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Gala may refer to:
Events and festivities
- A festival
- A swimming gala is a British/South African term for an amateur swimming competition, often known as a swimming carnival in Australia.
Fiction, film, music and gaming
- Gala (singer), an Italian pop singer-songwriter
- Gala (album), a compilation album by the English alternative rock band Lush
- Gala, a planet in the Star Wars Expanded Universe
- Gala, protagonist of the Legend of Legaia video game
- Gala Brand, a fictional character of Ian Fleming's James Bond series novel, Moonraker (did not appear in the film version)
- GALA Choruses, an association of GLBT choral groups
- Gala Rizzatto, known as Gala, an Italian pop singer-songwriter
Names, organizations, and brands
- GALA (Gay and Lesbian Acceptance), a Missouri non-profit organization for LGBT individuals connected with the Community of Christ
- "Gala", the nickname of Galatasaray S.K., a football club in Turkey(this nickname never been used in turkey, it is an interesting west-european urban legend)
- Gala (supermarket), an Irish convenience store chain
- Gala Inc., a pure holding company that administers 'GALA Group' which is in the online gaming industry.
- Gala Coral Group, a betting shop (Coral) and bingo hall (Gala Bingo) operator based in the United Kingdom
- Gala RFC, a rugby club in Galashiels, Scotland
- Gala TV, the television channel produced by Gala Bingo
- Jerry Gala (b. 1979), Polish American-born Sales & Service Representative for Zep Inc. Serving the New Jersey, New York Metro Area. Lives in Brick NJ specializing in Zep Vehicle Care, Aviation, Food & Beverage Sanitation Division, Hospitality Division (Hotel-Motel Laundry), & general cleaning/sanitation.
- Antonio Gala (b. 1936), Spanish poet and novelist
- Gabe Gala (b. 1989), Nigerian-born Canadian soccer player
- Gala was the old name of an ethnic group in southeast Ethiopia. The ethnic name has been changed to Oromo as the name Gala is considered offensive.
- Gala (King of the Massylii), King of the Massylii of eastern Numidia
- Gala Dalí (1894–1982), the wife of French poet Paul Éluard and Catalan painter Salvador Dalí
- Gala Rizzatto, (b. 1975), New York-based Italian singer-songwriter whose hit songs include "Freed from Desire" (1997) and "Come into My Life" (1997)
- Gala, Iran, a village in East Azerbaijan Province, Iran
- Gala, Tibet, a village
- A contraction of Galashiels, a Border town in Scotland
- Gala, a Greek word (γάλα)[clarification needed] meaning "milk". (See also Milky Way and Galaxy etymology.)
- GALA (Graduated Audio Level Adjustment), using the speed pulse of the vehicle speed sensor (VSS) to adjust the volume in a car audio head unit
- Gala (priests), the lamenting priests of the Sumerian goddess Inanna
- Galah, a cockatoo native to Australia
- Galla Placidia, Roman empress, daughter of Emperor Theodosius the Great.
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