Bray Summerfest

Returns July 2015 *Subject to licence

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The Bray Summerfest is a not for profit organisation which has ran annually for the past 33 years and now caters for over 200,000 local, national and international attendees over the month of July and gives an injection of €8 million to the local economy.  Some of our key achievements in 2014 include:

  • #bsf14 helps contribute €8 million to the local economy supporting local jobs in the tourism and hospitality sectors
  • Over 200,000 visitors to Bray during the 2014 Bray Summerfest season
  • Record numbers attending Air Show weekend (88,000)
  • We introduced a new look website which is mobile & tablet enabled
  • With over 106,000 hits to over a 12 week period
  • Increased engagement through our social media networks reach to over 1.9 million people for our 12 week marketing engagement programme
  • We had a jam packed programme including Free Live music from Raglans, The Riptide Movement, Big September, The Camembert Quartet, Kíla and many more. Family Fiesta weekend which was full of family fun activities including an open air cinema, the Air Show was spectacular & Celebrity Chefs including Rachel Allen, Derry Clarke, Catherine Fulvio & Paul Kelly made the Wicklow Food & Garden Festival bloom
  • New for 2014 was a Bray Head Slide which was a huge success with over 9,000 applying to go down it, the International Street Performers weekend & the Beer + Wine Experience helped showcase the growing culture of native craft beer and wine in Bray and further afield.
  • Finale fireworks lit up the Bray Skyline on the August Bank Holiday Monday to bring the Summerfest to a close
We would like to thank our volunteers, Failte Ireland, Wicklow Council County, Municipal District of Bray, Bray Gardaí, residents of Bray Seafront and all our sponsors for their unwavering commitment throughout the festivals 33 year history. Bray Summerfest will return in July 2015 *subject to licence. Please note: Unfortunately, we are not accepting any event, artist or band submissions for 2015 season! The Artisan Food & Craft market will take place on the 11th12th18th & 19th of July 2015 *subject to licence. For information on the vendor application process please see The Bray Air Show is due to take place on Sunday, July 19th *subject to licence. Got a question for us then click here. Join us in 2015…… Follow @braysummerfest for all the latest 2015 news