Waterford City and county plays host to multiple festivals and events throughout the year. Discover Waterford's greatest festivals and events for 2023 with our guide to the best the city and county has to offer.
From Food, to Music, Theatre to Arts, there is something for everyone to enjoy on a visit to Waterford, Ireland's Oldest City!
West Waterford Festival of Food is the annual showcase of all that is on offer in Dungarvan and surroundings regions. Fabulous food, famous quayside market, and much, much more.
Date: 14 to 16 April 2023 │ Location: Dungarvan, Co. Waterford │ Tel: +353 (0)58 21433
The Copper Coast Festival celebrates local, cultural, environmental and geological heritage of European Geoparks week. The theme for the Copper Coast UNESCO Global Geopark Festival is ‘growing and the ground beneath our feet.’
Date: TBC │Location: Copper Coast, Co. Waterford
Ireland's only Summer Opera Festival takes place each year in the stunning, historic and magical surroundings of Lismore Castle and in great houses along the Blackwater River Valley in Ireland's sunny South East.
Date: 29 May to 05 June 2023 │Location: Lismore, Co. Waterford
This festival supports architecture and works towards enhancing the understanding and appreciation of architecture among the wider community. It produces a high quality programme of events that maximise its unique status in Ireland as the only festival of architecture outside of the capital.
Date: Oct 2023 │Location: Waterford City│
This festival offers guided coastal walks with Local Historians & Guides. Walks are in the B to C range for walkers who enjoy a moderate challenge. Just the start of many exciting things to do on your break in Co. Waterford.
Date: TBC │Location: Dunmore East, Co. Waterford
Summer in the City is a FREE outdoor Music and Arts Festival taking place every weekend this summer in Waterford City. Waterford City will come alive with the best in Live Music, Family Entertainment, Workshops and Street Performance.
Date: Every weekend June to August 2023 │Location: Waterford City
An annual festival, Dunmore East Festival of Food, Fish & Fun promises a weekend full of family fun, great food and live entertainment with a large market held in the harbour. Festival to include Farmer's Market, Music, Crafts & much more.
Date: TBC │ Location: Dunmore East, Co. Waterford
All Together Now returns for its fourth chapter, a festival for true music lovers, family, and friends. Set on the beautiful grounds of Curraghmore Estate on its landscape a canvas for creativity and celebration all across 18 stages of music, art, theatre, spoken word, comedy, food, with plenty more hidden gems.
Date: 04 to 06 August 2023 │Location: Curraghmore House, Co. Waterford
The 1848 Tricolour Celebration is a cultural and historical event, which commemorates the flying of the Irish National Flag for the first time by Waterford man Thomas Francis Meagher in his native city at the Wolf Tone Confederate Club at 33 The Mall, Waterford on March 7th 1848.
Date: 05 March 2023│Location: Waterford City
Camphire is located at the confluence of the Blackwater and Bride rivers, within a five mile radius of the towns of Lismore, Cappoquin and Tallow. International horse trials and festival with top-class equestrian, dressage, show jumping and cross country. Family fun, activities, food and more!
Date: 27 to 30 July 2023│Location: Cappoquin, Co. Waterford
This is the biggest festival of the year in Waterford, a city that plays host to several excellent events each year. From the beginning a feature of Spraoi has been the large number of events which are free!
Date: 04 to 06 August 2023│ Location: Waterford City, Co. Waterford
An exciting 4 days full of top-class thoroughbred racing with some of Irelands leading trainers, jockeys and owners in attendance. Add an unbeatable atmosphere and it’s the only place you’ll want to be this August.
Date: 11 August to 14 August 2023 │ Location: Tramore, Co. Waterford
Waterford Walls International Street Art Festival returns for its ninth year. The festival runs for 10 days of live art, digital art programmes, music hubs, workshops, guided tours and much more! Join 28 national and international artists creating large scale mural artworks across Waterford.
Date: 11 August to 20 August 2023 │ Location: Waterford City
If banjo pickin', foot tappin', mandolin' pluckin', barnstormin', step dancin' fiddle playin', double bass clawin' sessions are for you, then the beautiful picturesque coastal village of Dunmore East, Co. Waterford is the only place to be.
Date: 25 August to 27 August 2023│Location: Dunmore East, Co. Waterford
All roads lead to Waterford City in September for the fab foodie festival. The streets come alive with sights, smells and sounds of all things food and food related. Waterford Harvest Festival celebrates the food and food heritage of Waterford and is all about local food.
Date: 08 September to 10 September 2023 │Location: Waterford City, Co. Waterford
The Vitamin Sea Festival, includes exciting collaborations with the local food & beverage industry, guest hosts, outdoor activities such as sea-side excursions, local craft markets and much more to celebrate the vibrant coastal community within Tramore!
Date: TBC │Location: Tramore, Co. Waterford
A multi-disciplinary celebration of the creative arts that provides exceptional audience experiences for people of all ages and interests. The Imagine Festival is an annual event which celebrates the arts in Waterford.
Date: TBC │Location: Waterford City, Co. Waterford
Established in 2012, Féile John Dwyer celebrates the life of the great Cork musician who was a local hero and huge musical influence in the South East for much of his life. A celebration of traditional Irish music.
Date: TBC │Location: Waterford City, Co. Waterford
One of the most stunning light displays in the Country, this magical winter wonderland is enchanting for all ages. Enjoy a walk through a sea of lights and become mesmerized by the beautiful winter displays in the Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Garden.
Date: TBC│Location: Tramore, Co. Waterford
Winterval, Ireland’s largest Christmas festival returns for its landmark 10th year with its biggest and most festive programme yet. Enjoy Christmas celebration, magical experiences, festive family attractions, with free and ticketed events.
Date: TBC │ Location: Waterford City, Co. Waterford