Galway Events Calendar

Looking for something to do in Galway? Whether you're a local, new in town or just cruising through we've got loads of great tips and events to offer. Find out what’s on in Galway with our regularly updated events calendar featuring the best upcoming events in Galway and the area.

This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for Galway, featuring the best of things to do in Galway – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. Galway fundraisers and charity events.


Important This Event Calendar is not maintained on a daily basis and some events may have changed dates or are no longer happening. Please double-check the event websites for the most up-to-date information.

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July 2022

Pixies

14th July @ 7:00 pm - 15th July @ 11:00 pm
Heineken Big Top at Galway International Arts Festival, Galway Arts Festival
Gaillimh, IE
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Galway International Arts Festival & Róisín Dubh present PIXIES Thursday 14 July 2022 Friday 15 July 2022 Heineken Big Top Thrilling, raw and vital, Pixies will play GIAF’s Heineken Big Top next July, presented by Galway International Arts Festival and Róisin Dubh. One of the most influential bands of the last thirty years, Pixies, whose mix of punk aggression and pop melodies helped establish the sound that would become the calling card of alternative rock in the 1990s, will play…

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Jon Hopkins (Rescheduled to July 2022)

16th July @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Heineken Big Top at Galway International Arts Festival, Galway Arts Festival
Gaillimh, IE
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Galway International Arts Festival & Róisín Dubh present JON HOPKINS (Live) Saturday 16 July 2022 Heineken Big Top Galway International Arts Festival will not be taking place this July. Disappointing as this is, it's really the only option. The Festival is planning to present a special programme of events this Autumn, subject to guidelines. Full details to be announced soon. All Heineken Big Top concerts are now rescheduled to July 2021. GIAF would very much appreciate if you could keep…

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The Stunning (Rescheduled to July 2022)

17th July @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Heineken Big Top at Galway International Arts Festival, Galway Arts Festival
Gaillimh, IE
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Galway International Arts Festival & Róisín Dubh present THE STUNNING & Something Happens Sunday 17 July 2022 Heineken Big Top Galway International Arts Festival will not be taking place this July. Disappointing as this is, it's really the only option. The Festival is planning to present a special programme of events this Autumn, subject to guidelines. Full details to be announced soon. All Heineken Big Top concerts are now rescheduled to July 2021. GIAF would very much appreciate if you…

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The Flaming Lips

22nd July @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Heineken Big Top at Galway International Arts Festival, Galway Arts Festival
Gaillimh, IE
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Galway International Arts Festival & Róisín Dubh present THE FLAMING LIPS & special guests Saturday 23 July 2022 Heineken Big Top Galway International Arts Festival will not be taking place this July. Disappointing as this is, it's really the only option. The Festival is planning to present a special programme of events this Autumn, subject to guidelines. Full details to be announced soon. All Heineken Big Top concerts are now rescheduled to July 2021. GIAF would very much appreciate if…

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Kaiser Chiefs

23rd July @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Heineken Big Top at Galway International Arts Festival, Galway Arts Festival
Gaillimh, IE
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Galway International Arts Festival & Róisín Dubh present KAISER CHIEFS & special guests Saturday 23 July 2022 Heineken Big Top One of the UK’s biggest bands, Kaiser Chiefs will bring their anthemic brand of indie rock to the Heineken Big Top as part of Galway International Arts Festival 2020. Audiences can look forward to all their favourite tunes from the band’s nearly two-decade career, as well as newer tracks from 2019 release Duck. Kaiser Chiefs headline the Heineken Big Top…

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Sinead O’Connor (Rescheduled to July 2022)

24th July @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Heineken Big Top at Galway International Arts Festival, Galway Arts Festival
Gaillimh, IE
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Galway International Arts Festival & Róísín Dubh present SINEAD O'CONNOR Sunday 24 July 2022 Heineken Big Top Galway International Arts Festival will not be taking place this July. Disappointing as this is, it's really the only option. The Festival is planning to present a special programme of events this Autumn, subject to guidelines. Full details to be announced soon. All Heineken Big Top concerts are now rescheduled to July 2021. GIAF would very much appreciate if you could keep your…

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August 2022

Free Teen Meet Up in Galway City

20th August @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Starting at Galway City Museum and ending at Galway City Library, H91 CX5P and H91 R6WF
Galway City, H91 CX5P and H91 R6WF Galway City
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Are you aged 13-18 living with a lifelong physical health condition? Would you like to meet other people like you with similar stories? Are you interested in being creative? You are invited to join us at our Creative Meet Up for Teens in Galway: Date: Saturday 20th August Time: 11:00 – 14:00 Meeting Point: Galway City Museum, Spanish Parade, Galway, H91 CX5P Collection Point: Galway City Library, St Augustine St., Galway, H91 R6WF 3-minute walk. ABOUT THE CREATIVE MEET UP…

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September 2022

CELT Open Day, Native Woodland promotion

11th September @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Slieve Aughty Centre, Slieve Aughty
Loughrea, Galway, H62 DX77 Loughrea, Galway
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Free

A fun interactive day for all the family - come join the community of others deeply passionate about promoting, enjoying and sustaining our precious Woodlands.   ✵ Morning Talks @11am ~ An Introduction to Agroforestry - Looking at the Multiple Benefits for Farmers and Smallholders. w/ Andrew St Ledger, Native Woodland Specialist with CELT and The Woodland League. @ 12 pm ~ 'Why Plant Native Riparian Woodlands - Benefits From A Farming, Forestry and Societal Level' w/ Ruairí Ó Conchúir…

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World Premiere: Into the Dark Woods

14th September @ 8:00 pm - 17th September @ 9:00 pm
Black Box Theatre, Dyke Road
Galway, H91 TV7R Galway
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€18.00

Theatre World Premiere A Blue Teapot and Abbey Theatre Co-Production Into The Dark Woods by Charlene Kelly Directed by Petal Pilley   ‘Your darkness will destroy you but it won’t hurt me’     .A Prince is tired of being controlled by his father. Heartbroken, he runs into the woods. Cold and alone, he calls out for help. A girl, also lost, is charmed into leaving a safe and familiar path. Hunted by darkness, their way out is uncertain.  …

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Jobs Expo Galway

17th September @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Leisureland Events Centre, Leisureland, Salthill Rd, Co. Galway
Galway, H91 KT3V Galway
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Free

Jobs Expo is returning to the West in autumn 2022! Jobs Expo Galway will take place on Saturday, 17th September (10am-4pm). This careers fair will be sponsored by Lidl Ireland and will feature hundreds of active job opportunities . Jobs Expo is the only careers exhibition of its type to feature FREE ADMISSION. What can you expect at Jobs Expo Galway? - Employers actively recruiting for hundreds of jobs at home and abroad - Specialised areas dedicated to jobs in…

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