Bloomsday Festival 2020

Date / Time

  • June 13, 2020
    11:00 am - 8:00 pm


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

For our 2020 Bloomsday Festival, we’ve made the decision to hold our celebration on Saturday, June 13 to make the event accessible to all. Read more on our blog

Celebrate 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 Ulysseswill feature literati, artists, public figures, and familiar personalities along with musical performances that will bring the book to lifeDrop by any time during the day to listen to our full reading of Joyce’s novel, relax in our Bloomsday Beer Garden with local food trucks, and enjoy free admission to The Rosenbach.

For true Bloomsday purists and those who may miss out on the weekend’s fun, there will be an encore video presentation of this year’s readings along with festive food and fare on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 right here at The Rosenbach. Learn more.





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