Galway International Arts Festival
Jul 15 2019 - Jul 28 2019
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Galway International Arts Festival is a multi-disciplinary arts festival that takes place each July in Galway.
For two packed weeks every July, over 250,000 visitors and locals enjoy Galway at its best at a key cultural event on Ireland’s spectacular Wild Atlantic Way.
Named by The Guardian as ‘One of the Top Five Summer Festivals in Europe’ in 2017, Flight Network as ‘One of Europe’s Top 20 Art & Culture Festivals’ & American Express Essentials as ‘One of the Top 20 Theatre Festivals Around the World’, Galway International Arts Festival (GIAF) is a multi-disciplinary arts festival that includes music, theatre, street, dance, opera, visual arts and talks.
Visitors to GIAF can expect to come face-to-face with everything from fire breathing dragons to giant, soprano singing divas, 'watch the curtain rise and fall on international theatre productions, catch new theatre before it goes on to tour the globe, see world class dance acts, genre bending opera, top international music acts, traditional musicians and exhibitions by internationally renowned and emerging visual artists.
Festival time is also a great time to explore Galway, a vibrant university city, a UNESCO City of Film and European Capital of Culture in 2020, which has been voted one of the ‘World’s Friendliest Cities’ by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine. It is easily accessible from Dublin, Shannon and Knock Airports.