Oyster Festival Galway
The Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival is an annual four day event held each year on the last weekend of September in the centre of Galway City. A highlight in the west of Ireland’s festival calendar, it is the world's longest running Oyster Festival and one of the most internationally recognised Irish events.
The 2018 event takes place from Friday, September 28th to Sunday, September 30th 2018 at the Spanish Arch Marquee.
Book your accommodation with us at Eyre Square Hotel, located in the heart of Galway City. Enjoy seafood trails, oyster opening championships, foodie talks and tasting events from our doorstep. Sample delights at the intimate food village at the Festival Marquee, enjoy the Mardi Gras style Gala Event through the streets of Galway all within minutes of the hotel.
Over the four days, the festival hosts the World Oyster Opening Championship, an annual beauty contest to select the Festival Pearl. Also a Mardi Gras Party with Champagne, Guinness and Oyster reception and an electrifying line up of top class artists, an afternoon Marquee Reception and the grand finale, the Gala Ball.