An action-packed programme of free family activities awaits you at SeaFest this weekend, Friday 30 June to Sunday 2 July, right in the heart of Galway City.
Featuring seafaring family fun, SeaFest has quickly become one of the most popular summer festivals in Ireland. Last year’s event attracted 60,000 visitors to Galway Harbour and this year promises to be even bigger!
Discover all about our oceans, including the creatures that live beneath, how we explore our seas, the ships that transport us and fascinating tales from the deep at Galway Harbour this weekend.
The Festival Village will be open at Galway Harbour on Friday 30 June, Saturday 1 July and Sunday 2 July from 10am – 6pm.
Take a stroll through The Village, sampling tasty treats, beverages and the very best of Galway crafts, and enjoy some street entertainment along the way.
At the heart of the Village is the Kids Zone, featuring fun, free and educational activities introducing children to the science and mystery of our oceans.
Get ready for a thrilling experience as you watch PowerFly’s champion flyboarders perform aerial acrobatics up to 15 metres in the air right in the heart of Galway Harbour.
The flyboarders will showcase their awe-inspiring skills using pump-powered jet packs and put on a show to end all shows at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Open air sea world
Ships of all shapes and sizes will be anchored at Galway Harbour during SeaFest, when the Docks will be transformed into an open air sea world with a huge variety of activities to observe and take part in on the water.
The historic tall ship The Phoenix returns to SeaFest for the second year in a row and will be open to tours, as will the Marine Institute’s research vessel, the Celtic Explorer.
The Irish naval vessel L.E. Ciara will also be open to the public, along with The Commissioners of Irish Lights ship Granuaile.
A crowd favourite last year, The Defence Forces, including the Naval Service and Air Corps, will also be providing an equipment and capabilities display on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 6pm.
SeaFest is jam-packed with fun events for all the family. The festival covers all things marine – from seafood cookery to science, cultural history to deep sea exploration and much more!
The majority of events are free – however, a small number of events may require pre-booking for capacity reasons. For more details see www.seafest.ie
SeaFest is a key part of Harnessing our Ocean Wealth: An Integrated Marine plan for Ireland (HOOW) and its goal of increasing participation and engagement with the sea. SeaFest also hosts the Our Ocean Wealth Summit and other business and research events.