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!

Food on the Edge

October 09, 2017

9th & 10th October 2017

Food on the Edge is a two day symposium for chefs & food enthusiasts from all around the world. It is a coming together of chefs to listen, talk, debate and network over two days in Galway. Open to the public.
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Baboró International Arts Festival for Children

October 16, 2017

Ireland’s premier international arts festival for children and families runs in Galway city and county in mid October, featuring Theatre, Dance, Literature, Music, Puppetry, Workshops and Visual Art for all ages. See the magic of well-known stories come to dazzling life on the stage. Special treats are also in store for everyone with beautiful exhibitions, readings and workshops. Come to Galway to experience this delightful Festival and explore this beautiful family-friendly city.
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Vodafone Comedy Carnival

October 24, 2017

The Galway Comedy Festival under the new name 'Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway' has grown since its beginning in 2005 to become a major event on the comedy circuit in Ireland, regularly attracting big international names to the city for week leading up to and including the October Bank Holiday weekend. With several shows each day and night, with comedy show for children too, you are garaunteed to see well known comidians both Irish and international –and a decent number of ‘faces from the telly’ there.


Galway's Mystery Food Tour!

October 26, 2017

Halloween is a time that is full of fun, spooks and scares. This year Galway Food Tours is celebrating Halloween in their own unique style, with a mystery food tour throughout Galway.

The Mystery Tours will run on Thursday 26th October and Thursday 2nd of November at 6pm. The venues will be kept secret but will be in walking distance throughout central Galway City Centre and around the westend area. At the four mystery venues, it will be a celebration of local foods and of course there will be wine and cheese tasting, Potin and storytelling around an open fire, sampling of signature drinks and desserts, board games and some spooky ghost stories as the food tour moves through the streets of Galway.

“Halloween is such a fun holiday and we wanted to celebrate it this year with some spook! We have four really cool venues on board and the food and drink pairing along with some games and goulish stories will make for a night out over Halloween with a difference,” explained Sheena Dignam of Galway Food Tours.

The Halloween Mystery Tour is €55 and tickets are available on 



October 27, 2017

On October 27th, from 8pm to late Dillisk on the Docks will host their inaugural Pink-O-Ween party in aid of Breast Cancer Research. The first Pink-O-Ween party to Ireland Dillisk on the Docks will have a fun packed night welcoming guests with Pink Prosecco on arrival, party goers will be treated to a delicious three course buffet with a glass of pink Gin to indulge in the Pink-O-Ween theme. The night will be hosted by Caroline Downey, TV3 Stylist who will also be on hand to judge the Pink Lady best dressed competition sponsored generously by Ellie Lane Boutique, Oranmore. Gentlemen are all very welcome with the Hot Pink best dressed gent competition judged by Galway Footballers Damien Comer and Shane Walsh kindly sponsored by Louis Copeland & Sons Galway. Throughout the night there will be spot prizes, goodies and some surprises.

Tickets are €30 and are available from Dillisk on the Docks by calling 091 894800 or dropping in to the Harbour Hotel on New Dock Road, Galway. Tickets will also be available from Breast Cancer Research office by calling 091 863 917 or emailing

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