Keep up-to-date with upcoming festivals and events in Galway with our Calendar of Events.

We update this regularly with details of festivals in Galway and more information on events in Galway to help you plan your next visit to Galway City.

You will always find an excuse to visit Galway!

Galway Sessions

June 01, 2017

June 2017
The Galway Sessions Festival returns celebrating Irish folk and traditional music and the music Irish emigrants brought with them across the world. As in previous years, the festival’s Scottish connection will be retained with an array of performers travelling from Galway’s cultural partner Stirling to take part. Events take place in the Town Hall Theatre and in pubs throughout the city with sessions planned in predominantly in The Crane Bar but also in The King's Head, Tigh Choili’s, Taaffe’s Bar ,The Quays, Tigh Neachtains, and Monroe’s Tavern.
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Challenge Galway Triathlon

June 01, 2017

June 2017
The Challenge Galway Triathlon will involve half or full triathalon options. The half trianthalon covers a 1.9km swim, 90km cycle and 21.1km run. The full triathalon covers a a 3.8km swim, 180km cycle and 42.2km run. A race village will be built at the former ‘Topaz’ site at Galway Docks, which will include concerts, bars and other entertainment over the weekend.
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Trad on the Prom

June 20, 2017

Now in its thirteenth consecutive season, Trad on the Prom retains its position as Ireland’s Number 1 music, song and dance experience. Trad on the Prom celebrates the passion of Ireland’s past with a contemporary production, featuring world class music, song and dance derived from the pulsating energy that has survived from the dawn of Celtic mysticism to become the record breaking phenomenon it is today.


SeaFest - National Maritime Festival

June 30, 2017

June 2017

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.

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