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The Spraoi Festival

- Posted on: 20/07/2017 -

In 1993, there became a witty idea to create some fun on a summer Sunday afternoon. This idea was introduced to provide something fun for people of all ages to enjoy on the historic streets of Waterford City.

This one-day event became so popular, they suggested that it become an annual event in Waterford city. And so the creation of Spraoi Summer Festival began!

Spraoi festival is now a very prominent street arts theatre company, best known for its annual Spraoi parade and festival which is held annually every August bank holiday weekend.

The Spraoi festival promotes the wonderful skills and talent of street arts performers, and attracts over 100,000 locals and tourists from around the world each year. With so much to see and do over the three-day event, it comes as no surprise that it has become internationally recognised. In Waterford City especially, the August bank holiday weekend is now better known as the ‘Spraoi Weekend’.

This year, the fantastic event will take place from August 4th to August 6th 2017. Waterford City’s medieval winding streets will come to life as the historic backdrop to some very talented performers from all walks of life. There will be an array of artists, performers, musicians, dancers and much more over the course of the three-day event. Some of these wonderful performers have proved, from the reactions of the audiences, to be the most popular, and sought after performances in Waterford in the last 25 years!

Sound interesting? Well I have some good news, if you Book Direct for two or more nights in Treacys Hotel, you will receive a voucher with free entry to 2 local attractions. You can explore our dramatic history with complimentary entry to Waterford Medieval Museum and Bishop’s Palace, before returning to Treacys for a relaxing evening after all the sightseeing is complete.

Make it an adventure packed weekend by availing of wonderful sightseeing, and immerse yourself in the culture of the annual Spraoi Festival.

 

So, thinking of heading to Waterford City for a weekend full of fun, history, and memorable moments? Look no further than Treacys Hotel Waterford to provide you with a welcoming and family friendly atmosphere during your stay.