Whether your passion is sports, food or the arts, Galway enjoys a packed calendar of festivals and events all year round offering something for everyone. Plan your trip with upcoming events and Galway festivals in mind.
Location:Galway Race course, Ballybrit
Date:25th Jul 2016 - 31st Jul 2016
Ireland's biggest and most famous racing festival is held in Galway during the last week of July every year and involves seven days of unrivalled action.
Stand-up comedy traditionally resides in the upstairs room of a pub but the Vodafone Comedy Festival presents an annual opportunity for acts and comedy enthusiasts to enjoy live stand up across multiple stages at the largest dedicated comedy event in the country.
Galway will see the return of the well admired Galway Continental Christmas Market this festive season. This market is a favourite amongst locals and the return of it to its rightful home in Eyre Square leaves everyone beaming.