Featuring hundreds of performers, flamboyant costumes, spectacular floats, incredible puppets, original live music and special effects the Spraoi Parade is one of Ireland’s top outdoor arts spectacles.
Designed and developed uniquely for the festival each year by Spraoi’s pioneering artistic team in Waterford, the parade is unleashed upon the city’s streets in a communal celebration of unrestrained creative expression.
Sunday August 4th @ 21:30
Attracting upwards of 60,000 spectators of all ages, the parade continues to be a highlight at Spraoi each year.
To celebrate 21 years of Spraoi, the Parade makes a return to the heart of the city, and the night.
Flotsam and Jetsam
The flood is upon us. Grab what you can. Cling to whatever floats. You might end up bobbing along in the bathtub, surfing the crest of a wave or being dragged below the waterline, all in the company of some unfamiliar aquatic inhabitants of the city. Guess you’ll just have to adapt and make the best of the situation.
The Spraoi Parade 2013 follows the original 1993 parade route, wending its watery way from Johnstown via the heart of the city, John Roberts Square, to the Quay.
Join us as the Spraoi Parade returns to a city centre awash with flotsam and jetsam.