The 2023 Bloomsday Festival

Friday, June 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Every year, the world celebrates Bloomsday on June 16, the day that James Joyce’s Ulysses is set in 1904. Nowhere celebrates quite like the Rosenbach, home of Joyce’s manuscript. Bloomsday is a day-long public reading held on Delancey Place with musical performances that bring the epic novel to life. Joyce enthusiasts and novices alike can drop by any time to listen to the reading, relax in the beer garden with local food trucks, and enjoy free admission to The Rosenbach to view portions of the manuscript

Register for Bloomsday

Enter the Bloomsday Reader Raffle

Enter to win a coveted reader spot at the 2023 Bloomsday Festival! 1 entry for $10, 3 entries for $25, 7 entries for $50, 15 entries for $100, 25 entries for $150. All proceeds support the Rosenbach’s free programs like Bloomsday. The Bloomsday Reader Raffle opens on Thursday, February 2 and a winner will be announced on February 17. 

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Photos from Bloomsday 2022