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Spraoi Street Festival

The Biggest Street Carnival in Ireland


Spraoi International Street Arts Festival has been staged in Waterford, Ireland, since 1993. For three days each year residents of this medieval city take to the streets and enjoy an international programme of street arts and spectacle. Waterford’s narrow medieval streets, squares, quays and historic buildings provide an atmospheric backdrop to Spraoi’s celebration of contemporary performance culture. The majority of the events are free and suitable for all ages.

Spraoi Time 2020

Update: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, unfortunately it has not been possible for SpraoiTime2020 to proceed as planned. Spraoi artists, management, technicians, volunteers, sponsors, funders and board members had worked tirelessly to bring SpraoiTime2020 safely to the streets of Waterford. Unfortunately, events overtook them and with great regret SpraoiTime2020 has now been cancelled.

We look forward to welcoming Spraoi back to the City in 2021.

The Guardian newspaper described Spraoi thus: “Spraoi festival is a free urban festival in beautiful Waterford in the south-east of Ireland. It attracts nearly 100,000 people and the city streets act as a stage for acts from around the world.” The Guardian (UK Edition)