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, enjoy free admission to the Rosenbach to view portions of the Ulysses manuscript, and relax in the beer garden with a special Bloomsday brew from our partners at Attic Brewing Company.

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Additional Bloomsday programs

The Bloomsday Festival and programs are made possible by our generous sponsors!

Sláinte® Irish Whiskey, The Consulate General of Ireland’s Emigrant Support Programme, Lenore Steiner and Perry Lerner, James Conmy, Alix Gerz and George Matysik

Sláinte is excited to sponsor this year’s Bloomsday Festival, honoring Irish writer James Joyce with a fantastic array of musical performances. Sláinte® is a wonderfully balanced, versatile Irish Whiskey distilled on the Emerald Isle. Notes of smooth pepper warmth, ripe banana and toast gives way to vanilla, pastry and warm spice for the perfect finish. It’s a start-your-night or end your-night whiskey. Sláinte (slahn-cha) is a wonderful Irish expression used as a toast, meaning “Cheers!”

Special thanks to our beer garden partners at Attic Brewing Company

Thanks to our community partners! 

South Jersey Celtic Society and the Free Library Foundation


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Photos from Bloomsday 2022