Promenade Festival 2017
Now in its fourth year, the award-winning ’Promenade Festival’ in Tramore, Co Waterford is a family outing you won’t want to miss.
Ireland’s biggest seaside festival will take place on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July 2017 and promises to be a weekend not to be missed. The promenade in Tramore comes alive with music, entertainment, street theatre, food, crafts, displays, children’s workshops and kite flying.
Friday evening, June 31st, will see the launch of the festival with the RNLI on the Promenade for the traditional service of remembrance for those lost in the rescue services.
On Saturday and Sunday, some of the highlights include The Big Dig with the School of Irish Archaeology, giving children the chance to explore the Viking world through a simulated archaeology dig. Some of Ireland’s most experienced flyers take over the sunny skies of Tramore with some enormous kites on show. There’s also the chance to make and fly your very own kite. There will be great walkabout street entertainment from Wobbly Circus, one of Ireland’s best loved street theatre companies, who will also be running Circus Workshops, a hugely popular event for children of all ages. It’s their chance to learn tight wire walking, juggling, diabolo and devilstick techniques, stilt walking, plate spinning, poi swinging and more!
You can also hear some of the best of Waterford Academy of Music and Arts’ young bands, including the mighty sound of the percussion ensemble The Big Bang. See gigantic inflatables, interspersed with some very colourful street theatre entertainers with Artastic. Of course, the ever popular Dog Show returns on Sunday afternoon so why not bring along your pooch and take part in one of many competitions. There will also be a wrestling ring with matches taking place every hour with some of the current IWW’s upcoming stars, music and dancing from Tramore Musical Society and much much more.