On Saturday, 29th September 2012, the streets of Galway will come alive 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 must-experience evening is tipped to be this year’s festival highlight! Showcasing the best of Galway’s Maritime Heritage with world renowned hospitality, local seafood and thrilling entertainment, festival-goers are guaranteed shenanigans, surprises & seafood delights throughout the night! Adding a spark of mystery to the occasion, guests are invited to don their most captivating masquerade attire as you venture on the enchanting movable feast.
Begin the ‘Gala Mardi Gras’ festivities at one of Galway’s most iconic landmarks – the Galway City Museum, where an oysters & prosecco reception awaits guests from 7pm, along with canapés from The Kitchen @ the Museum whilst the traditional beats of the Irish music session set the ambience for the evening ahead! 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 from the historic Spanish Arch and Fish market square through the pedestrian streets of the city of the Tribes.
Arriving at St Nicholas Collegiate Church, the uplifting tones of Galway Gospel Choir will stream through the medieval surroundings as guests dine on a fork buffet of fresh Irish seafood delights and fine wine. Guiding the festival-goers to the final venue of the evening, The fun Rhythm Riot carnival band will lead the way to the sophisticated Halo late night venue with a 80s DJ playing ‘til 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 & lively entertainment en-route, it’s guaranteed to be one 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 28th – Sunday 30th September with a host of events to whet your appetite planned at the festival marquee on Galway docks and through the city. From food lovers to family days out, this years’ festival really has something for everyone.
Be part of the inaugural Oyster Festival Gala Mardi Gras with tickets costing €95 per person for a full evening of entertainment (tickets 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.