A lively city throughout the year, all eyes are on Galway especially for the months of July & August - whatever your taste or passion, there is something for you and your friends to enjoy. Thanks to a number of festivals, even just a stroll through the city's streets brings a burst of colour and energy.

Think buskers, flame throwers, stilt walkers, street performers: quite simply, anything goes, and you will be delighted that so much can be enjoyed for free. Screenings of major films take place during the Galway Film Fleadh in unique venues such as the Town Hall Theatre. Acclaimed names from the music industry play at the Festival Big Top during the Galway International Arts Festival.

The end of July and start of August brings the Galway Races. See a parade of glamour and style like no other as thousands descend on Ballybrit Race Course for the races and entertainment. After the races themselves, it's straight to The Galmont Hotel for the best free entertainment in Galway.

Throughout the entire summer, you will be swept away by the energy and atmosphere on the streets from morning to night. Galway is simply magical, so just come and experience it for yourself.

And of course, The Galmont Hotel is the place to stay to ensure you are close to all the action.

Galway fringe festival

The Galway Fringe Festival kicks off in mid-July and runs for two weeks. It includes a mix of Irish and international acts who showcase their unique and captivating talents every year.

These acts range from music, theatre to cabaret and literature, ensuring there will be something for everyone to enjoy. This festival is growing in size and popularity each year due to the strength of acts provided and the passion the local community holds for the arts. The audience is guaranteed a great experience at every show.

International arts festival

Every July, the Galway International Arts Festival turns the city into a two-week party during one of Europe's most important cultural events. An eclectic mix of musicians, artists, writers and performers from all over the world descend on Galway in an incredible creative collision of theatre, dance, music and lots more.  What to expect? How about street performances, world premieres, award-winning producers & directors, super concerts and a spectacular architectural event – to name a few.

For dates and the full line up, please visit giaf.ie. The Galmont Hotel is located in the city centre and is within walking distance to all the acts.

Galway races

Every year, The Galmont Hotel is the place to be seen during Race Week in Galway. With Pre-Racing packages including lunch and transfers to the race course, and an exciting line up of live entertainment in the evening, we’ve got the Races covered.

Watch this space as we unveil our plans for 2018!

Galway film fleadh

Taking place in July every year, the Film Fleadh is an international film event, bringing a diversity of film making from around the world. A film lovers’ festival, it attracts directors, actors, cinematographers and artists of all generations and cultural backgrounds each year.

The Galmont Hotel is a proud supporter of the annual event, and offers a range of accommodation and dining options around the festival’s events, in an enviable location.

For bookings and availability, please call our reservations team on 091 538300