Waterford Festivals


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 2018 including the following dates:

Thursday October 18th - NH -Student Afternoon

Thursday December 13th - NH


This is a festival for everyone who enjoys good Irish food - growing it, making it, eating it and talking about it!

A weekend of fun foodie activities for all in Waterford, Ireland - markets, barbecues, picnics, feasts, gigs, street parties, cookery demonstrations, taste workshops, craft villages and much much more!

Make a plan to be in Waterford for the Harvest Festival – the heart and soul of great Irish food.

Date: 7th-9th September 2018


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.

Date: 18th October to 28th October 2018


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 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.

Date: Running in conjunction with Imagine Arts Festival October 2018


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 November 2018


The annual Christmas Winterval Festival returns in 2018. So what better way to get into the Christms 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.

Date: 17th November to 23rd December


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.

Date: Annuallly in March


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: TBC August Bank Holiday 2019


This summer music festival is three days of exciting and groundbreaking music across the the August Bank Holiday weekend, in three different venues around the picturesque harbour town. 

Date: TBC August 2019


Daytripper returns to Waterford City centre for Year 7 with a new site at the Gasworks on the Waterside and a new date, the last weekend of August. The headline acts have yet to be announced but this year promises to be one of the best. Daytripper was nominated in the IMRO Live Music Awards for Best Small Music Festival of the year. 

Date: TBC August 2019



Waterford Walls is an international street art festival that transforms Waterford City into an open-air gallery. Waterford Walls invites over 50 artists again in 2018 to transform our city walls, continuing to make Waterford an essential cultural attraction and International go to street art destination.

Date: TBC 2019


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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