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Festivals in Galway

This is Galway's only independent festival listing.


Galway is the Festival capital of Ireland - you name it, Galway city or county has a festival for it.
This is an updated list of festivals which are "open" in 2020 and beyond, in Galway city and county.

If there is a festival that needs to be added, leave a message in the Comments box at the bottom of the page, or message Open in Galway in Facebook.







 

January





February




March

CELLISSIMO - Galway cello festival

April

Cúirt International Festival of Literature - one of Europe's oldest book and literary festivals.


May

Theatre Festival 

Mini Breton Festival 

Ukuleles:  Galway Uke Fest

June


Music, lace-making, community events  HeadFest in Headford

Original/local music:  Black Gate Introduces 

Skateboarding:  Galway Skate Fest

July

Galway Film Fleadh (festival) ... read more

Galway International Arts Festival ... read more

Galway Fringe Festival  ...  Web | Facebook


Bilingual, multidisciplinary music, arts and culture on the edge - Ar Imeal


Creativity in the community -  Westside Arts Festival 


Music ... South Galway Bay Music Festival 


August

Galway Races Summer Meeting:   Racing at Ballybrit, and a great party throughout the city ... read more


Galway Pride Festival:   ... read more.


Woodford Furnace Festival - online celebration of smelting .... read more


September


Clifden Arts Festival:   A long standing community arts festival, ... their website



Culture Night: A nation-wide event on  the third Friday in September.   .... their website.


Ignited - An online gospel choir festival hosted by the director of Ignite GospelChoir.  ... read more


Galway Bike Festival - A week of events promoting bicycle use.   www.bikeweek.ie


Galway Oyster Festival - Celebrating  seafood ... read more


Local musicFall Right into Place in Claregalway 


Nomadic Cultures:  Misleór


October / November 


Galway Cartoon FestivalRead more.


Galway Comedy Festival - back with live events from October  2021.  Read more ...


Baboró International Arts Festival for Children ... read more


Tulca Festival of Visual Arts ... read more.


Circuit transdisciplinary arts festival  -  Street art starting in October ... read more


Galway Science Festival ... read more


Misleór Festival of Nomadic Cultures.   Read more.


Galway Wandering Kite Festival ... in Oughterard over the Bank Holiday weekend.  Read more ...


December

3 Kinds of Music - this year a digital pop-up festival with music from different genres throughout the day.
Winter Festival - Galway Early Music:   in 2020, two-day online event featuring Christmas carols, wassals and other seasonal songs from Europe and America.












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