Galway is a year-round festival city so it seems fitting that it is also home to a festival dedicated exclusively to children and families, Baboró International Arts Festival for Children.

Ireland’s flagship festival of its kind has been firing young imaginations for the past 21 years and has grown to what is now a seven-day event.  This year’s festival began Monday, October 16 and runs until Sunday, October 22.

Baboró welcomes artists from Ireland and all around the world who present a program packed with theatre, dance, music, visual arts, literature, talks and workshops. During the week Baboró welcomes thousands of school children and the festival hopes that their creative experience at Baboró will enrich their lives, make them think and also make them smile.

Creative engagement helps children to think outside the box, find alternative solutions and opens their minds to new possibilities. It helps them to flourish and this can only be a good thing for the children themselves and society at large.

This weekend Baboró is looking forward to its big family weekend and they invite everyone to join them in Galway. The weekend show highlights are here.

Music meets dance in the festival finale #CatchingWaves. Youth Ballet West, Galway performers tell us why they're looking forward to performing with #SymPhonicWaves youth orchestra this Sunday in Town Hall Theatre Galway 1pm & 4pm Limited availability. BOOK HERE >> #WeAreBaboro #baboro2017 Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture

Posted by Baboro International Arts Festival for Children on Thursday, October 19, 2017

Baboró runs with continued support from  its principal funding agencies the Arts Council and Galway City and County Councils, and the support of its major sponsors, KBC, Medtronic and Bill and Denise Whelan.

Baboró’s talks and workshops program is made possible with the support of the Creative Ireland Program. For the full festival program see