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Kildare Derby Festival in Style: A Week of Music, Parades, and Racing Legends


Get ready for an unforgettable experience as the highly anticipated Kildare Derby Festival. Set against the backdrop of the prestigious Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at The Curragh Racecourse, this year’s festival promises to be the best one yet. From June 26th to June 30th, Kildare Town will come alive with a vibrant celebration of music, culture, and equestrian excellence. With a lineup that includes live open-air concerts, a captivating concert in the magnificent St Brigid’s Cathedral the Kildare Derby Racing Legends Museum, and much more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Free Open-Air Music Performances: Throughout the festival week, Kildare Town Square will be transformed into a hub of excitement with a series of live open-air music performances. The best part? These events are completely free of charge, making them accessible to all. So gather your friends and family, bring a blanket or a foldable chair, and immerse yourself in the sounds of talented musicians. From traditional Irish melodies to contemporary tunes, the music will undoubtedly create an enchanting atmosphere for all generations to enjoy.

Kildare Derby Racing Legends Museum: Delve into the rich history of horse racing at the Kildare Derby Racing Legends Museum, open daily. Located in Kildare Town, this captivating exhibition showcases the stories and achievements of the legendary figures that have shaped the sport. From jockeys to trainers and iconic racehorses, this museum offers a glimpse into the world of racing that has captured the hearts of millions. Best of all, admission to the museum is completely free, making it an essential visit for racing enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Day and Post-Derby Party: As the festival draws to a close on Sunday, June 30th, the excitement reaches its peak with the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Day. The racecourse comes alive with the thunderous hooves of magnificent horses, and spectators are treated to thrilling races that showcase the pinnacle of equestrian excellence. After the races, head over to Kildare Square for the post-Derby party. It’s the perfect way to conclude an extraordinary week of festivities.


June 26
June 30


The Curragh Racecourse
County Kildare
R56 RR67