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.

    Running over a weekend in May every year, the lively and engaging Waterford Writers' Weekend is filled with workshops, readings and reader-centred events designed to engage and delight audiences.  Storytelling, panel discussions, readings, performances and art exhibitions feature and the Sean Dunne Young Poet's Awards and lots of youth events around Waterford City.

    Dates: TBC May 2017

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  • Waterford DayTripper 2017

    DayTripper is a three day music festival that takes place in Waterford every July. As it's name suggests, it attract visiors from across the South-East and further! Win a mixture of internationally recognised groups and performers to local bands, DayTripper is a must see during your stay in Waterford. Previous acts to take to the stage at DayTripper are Paloma Faith, Madness and David Gray.

     

    Dates; TBC July 2017

  • Waterford Spraoi Festival 2017

    Spraoi is Waterford world famous annual street arts festival, with a variety of international acts descending on Waterford each year for this festival, it is clear to see why this weekend is one the most popular weekends in Waterford! During this weekend, visitors to Waterford can expect to see acrobats, singers, dancers and a variety of other performers throughout the city! Spraoi then culminates in the popular Spraoi Parade which draws crowds from around the world!

    Date; August Bank Holiday Weekend 2017

  • Waterford Harvest Food Festival 2017

    This is a festival for everyone who enjoys good Irish food - growing it, making it, eating it and talking about it!
    We’re passionate, fun, committed, irreverent, inspired and inspiring.
    Make a plan to be in Waterford for the Harvest Festival – the heart and soul of great Irish food.


    Dates: TBC September 2017

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  • Imagine Arts Festival 2017

    Imagine is a unique celebration of the arts in Waterford city, providing an opportunity for everyone to experience and participate in a broad range of creative arts.

    Now in it's 7th year Imagine features live performances and special workshops for people of all ages and interests. A platform for local talent and a showcase for international artists, striving to commission new work that pushes boundaries and challenges audiences.

    Dates: 20th to 30th October 2016

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  • Nire Valley Drop

    A cross country mountain biking sportive over a tough course in and around the lower slopes of the Comeragh Mountains in the Nire Valley that challenges both rider and machine.

    Date: TBC October 2017

  • Waterford In Your Pocket

    Keep an eye on Waterford In Your Pocket website for constant updates and tips about what's on in Waterford City and County

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