Bloomsday 2019

Date / Time

  • June 16, 2019
    11:00 am - 8:00 pm


2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States

Join us for The Rosenbach’s annual Bloomsday festivities on June 16, which is also Father’s Day this year! Bloomsday is the day the world celebrates Leopold Bloom’s fictional journey through the streets of Dublin, as imagined in James Joyce’s epic Ulysses. Lauded as the greatest novel of all time, Ulysses has been called everything from masterfully moving to hilariously obscene. The Rosenbach’s rollicking day-long reading of Ulysses will feature literati, artists, public figures, and familiar personalities along with musical performances that will bring the book to life.

Bloomsday is free and open to everyone. Joyce enthusiasts and novices alike can drop by any time during the day to listen to the reading, relax in our Bloomsday Beer Garden with local food trucks, and enjoy free admission to The Rosenbach. In the event of rain Bloomsday will be moved to The Philadelphia School at 25th & South Streets. 

Register here to receive important Bloomsday updates leading up to June 16. 


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Special thanks to the Free Library of Philadelphia, The Rosenbach’s formal partner, and our Bloomsday sponsors: Consulate General of Ireland; Lenni Steiner and Perry Lerner; Irish American Business Chamber & Network; Villanova Center for Irish Studies.

Additional thanks to our on-site Bloomsday vendors.