The 2024 Bloomsday Festival

Sunday, 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 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, and relax in the beer garden with a special Bloomsday brew from our partners at Attic Brewing Company.

Stay tuned to this page for information about this year’s Bloomsday celebration. You can also enter our Bloomsday Reader Raffle here for a chance to win a spot as a guest reader at the event! Secure one raffle entry or several— your participation supports the Rosenbach, the Bloomsday celebration, and all of the programming you enjoy all year long. The raffle is open now through Sunday, March 3rd. We will draw a winner at random on Monday March 4th! Enter today— we’ll see you in June!

Enter the Raffle Here!


More details coming soon!