Aaaaand we’re off!
The 26th Baboro International Arts Festival for Children kicks off this Friday 14 October. We hope you can join us for the first weekend of joyful, family-friendly events in Galway city and county.
Our extended 10-day festival runs until Sunday 23rd October, so there’s plenty more in store next weekend. In the meantime, be sure to check out our guide to weekday after school events.
Live Performances for Every Age
Tiébélé [SOLD OUT] | Ages 18 mths - to 5 | Saturday 15 October, 10am & 11.30am | 40 minutes | O’Donoghue Centre, NUI Galway
Family Portrait [Video Installation] | Ages 4 -12 | Sunday 16 October, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm | 35 minutes | Mick Lally Theatre | Book tickets here
Der Lauf | Ages 8+ | Saturday 15 October, 2pm & 5pm & Sunday 16 October 1pm | 55 minutes | Black Box Theatre | Book tickets here
The Sleep that Ceased to Settle [SOLD OUT] | Ages 9+ | Sunday 16 October, 3pm | 60 minutes | An Taibhdhearc
Free Events for Families
Storytime with Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop | All Ages | Saturday 15 October, 11am | 60 minutes | Charlie Byrne's Bookshop | No booking required
I Want to Speak Ukrainian | Ages 8+ | Saturday 15 October, 3pm | 60 minutes | Ballybane Library | Book free tickets here
Tiny Mutiny/An Ceannairc Beag Bídeach (Ros Muc) | Ages 5+ | Saturday 15 October 6.30pm | 45 minutes | Ionad Cultúrtha an Phiarsaigh, Ros Muc | No booking required
The Galway city Tiny Mutiny demonstration will take place at the Spanish Arch on Saturday 22 October at 6.30pm.
Immersive Visual Arts Exhibitions
Widden Ar Geels
When: Saturday 15 October - Saturday 29 October
Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 11am-5pm
Where: Galway Arts Centre, Dominick Street
Suitable for all ages
No booking required
When: Saturday 15 - Sunday 16 October, Tuesday 18 October, Thursday 20 - Sunday 23 October
Opening Hours: Saturday - Sunday 11am-5pm; Tuesday & Thursday - Friday 1pm - 5pm
Where: Engage Art Studio, Lower Salthill
Suitable for ages 2-8
No booking required
Literature & Creative Workshops
The Ministry for All Beings | Ages 5+ | Sunday 16 October 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm | St Nicholas' Church car park | 45 minutes| Book tickets here
Robot Races | Ages 7 to 12 Years | Sunday 16 October | 10am, 11.15am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.45pm | Book tickets here
Get Curious on the Shore [SOLD OUT] | Ages 3+ | Friday 14 & Saturday 15 October | 45 minutes | Grattan Beach, Salthill [Outdoors]
A Hug for You [SOLD OUT] | Ages 3+ | Saturday 15 October, 10.30am | 60 minutes | Mick Lally Theatre
Manage Your Moody Monsters [SOLD OUT] | Ages 3+ | Saturday 15 October, 2pm | 60 minutes | Mick Lally Theatre
An Mala Lesko [SOLD OUT] | Ages 6+ | Saturday 15 October, 12pm | 60 minutes | Galway Arts Centre, Dominick Street