The streets of Galway will come alive this September for the city’s inaugural ‘Gala Mardi Gras’, as part of Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival.
Combining three venues, five bands and one great party, the event will showcase the best of Galway’s maritime heritage with world-renowned hospitality, local seafood and thrilling entertainment. Adding a spark of mystery to the occasion, guests are invited to don masquerade attire for the feast.
The festivities begin at Galway City Museum, where an oyster and Prosecco reception awaits guests from 7pm, along with canapés from The Kitchen@the Museum and the traditional beats of the Irish music session!
Taking to the streets of Galway with a glittering array of masquerade masks and costumes, the Mardi Gras band will guide guests on the next stop of the movable feast through the pedestrian streets of the city.
Arriving at St Nicholas Collegiate Church, the uplifting tones of Galway Gospel Choir will greet guests, who will then dine on a buffet of fresh Irish seafood delights and fine wine.
The Rhythm Riot carnival band will then lead the way to the Halo Nightclub, where a 80s DJ will play until the early hours.
“As a new edition to this year’s festival programme, there is a real sense of excitement and curiosity surrounding the Gala Mardi Gras. Promising a real carnival ambience through the city of Galway with delicious seafood and lively entertainment en-route, it’s guaranteed to be the most memorable event for the 2012 festival!” commented Cian O’Broin, Chairperson of the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival.
The Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival takes place from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 September with a host of events planned at the festival marquee and through the city.
Tickets for the inaugural Oyster Festival Gala Mardi Gras are priced at €95 per person and must be purchased in advance of the event. For further details or bookings, visit www.galwayoysterfestival.com, contact the festival team on firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 091-575875.