9 things to do in Galway this weekend

This weekend sees hip-hop legends coming to town, exciting festivals, live music and plenty more to get you excited!

We update this space every Friday with all the best of events, great eats & drinking holes so keep an eye out!

jazzy jeff

1. ICONS at Halo: DJ Jazzy Jeff!

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air legend and 3x Grammy winner Jazzy Jeff is coming to Halo on Friday night for an amazing show and a great night of dancing!

Saturday, October 21 // Halo // more here


2.  Bring the family to a Baboró show


Some great family shows are running through the weekend, like the Peter Pan Experience! Journey with them to Neverland on a wild adventure of imagination, rediscovery, and surprises…

Friday to Sunday, October 20 to 22 // Black Box // more here

little hours

3. Little Hours at Monroes


Donegal duo, Little Hours, have been making a splash on Ireland’s music scene for a while now. Their latest single “How Can I Love You” is top of our daily playlist! They’ll be at Monroe’s on Friday night so don’t miss them.

Friday, October 20 // Monroe’s Live // more here


4. Bring your tribe to INTERWOVEN


Galway Anti Racism Network and One World Tapestry present INTERWOVEN: Galway World Fashion Show, an eclectic night of colour, creativity and style!  This is a night to come together – to meet new people, to share and learn from each other, to dance, celebrate and continue to weave the vibrant tapestry of Galway – All Tribes Welcome!

Friday, October 20 // Electric Garden & Theatre // more here 

music and musings

5. Enjoy a little bit of classical at Music & Musings

Galway Music Residency in partnership with the Contemporary Music Centre introduces a series of short concerts featuring the Galway ConTempo Quartet, emerging and established composers from Ireland and guest artists,

Friday, October 20 // Black Gate Cultural Centre // more here 


6. Shuffle!


Two great DJs take the stage on Saturday night at the Roisin Dubh. Soul vinyl and new r&b will have you out on the dance floor in a flash.

Saturday, October 21 // Roisin Dubh // more here

comedy carnival

7.  Book your tickets for the Comedy Carnival


There’s less than a week left til the Comedy Carnival rolls into town and we don’t want you to miss out! Tons of great comedians still have seats waiting for you, so get booking.

Kicking off on Tuesday, October 24 // check out the programme & get your tickets here!

sound clash

8.  Sound Clash

For the first time in Ireland: 8 SoundSystems over 2 Days under 1 Roof and taking place on October 20th & 21st at Leisureland Galway!

Friday and Saturday, October 20 and 21 // Leisureland // more here

vegan potluck

9. Potluck Veigeánach


This Sunday, join in with other food lovers at Aras na nGael for a vegan potluck. All the food must be 100% vegan so if you’re bringing something, just keep that in mind!


Sunday, October 22 // Club Aras na nGael // more here