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Every year, over the entire of the first weekend in August (which is a Bank Holiday here), the City centre is transformed and laid open to a delightful variety of street theatre, bands, and fun and games for all. This is known as the Spraoi festival and culminates on the Sunday night of the weekend with a magnificent fireworks display and parade.
Rain or shine, the streets are crowded by this event and it's a great deal of fun. All the live performances on the street are free of charge.
In addition to the official performers, most of the pubs and hotels in the City make sure they have bands playing that weekend.
If you are in Waterford City over the first weekend in August, it will be hard to miss this festival.
One word of warning - the main street along the Quay is closed off for the parade on Sunday night but detours are clearly marked.
Directions: Throughout Waterford City Centre to include major stages in John Roberts Square and on the Quay.
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