Waterford is buzzing with people from May to September, many of whom flock to the city to attend some of the many festivals hosted here throughout the year. There is something for everyone this summer in the Waterford events calendar from music and comedy to theatre and arts. Before you start filling your diary, book a comfortable, affordable stay in Viking Hotel, perfectly located close to the action on the skirt of the city. Book our best available rates exclusively on our website.
Summer in the City – June – August 2022
From June to August, Waterford comes alive with the best live music, workshops, street performances and family entertainment. No matter when you visit our wonderful city, you’re sure to find an interactive, exciting event taking place on our medieval streets, for free. Summer in the City is a summer-long festival with a rich and varied schedule filled with puppet shows, face painting, musical performances, comedy, cultural events, tours and so much more. Check the official website for the full line-up.
West Waterford Festival of Food – 10 June 2022 to 12 June 2022
Showcasing the best food of the region, the West Waterford Festival of Food is one for the foodies among us. The festival hosts some of our top chefs, favourite local suppliers, interesting food combinations, fresh flavours and food innovations of the past year. There is something for everyone here with a full children’s programme, foraging trails, bus tours, cooking demos, and dining experiences from high end to very casual plus the fantastic markets.
Dunmore East Festival of Food, Fish & Fun – 28 June 2022 to 29 June 2022
A festival full of family fun, the Dunmore East Festival of Food, Fish & Fun takes place from 28 June 2022 to 29 June 2022 and is one for the diary. You can enjoy great food and drink, live entertainment and a huge market right on the harbour of one of the beautiful towns in Waterford. Enjoy the food and craft market with plenty of live music and lots of laughs. We just hope the weather behaves!
All Together Now Festival – 29th July 2022 – 31st July 2022
All Together Now Festival returns on the Bank Holiday Weekend July 29th – 31st 2022. One of Ireland’s youngest festivals is one for music lovers, performers, families, and artists. The festival is set across 18 stages of music, spoken word, comedy, theatre, debate, art, workshops, wellness, and everything in between. You’ll find a plethora of fine food and drink ranging from festival favourites to bespoke cocktails. The festival is held within the walls of the beautiful Curraghmore Estate and 2022 promises to be the best one yet with new stages, installations and collaborations and a renewed focus on sustainability.
Waterford Spraoi International Street Arts Festival – 29 July 2022 to 31 July 2022
Held the same weekend as All Together Now, Waterford Spraoi International Street Arts Festival is the biggest festival of the year in Waterford. Spraoi (meaning ‘fun’) is largely a free event and one of the best open-air festivals in Ireland. Almost all of the action takes place on the streets and if you happen to be in Waterford this weekend, you can’t miss this festival of music, colour and fun. It’s essentially Ireland’s biggest street party, transforming Waterford into a giant stage with performers across arts, theatre, dance, spoken word and so much more. 2022 marks 30 years of the Spraoi Festival and promises to be the biggest and best yet.
Waterford Walls –11 August 2022 to 21 August 2022
Waterford Walls is another beloved annual event turning the streets into a giant street art canvas. Celebrating their sixth year in 2022, the organisers invite world-class national and international street artists to join them and paint the city’s walls with stunning large-scale artwork. Enjoy live painting demonstrations by some of the world’s top street artists, along with a fun-filled family-friendly programme of activities including live music, workshops, guided art trails and expert panel talks. There is something for all ages and this year there is a strong focus on children’s street art.
This is just a highlight reel of the best things to see and do in Waterford. Book your summer stay in Viking Hotel soon to avoid disappointment over the busiest season of the year. Our special offers and best available rates are only available when you book directly on our website. We look forward to welcoming you for a summer of fun in Waterford.