Galway is renowned for being the festival capital of Ireland. Whether it is Sport, Food & Drink, Comedy, Music or any of the Arts you will find a festival for you in Galway. With the Galway Races, Cuinniú na mBád, the Galway or Clarinbridge Oyster Festival or one of the wonderful Arts Festivals, you are sure to enjoy yourself.
The Galway Races is a Horse-racing festival that takes place for a week starting on the last Monday in July. The races are held at Ballybrit race course and are the only seven-day race meeting in Ireland. The main days of the festival are on Wednesday, when the Galway Plate is held and Thursday when the Galway Hurdle and Ladies' Day take place.
Galway Arts Festival
The Galway Arts Festival takes place in Galway, Ireland every July. The Festival includes parades, street performances and numerous plays, musical concerts and comedy acts. Highlights of the festival tend to be Macnas and Druid performances, two large local performance groups.
Baboro International Arts Festival For Children
Each October the popular Baboro International Arts Festival brings a riot of sound and colour to Galway at this event dedicated to children. Aimed at school groups, there is an incredible choice of over 40 performances by production companies from around the world with shows covering a wide range of art forms including puppetry, music, theatre, storytelling and juggling.