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Galway Festivals & Events

Galway City and surrounding county plays host to a wide range of festivals and events throughout the year and have something for all ages and interests. The Claregalway Hotel is the perfect choice for accommodation when attending any of the many events and festivals.

National Hot Air Balloon Championships 2016
National Hot Air Balloon Championships 2016
40 competing teams from all over the world such as USA, England, Scotland, Wales, Spain, Italy and more. 25th-30th September, Loughrea.
Ballinasloe Horse Fair & Festival 2016
Ballinasloe Horse Fair & Festival 2016
Europe’s oldest and largest horse fairs. Lots of family fun. Ballinasloe 40 mins from hotel 1-9 October
Galway Jazz Festival 2016
Galway Jazz Festival 2016
Plenty of live music and entertainment. Various venues. 7-9 October
Baboró International Arts Festival for Children 2016
Baboró International Arts Festival for Children 2016
Takes place in Galway City from October 17th to October 23rd, 2016. Fun for all the family.
Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway 2016
Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway 2016
Formerly known as The Galway Comedy Festival. Takes place in October 2016. Stay tuned for more details.
International Galway Masters Basketball Tournament 2016
International Galway Masters Basketball Tournament 2016
Tournament hosts teams from Ireland, United Kingdom, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy and more. 5-6 November
TULCA Festival of Visual Arts 2016
TULCA Festival of Visual Arts 2016
Programme feature talks, workshops, exhibitions and other events. Various venues in Galway City. 5-20 November
Galway Science & Technology Festival 2016
Galway Science & Technology Festival 2016
Fantastic family week filled with amazing exhibitions, shows and workshops. 14-27 November
Galway International Oyster Festival
Galway International Oyster Festival
The picturesque town of Galway hosts the Galway International Oyster Festival every September. 2017 dates TBC
Burren Peaks Walking Festival
Burren Peaks Walking Festival
Guided hill and lowland walks for all walkers. Enjoy limestone pavement-Karst landscape.