This post contains our top 10 list of fun things to do this February in Dublin, updated for 2023.

It includes free entertainment, after-dark activities, family-friendly things to do, concerts, festivals, and tours.


Below are our favorite 10 events and activities to do this February in Dublin. For more ideas, take a look at our post about things to do in Dublin at any time of year!

For more tips and things to do in Dublin, take a look at our other popular posts: 

(1) See a Concert

Dublin is a city that loves music. Great artists and bands are playing year-round, and February is no exception. Find all the February concerts in the city here.

Find more concerts in Dublin here.

If you're looking for more fun ways to spend an evening, check out our post on things to do at night.

(2) Sporting Matches

Sporting events slow down a bit during the winter, but there is still a Six Nations rugby match. Don’t miss out on any sporting events - find them here.


Croke Park

The Croke Park is one of the biggest stadiums in the city, and a tour is included with the Dublin Pass.

Find games in Dublin here. You can find more family-friendly activities in our full post.

(3) Take a Sightseeing Tour

February is still deep in the chilly and slow season for Dublin tourism, which means it's the perfect time to take some of the more popular 

You can take advantage of hop-on-hop-off bus tours to take you directly to the popular spots, with commentary as you go.

If you have the whole family with you, this is also a great time of year to get a bit spooky with the Ghostbus tour.

If you want to get out on a nice day, you can find plenty of pay-what-you-like walking tours running every day in February. Or keep to your own schedule with a self-guided tour that can be completed at any time of day. 

These tours are all great for kids, as well! If you're looking for more family-friendly fun, check out our full post.

(4) See Game of Thrones Filming Locations

Many scenes from Game of Thrones were shot in and around Dublin, and there are a lot of tour companies who offer outings to some of the more notable filming locations.

Here are a few of the best Game of Thrones tour options:

If you're looking for even more options, check this list of Game of Thrones filming location tours in Dublin.

(5) Save Money With an Attraction Discount Pass

If you’re planning on visiting a lot of popular attractions while you’re in Dublin, you could save some money with a Dublin city pass.

The biggest pass offered in this city is an all-inclusive pass which includes entry to the most popular attractions in Dublin.

There is also a travel pass which makes utilizing public transportation easy and includes some other perks.

Here are some of the best locations and tours included with a Dublin tourist pass:

  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Distillery Tours
  • Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Tour
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Croke Park Tour
  • Dublin Castle
  • Dublin Zoo

To see how much money a pass could save you, please read our post covering Dublin tourist passes.

(6) Dublin Racing Festival

Whether you're already a fan of horse racing or want to learn more about the sport, you should check out the Dublin Racing Festival from February 4th and 5th, 2023.

The festival includes races with the biggest names for both horses and jockeys, of course. Before and after the races, there will also be plenty of food vendors to explore and live music to enjoy.

The festival is held at the Leopardstown Racecourse in Dublin.

7) Go on a Pub Crawl

Since the weather is likely to be somewhat cold in February, you might want to consider getting a drink at one of the local pubs to warm you up.

If you're unfamiliar with the pubs in the area, the best way to learn all about them is to go on a Dublin pub crawl.

Here are a few options you might enjoy:

For even more opportunities, check this list of Dublin pub crawls.

(8) Celebrate Valentine's Day

If you're visiting Dublin with a partner during Valentine's Day or the weekend leading up to it, you might want to think about taking your loved one out for a fun and romantic activity!

Here are a few great ideas for fun things to do with a loved one for Valentine's Day:

Don't forget that most restaurants will have reservations filled up weeks before the holiday, so you'll want to book your table well ahead of time.

(9) Take the Storehouse and Distillery Tours

You can keep warm this February by hitting Dublin's distilleries and the well-known Guinness Storehouse for tours and tastings.

If you’re a fan of Ireland’s most famous beer, take a self-guided tour to learn how the drink is made in their storehouse!

Whiskey enthusiasts can tour the popular Jameson Distillery and the newest-in-town Teeling Distillery.

You'll learn how to bottle whiskey from the cask and get a comparative tasting, as well as learn about traditional Dublin methods for distilling. 

(10) Go to the Theatre

There are a few great shows coming to Dublin in February 2023, so this is a great time to make a trip to the Bord Gais Energy Theatre.

The Rocky Horror Show will be running until February 4th, and this will be your last chance to see the musical during the winter. Alternatively, you can also go to see Blood Brothers from February 7th - 18th.

These are the two biggest theatrical events of the month, but it's always possible that another show will become available at a later date. Check this list of theatrical performances to see what's happening.


About The Author

Stephen Pickhardt

Stephen is the CEO of Free Tours by Foot and has overseen the transformation of a local walking tour company into a global tour community and traveler’s advice platform. He has personally led thousands of group tours in the US and Europe, and is an expert in trip planning and sightseeing, with a focus on budget travelers. Stephen has been published and featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Yahoo,, and more.
Updated: julio 28th, 2023
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