Festivals 2016

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See our the 2016 festivals here...


1848 Tricolour Celebration

Date: 04 – 06 March 2016

Description:  The 1848 Tricolour Celebration 4-6 March 2016 in Waterford City is a cultural and historical event, which commemorates the creation and unveiling of the Irish Tricolour flag by Thomas Francis Meagher.

For more information on this historic event please click here.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Date: 17 March 2016

Description:  St Patrick’s Day parade celebration in Waterford City. A lively and fun event for all ages.

For more details on this years parade please click here.



Daytripper Waterford

Date: 01 – 03 July 2016

Description:  Daytripper 2016 will bring 18 top international, national and local live music acts to a purpose built event site in the heart of Waterford city this July.

To keep up to date with all the proposed acts, please visit here

Spraoi International Street Arts Festival

Date: 29 – 31 July 2016

Description:  Waterford Spraoi International Street Arts Festival transforms the heart of Ireland’s oldest city into a giant stage featuring a vibrant programme of street arts and spectacle performers from around the world.

For more details visit Spraoi website



Guinness Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival 2016

Date: 25 – 28 August 2016

Description: Ireland’s oldest bluegrass festival featuring traditional bluegrass, old time country and folk music with music workshops and picking sessions.

To keep up to date with the latest gig details visit here



Waterford Harvest Festival

Date: 09 – 11 September 2016

Description: All roads lead to Waterford City in September for the fab foodie festival. The streets come alive with sights, smells and sounds of all things food and food related.

Waterford Harvest Festival



The Imagine Arts Festival

Date: 20 – 30 October 2016

Description: Imagine Arts Festival 2016 is an exciting multi-disciplinary festival that promotes the best of local arts mixed with top national and international work.

Imagine Arts Festival-click for more information.




Date: TBC

Description: Waterford Winterval is simply described as Ireland’s Christmas Festival.

Beginning late November, this wonderful festival sets out to bring a slice of festive cheer to those visiting. The very heart of the festival is John Roberts Square where you will find the Christmas Carousel and the postbox to send your letter to Santa. Talking of the red man, Waterford Winterval also boasts a Santa’s grotto, where you can tell him what you would like for Christmas face to face.

You will also find the Waterford Winterval express train, a Christmas Market, an ice skating rink and also some awe inspiring illuminations that cannot fail to impress you and help to get you in the mood for the holidays.

For more information and a full list of events, please visit Winterval.

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