Galway Harbour and Docks are set to be transformed into an ‘open air sea world’ for the free three day festival with a host of family friendly entertainment and attractions on the water. Our location on the Irish Coastline, make Galway ideal to celebrate - Seafest.
Ireland’s national maritime festival - raising awareness of the value and opportunities provided by the sea and also celebrating our proud maritime heritage.
A weekend of fun, family friendly events lay in wait for you at SeaFest. Discover all about our oceans, including the creatures that live beneath, how we explore our seas, the ships that transport us and the fascinating tales from the deep.
Take part in interactive activities, watch demonstrations and go onboard a ship tour. The festival covers all things marine – from seafood cookery to science, cultural history to deep sea exploration and much more!
SeaFest has quickly become one of the most popular summer festivals in Ireland. The majority of events are free – however, a small number of events may require pre-booking for capacity reasons
SeaFest also includes a series of marine-related business and research events, the Annual Our Ocean Wealth Conference (on 30 June)
SeaFest is a key part of Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth: An Integrated Marine Plan for Ireland (HOOW) and its goal of increasing participation and engagement with the sea. It has quickly become one of the most popular summer festivals in Ireland. The majority of events are free – however, a small number of events may require pre-booking for capacity reasons.
Visit www.seafest.ie for more details.