From 3rd to the 5th of August, Waterford City will come alive for Spraoi 2018. The International Street Arts Festival has a jam packed programme of events that will entertain and delight revellers of all ages. Here’s a sample of just some of the great events planned for Spraoi 2018.
The science of the circus, bubbles and having a good time
Children have their own mini-festival, within a festival. SprÓg is all about having fun and there are lots of free events planned at the Garter Lane Theatre. Each day during the week before and over the weekend there are shows and workshops. Advance booking is required. See the programme here
Is there a child in the country who isn’t mesmerised by bubbles? Suitable for children 5 years and older the Bubbly Bubbles Show will be a fascinating and fun afternoon. Find out more here
For slightly older children, The Real Science Of The Circus will delve into the secrets of jugglers and circus performers. They’ll be having so much fun, they won’t even realise they are learning! Find out more here.
Acrobatics and a fire breathing musician
Acrobatic duo Ali Stanger & Henrik Gard will be performing their jaw-dropping routines throughout the weekend. You might be watching this one through your fingers! Find out more here.
The Yelling Kitchen Prince is the only owner of the Kitchen-organ-drumset in the world: Cooking, playing the organ and drumming at the same time. Don’t try this at home… Find out more here.
Catch the next big thing at Spraoi
The NEST shows will showcase the best new work from emerging street artists based in Ireland. Often starting their career in Waterford these performers will go on to entertain audiences all around the world. Say you saw them first… Find out more here.
Jazz Jams and Brilliant Beats
Throughout the month of July the Sanofi Spraoi Orchestra have been rehearsing in preparation for a series of performances. Prepare to be blown away by these talented young local musicians at various concerts throughout the festival. Find out more here
Any brass, saxophone and percussion players have the opportunity to jam with the New York Brass Band on Sunday morning. The action will then spill out onto the streets and wake Waterford City up with a Brass Street Beat impromptu performance. Find out more here
Bugs and Pyrotechnics
The Spraoi Parade is a summer highlight in the South East. This year you might need to bring the insect repellant because they have taken inspiration from swarms, colonies, webs and hives. The streets will swarm with BUGS. Artists, musicians, dancers and performers will creep and crawl through Waterford City. It’s going to be unmissable. Find out more here.
This years festival will finish with a bang! The Pyrofantasia Fireworks will bring a brilliant weekend to a close in spectacular style. Find out more here.
This is only a taste of some of the amazing events that are planned for the Bank Holiday Weekend. We have lots more listed on InspireMe.ie and check out Spraoi.com for more information.
Details were correct at time of publication. Please confirm times of events with the organisers before you travel. And be sure to check out www.inspireme.ie for more great ideas of what to do this summer.