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 race meet 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 there. 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!
October Bank Holiday Festival
In 2018 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.