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  2018 Festival Programme

Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival will celebrate its 64th Birthday in September 2017 with a 3 day programme of fantastic events in the festival marquee on Nimmo’s Pier, Galway City!

Tickets for all the events are available at our Festival Box Office 

Full details of the 2018 programme will be announced shortly

 Friday 28th September

Opening Night – 7pm til late  

Tickets: €40

Kick off the Festival Weekend and cheer on the Openers for the Irish Oyster Opening Championship. When the competition is over dance your way into a great weekend with live music and DJ til’ late.

Galway Inernational Oyster and Seafood Festival 2016. Photo: Boyd Challenger

Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival 2016. Photo: Boyd Challenger

There will be live music and entertainment all evening. Tickets for the night include Oysters or Seafood Dish and a Glass of Wine/Pint of Draft. A Full bar will be available throughout the evening.

Saturday 29th September

World Oyster Opening Championships  – From 2pm to 8pm

Tickets: €70

Join our Competitors Parade from Eyre Sq, which departs at 1:30. Assembling at Eyre Square, the Parade will make its way down Shop St, High St and over Wolf Tone bridge to the Festival Marquee at Nimmo’s Pier. The highly competitive World Oyster Opening Championships is the highlight of the day when 22 International Openers will shuck it out for the crown of World Champions, with bands to keep the party going all day long.

Tickets include two seafood taster plates, half a dozen oysters and Glass of Wine/Pint of Draft.

Galway Inernational Oyster and Seafood Festival 2016. Photo: Boyd Challenger

Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival 2016. Photo: Boyd Challenger

Saturday September 30th

Masquerade Mardi Gras 

8pm till late

Tickets: €100 

The Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball will visit different venues throughout the evening, starting with an Oyster and Prosecco reception, parading to the second venue for a starter course and finish up at the final venue for main course, desert and dancing ’till the wee hours

. We encourage you to join in, make new friends, throw caution to the wind and dress as extravagantly as you dare!

Tickets include Prosecco reception with Oyster, 3 course meal with wine and dancing ’till the wee hours!
Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival Masquerade "Mardi Gras". Photo Martina Regan

Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival Masquerade “Mardi Gras”. Photo Martina Regan

Sunday 30th September 

Féile Bia Na Mara – Wild Atlantic Tastes 

12pm to 7pm Sunday Family Day

Adult tickets: €15

Under 12’s go free

                                                                                 

Amy Ciuche pictured at The Galway Oyster Festival on Sunday. Photo: Boyd Challenger

Tickets for all the events are available at our Festival Box Office