The Galway Races is one of the most celebrated and greatest race meetings worldwide. Every year thousands of racing affiliations and casual racing fans from all over Ireland as well as abroad visit to be a part of the extraordinary spectacle. Experience exciting days of pure entertainment, unique hospitality, stunning fashion and of course superb racing.
Summer Festival 2020
Monday 27th July to Sunday 2nd August
The sparkling highlight of the sporting calendar here in Galway, the Galway Races Summer Festival is seven days of incredible action. Each July and August Ballybrit Racecourse welcomes some of the finest greatest trainers and jockeys, not to forget the spectators, for a race meets like no other.
From live music, high fashion, delicious food and of course the fun of having a little flutter, there really is something for everyone here. The new Festival Village offers a new dimension to the experience too with a resident DJ, craft beer on tap, as well as a shopping village and of course a big screen to keep in touch with all the action on the course. The atmosphere of the Galway Races is famous with racing fans travelling from all over the world just to experience it. Over 145,000 people attended the Summer Festival last year and it is looking like it will be just as popular this year!
September Racing Festival 2020
Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th September
The September race meeting is always a popular meeting due to its relaxed atmosphere. Racegoers can enjoy the usual great facilities in the enclosure such as good food, bar facilities, on-course bookmakers, the big screen and of course great racing.
October Bank Holiday Festival
Saturday 24th October to Monday 26th October
In 2020, the October Meet falls on the bank holiday weekend, to celebrate Galway Races are hosting a 3 day spectacular of horseracing, entertainment with an electric atmosphere.