Festivals In Waterford

The Lismore Music Festival 2016 (Classical, Choral and Opera)

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: 01 June 2016 to 06 June 2016

Location: Lismore, Co. Waterford

Telephone: +353(0)5872516

Web: www.lismoremusicfestival.com

The Lismore Music Festival

Tradfest Dungarvan (Festivals)

Four days of workshops, concerts, free recitals, pub sessions with renowned traditional musicians, singers & dancers, talks and walks celebrating the centenary of the revolutionary period.

Date: 02 June 2016 to 06 June 2016

Location: Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

Web: www.comeraghs.com

Tradfest Dungarvan

Immrama, The Lismore Festival of Travel Writing (Literary Festivals)

Immrama - The Lismore Festival of Travel Writing takes place in June each year and is the only one of its kind in the world. Focusing on travel writing and literature, a different theme is explored annually.

Date: 16 June 2016 to 19 June 2016

Location: Lismore, Co. Waterford

Telephone: +353(0)585853803

Web: www.lismoreimmrama.com

Immrama

Waterford Viking Marathon 2016 (Endurance Events)

Marathon through the historic Viking City of Waterford with full, half or quarter and relay marathon options available.

Date: 25 June 2016

Location: Waterford City, Co. Waterford

Telephone: +353(0)51846131

Web: www.waterfordvikingmarathon.com

Waterford Viking Marathon

Summerval (Festival)

Summerval is a series of Musical, Family and Activity events which will take place every weekend of the Summer from 24th June to 4th September in Ireland’s Oldest City, Waterford, and its immediate scenic surrounds of Dunmore East, Tramore and the Copper Coast. Experience a free weekly country music concert each Saturday evening in the historic heart of Waterford’s Viking Triangle.

Date: 24th of June to the 2nd of September 2016

Location: Waterford

Telephone: +353(0)51 856516

Web: www.summerval.ie

Summerval

Dunmore East Festival of Food, Fish & Fun (Food Festivals)

A boutique festival, now in its eighth year, held in the beautiful village of Dunmore East. A celebration of food, music and the arts. Dates to be confirmed.

Date: 24 June 2016 to 26 June 2016

Location: Dunmore East, Co. Waterford

Telephone: +353(0)866024315

Web: www.discoverdunmore.com

Dunmore East Festival of Food, Fish and Fun

Daytripper Waterford (Music Festivals)

Daytripper 2016 will bring 18 top international, national and local live music acts to a purpose built event site in the heart of Waterford city this July.

Date: 01 July 2016 to 03 July 2016

Location: Waterford City, Co. Waterford

Telephone: +353(0)51871111

Web: www.daytripper.ie

Daytripper

The Promenade Festival -Tramore (Festivals)

Capturing the essence of classic seaside family fun, the 'Promenade Festival' is the biggest seaside family festival in Ireland.

Date: 01 July 2016 to 03 July 2016

Location: Tramore, Co. Waterford

Web: www.thepromenadefestival.com

The Promenade Festival

Camphire International Horse Trials and Country Fair (Sport and Outdoors)

International horse trials and festival with top-class equestrian, dressage, show jumping and cross country. Family fun, activities, food and more!

Date: 27 July 2016 to 31 July 2016

Location: Cappoquin, Co. Waterford

Telephone: +353(0)857117423

Web: www.camphirehorsetrials.com

Campfire International Horse Trials and Country Fair

Waterford Spraoi International Street Arts Festival (Arts Festivals)

Waterford Spraoi International Street Arts Festival transforms the heart of Ireland's oldest city into a giant stage featuring a vibrant programme of street arts and spectacle performers from around the world.

Date: 29 July 2016 to 31 July 2016

Location: Waterford City, Co. Waterford

Telephone: +353(0)51841808

Web: www.spraoi.com

Waterford Spraol International Street Arts Festival

Horse Racing

Fun-filled, four day festival with thrilling racing, live music, style competitions and family entertainment with something on offer for everyone.

Date: 11 August 2016 to 14 August 2016

Location: Tramore, Co. Waterford

Telephone: +353(0)51381245

Web: www.tramore-racecourse.com

RNLI 22nd Helvick Swim & BBQ (Waterbased)

This family fun fiesta is the main fundraising for Helvick Lifeboat Station. Come along for an afternoon of tasty treats & BBQ, RNLI merchandise, King & Queen of Helvick competitions, face painting, dog show, ice cream, music and entertainment.

Date: 14 August 2016

Location: Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

Telephone: +353(0)878210420

RNLI 22nd Helvick Swim and BBQ

Guinness Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival 2016 (Music Festivals)

Ireland's oldest bluegrass festival featuring traditional bluegrass, old time country and folk music with music workshops and picking sessions.

Date: 25 August 2016 To 28 August 2016

Location: Dunmore East, Co. Waterford

Telephone: +353 87 2562899

Web: www.discoverdunmore.com

Guinness Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival

Waterford Harvest Festival (Food Festival)

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.

Date: 09 September 2016 to 11 September 2016

Location: Waterford City, Co. Waterford

Web: www.waterfordharvestfestival.ie

Waterford Harvest Festival

The Imagine Arts Festivals (Arts Festival)

A multi-disciplinary celebration of the creative arts that provides exceptional audience experiences for people of all ages and interests.

Date: 20 October 2016 to 30 October 2016

Location: Waterford City, Co. Waterford

Telephone: +353(0)761102856

Web: www.imagineartsfestival.com

Imagine Arts Festival

John Dwyer Trad Music Weekend (Music Festivals)

Traditional music weekend with a stellar line-up of traditional music events including workshops, sessions, concerts and CD launches featuring the best of trad musicians from Ireland and abroad.

Date: 21 October 2016 to 23 October 2016

Location: Waterford City, Co. Waterford

Web: www.imagineartsfestival.com

John Dwyer Trad Music Weekend

Nire Valley Drop (Cycling)

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: 30 October 2016

Location: Ballymacarby, Co. Waterford

Web: www.nirevalley.com

Nice Valley Drop Cycling

Waterford Winterval - Ireland's Christmas Festival (Traditional Culture Festivals)

Winterval, Ireland's Christmas Festival, is entering its fifth year and continues to grow from strength to strength. With over 30 events every weekend - many free - Winterval is a must see for all the family!

Date: 24 November 2016 to 23 December 2016

Location: Waterford City, Co. Waterford

Web: www.winterval.ie

Waterford Interval