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Galway International Oyster Festival (28th - 30th September 2018)

Galway International Oyster Festival The Galway International Oyster Festival, now in its 61st year takes place from 28th to 30th September 2018. Events over the 3 days include the Best Dressed Lady competition, Street Party in the Latin Quarter and the Guinness World Oyster Opening Championships. For the best in gourmet seafood, live music and the best Guinness in town, it has to be the Galway Oyster Festival.

If you are interested in attending any of the events, please be sure to book your tickets online at or call +353 91 394637.

Friday 28th September 2018


Venue: Food Village with local restaurants
Start time: 7pm til late
Dress Code: City Chic (Smart Casual)
Ticket Price: €40

Live music, sensational seafood, mouth watering dining and the National Oyster Opening Championship will kick start the weekend's celebrations. Beginning with the opening ceremony, our newly crowned Oyster Pearl will present the season's first oyster to Galway's Mayor - a tradition since 1954.

Saturday 29th September 2018


Venue: Festival Marquee
Time: 2pm - 9pm
Dress Code: Style & Glamour (Smart)
Ticket Price: €70

A non-stop afternoon of entertainment and festival fun awaits; The World Oyster Opening Championship, international food village, live music and celebrity guests.


Venue: 3 City Venues
Start time: 8pm til late
Dress Code Mystery & Maquerade (Masks optional)
Ticket Price: €100

Indulge your creativity and don your most captivating attire before joining us for the first ever Oyster Festival Mardi Gras through the streets of Galway (masks are optional)!

Sunday 30th September 2018


Venue: Festival Marquee
Time: 12pm - 7pm
Ticket Price: €15 (Kids under 12 go FREE)

Round up the Galway International Oyster & Seafood festival with style at the final event of an action-packed weekend.

Experience the food village and the producers market which will have the best of Galway's artisan delights and delectable morsels on offer as well as the return of the 'Hot Oyster Awards' Cooking Challenge, family activities, live music and much, much more.


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