Events

Art in Galway City

Galway International Arts Festival

Catch performances and exhibits by top drama groups, musicians and bands, comedians, artists and much more during this two-week extravaganza of theatre, music, art and comedy in the second half of July.
Sports in Galway City

Galway Race Week

Galway Race Week draws tens of thousands of punters in late July or early August for a week of partying. Races in Ballybrit, some 7km northeast of the city centre, are the centrepiece of Galway's most boisterous fes…
Food & Drink in Galway City

Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival

Going strong since 1954, the world's oldest oyster festival draws thousands of visitors in late September. Events include the National and World Oyster Opening Championships, live music, a masquerade carnival and fa…
LGBT in Galway City

Galway Pride Festival

Started in 1989, Galway's Pride Festival (Ireland's first) runs for 10 days in mid-August and includes a flamboyant parade of floats through the city's streets. Dance, music, workshops, talks and family events also …
Food & Drink in Galway City

Galway Food Festival

The area's sublime food and drink are celebrated for five days over the Easter weekend during the Galway Food Festival. Food and foraging tours, talks, cookery demonstrations and a market are among the highlights.
Literature in Galway City

Cúirt International Festival of Literature

Top-name authors converge on Galway over eight days in late April for one of Ireland's premier literary festivals, featuring poetry slams, theatrical performances and readings.
Christmas Market in Galway City

Galway Christmas Market

Stalls selling traditional Christmas fare and gifts glow with candles and fairy lights during Galway's enchanting Christmas market.
Performing Arts in Galway City

Galway Film Fleadh

Early July sees the six-day Galway Film Fleadh set screens alight with new, edgy works.