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Upcoming Festivals in Galway

Thinking about coming to Galway but not sure what excuse you can use for the visit? Why not tie your visit in with one of the many upcoming festivals happening in Galway over the next few months… But lets face it, you know you don’t need an excuse to visit our beautifil city May:
Galway Early Music Festival
Transport back in time and explore the medieval, renaissance and baroque music making all around Galway. Three days starting 19th of May, packed full of fun and music whilst being enveloped in the most colourful and rich medieval city in Europe: Galway. The days involve dance workshops, music on the streets and even a drop in coffee concert. Tickets can be booked through Town Hall Theatre and most all events are family friendly.

July:
Galway International Arts Festival

One of the most exciting times in Galway city, come and find out why Galway was voted 2020 European Capital of Culture! The 40th anniversary of the International Arts Fest kicks off on the 17th of July and lasts till the 30th. The festival is a celebration of the arts and for people of all ages to enjoy. Four world premier theater productions have already been announced; and tons more soon to come! Two artists that you can’t miss are Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys and Irish singer and song write Gavin James. Galway will be a buzz of culture! Come for the arts and stay for the craic!

See a full list of events for #GIAF17 here.

Galway Fringe Festival

The Galway Fringe Festival is a multidisciplinary Arts Festival based in Galway City. The festival has an international roster of talented artists and encompasses visual art, music, theatre, dance, literature, cabaret and exciting street spectacles. The Galway Fringe Festival also realises the vital importance of providing a platform for home-grown artists and aims to showcase our national talent to the world and to Galway. Running from July 15th until the 30th, it adds to the amazing atmosphere around the city!

For more information of the Fringe Festical, click here.

August:
Galway Pride Festival
The ever so eclectic LGBT community will be pleasing the masses this year with all kinds of events and activities planned for the week starting 11th of August. Come out to show your support and have some fun with the events planned! Stay tuned for updates!

Galway Races
Galway’s pride and joy: Galway Races. The race track (located in Ballybrit) will be a buzz with stunning fashion and an eclectic atmosphere. First race is Monday July 31st and will go through the 6th of August. Take part in daily events such as Ladies Day and family days with a mad hatter competition. You can place bets on course or just stick around for the craic. Check out the website for ticket information here.