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Galway Festivals & Events

Challenge Galway Triathalon
26th June 2016
The Challenge Galway Triathlon will be held on June 26th 2016, and 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.
More info: www.challenge-galway.eu
   
Dip in the Nip 2016
June 2016
Dip in the Nip is a fund raising initiative to support cancer charities in Ireland. Hundreds of people gather on a beach, shed their clothes and leggit into the North Atlantic Ocean. It’s the world’s first skinny dip for charity and a little bit of fun for a great cause!
More info: www.dipinthenip.eu
   
Galway Simon 10km or 10mile
June 2016
Galway Simon 10km or 10mile takes place in Salthill Galway. This is the annual running for charity event for Galway Simon with Early Bird registration Fee until April 30th. The AAI Certified 10km or 10mile course will follow a glorious route along Galway Bay and is suitable for runners and walkers of all abilities. Registration for the event is now open on www.GalwaySimon.ie and on www.RunIreland.com so why not sign up and set yourself a target of completing a 10km or 10mile or beating your personal best. Timing chips and T-Shirts provided for all participants.
More info: www.runireland.com
   
Galway Film Fleadh
5th - 10th July 2016
Film festival for feature films and shorts. 2016 marks the 28th Galway Film Fleadh, and the central goal of the festival remains unchanged: to bring together audiences and filmmakers within an intimate environment and share a common experience.
More info: www.galwayfilmfleadh.com
   
Galway Fringe Festival
11th - 24th July 2016
Running alongside with the Galway International Arts Festival, the Galway Fringe Festival aims to provide a platform for local artists, writers, playwrights, poets, actors and musicians to perform and showcase new work.
More info: www.galwayfringe.ie
   
Galway International Arts Festival
11th - 24th July 2016
One of Europe's most inventive, vibrant & colorful events. A truly international celebration of the performing and visual arts, music and theatre which takes place in and around Galway City each July. With over 200,000 atendences at the 365 performances,talks and exhibitions in 2015 the Galway Arts Festival is not to be missed.
More info: galwaybayblog.com
   
Galway Races 2016
25th - 31st July 2016
Ireland's premier horse racing festival. Experience the adrenalin-pumping action, heart-stopping finishes and breath-taking fashion at the famous Galway Races. Situated on the outskirts of Galway city, in the West of Ireland, the Galway Race Festivals are world renowned.
More info: galwaybayblog.com
   
Clarenbridge Oyster Festival
9th - 11th September 2016
Great food, great Guinness, great music and entertainment all in a splendid marquee on the banks of the Claren River which flows through the village of Clarenbridge on the edge of Galway Bay.
More info: www.clarenbridge.com
   
Galway International Oyster Festival
23rd - 25th September 2016
A feast of live entertainment, gourmet food, fine wine and of course Oysters and Guinness are enjoyed by some 10,000 people with guests and luminaries from all over the world.
More info: www.galwayoysterfest.com
   
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