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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 

SkateboardingGalway 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

Horse racing:   Racing at Ballybrit, and a great party throughout the city

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


Craft beer:   Saunter Festival

Arts in East Galway:  Shorelines Festival



October / November 


Galway Cartoon FestivalRead more.

Galway Comedy Festival - Read more ...

Baboró International Arts Festival for Children ... read more

Tulca Festival of Visual Arts ... read more.

Circuit transdisciplinary arts festival  -  ... read more

Galway Science and Technology Festival ... read more

Misleór Festival of Nomadic Cultures.   Read more.

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

Maritime Events - Galway Docklands Festival




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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