Bray Summerfest is a family event. Fun, family and community are at the heart of Bray.
Bray is situated on the east coast of Ireland 20 kilometres south of Dublin. The town features an expansive promenade and a busy retail centre. The town developed as a popular seaside resort and became known as the Brighton of Ireland. Vibrant painters, musicians, film makers, actors and dancers contribute to the town's amazing web of artistic and cultural genius.
Bray Summerfest was founded in 1981 and continues to be Ireland's largest free summer festival. In 2012, over 120,000 visitors came to Bray, with 80,000 in attendance on the day of the air spectacular. The festival is recognised as a main tourist event in north Wicklow and brings some €8m in economic benefit to the area, whilst maintaining its community focus and providing the best in entertainment value. 'Your Summer, Your Festival' Bray Summerfest 2013 will return from 5 July to 5 August.
Bray Summerfest is a not for profit, free event that is kindly funded by Fáilte Ireland Regional Festivals and Events Initiative and sponsors from various local businesses.