Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture – 1 Feb, 2020 – 31 Jan, 2021
Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture will be the largest and most complex cultural festival ever held on the island of Ireland. This year long event will run from February 1st 2020 to January 31st 2021 to coincide with the ancient ancient Celtic calendar. More than 1900 events across 154 projects, 170 partnerships and collaborations with local, national, European and international artists and cultural organisations from over 30 different countries make up the programme of events. Galway City will form a central hub for the festival but events will be held in the villages, towns, and islands off the Galway coast and will be based around the four fire seasons of Ireland’s ancient Celtic calendar, Imbloc, Bealtaine, Lughnasa and Samhain.