Waterford plays host to multiple festivals throughout the year showcasing and catering for music, arts, food, and cultural events. Please find examples below of some of the festivals found within the city. A more comprehensive list can be found within the ‘Whats On’ dropdown menu above.


Spraoi, the Irish word for fun, is an international Street Arts Festival attracting over 100,000 people to the city streets of Waterford every summer. The Spraoi Festival regularly commissions and stages new street theatre work, both Irish and international, to be staged at the annual festival. Read more….

Imagine Arts Festival

Imagine Arts Festival is a unique celebration of the arts in Waterford City. It provides an opportunity for everyone to experience and participate in a broad range of creative arts. The festival features live performances and special workshops for people of all ages and interests. Read more….

Waterford Harvest Festival

Waterford Harvest Festival is a city-wide festival celebrating food heritage and culture in the South East region. There is something to suit all tastes with cookery demonstrations, food tours, tastings, workshops and restaurant trails. Read more….