What's OnFounding Day

Founding Day Parade

Viewing areas: Street Festivities Site and along Imam Road

To commemorate Founding Day, Diriyah, the birthplace of the Kingdom, hosts a Founding Day Parade. Spectators can watch the vibrant parade comprised of military personnel on camel and horseback and members of the Diriyah community as it makes its route through Diriyah.

February 22, 4PM

Diriyah Founding Day Parade

Imam Road

Street Festivities 2

Ticketing: Free / open access

Diriyah comes alive with street festivities for the whole family to enjoy. From musical and theatrical performances to immersive installations and cultural activations, to workshops and storytelling –as well as food trucks - a great day out for all is guaranteed.

Drop off is advised Location

February 22, 3PM - 1AM | February 23 - 24, 5PM - 1AM

Diriyah Street Festivities

Municipality Carpark

Family Activities

Ticketing: Open for All

Celebrations continue in Diriyah’s parks with an array of cultural activations including KhewsEigal and jewelry-making workshops, traditional games, Al Ardha and As Samri performances, horse rides, and much more – all sure to put a smile on everyone’s faces.

Getting There: Jax Park, Skate park, Musab Bin Omair mosque park.


Diriyah Parks Activations

Jax, Skate & Musab Bin Omair mosque Parks

What's OnFounding Day

Mud Brick

Ticketing: Diriyah Pass required

At-Turaif offers the full program of its much-loved activities over Founding Day weekend, open to all on a drop-in basis. From immersive theatre on Nuzul Street to mudbrick making, as well as two new experiences, there is something for everyone.

February 23 to February 25

At-Turaif Program

Various locations throughout At-Turaif

Family Tree

Age: +15 years | Language: Arabic

Ticketing: Diriyah Pass required

Listen to the stories of kinship and family connections underpinning this historical district whilst creating a family tree of one’s own. This 30-minute workshop explores the life of Imam Muhammad bin Saud, the founding father of Saudi Arabia and the Al Saud family.

February 23 - February 25

Create Your Family Tree Workshop



Ticketing: DiriyahPass required

Age: Open to all

A collection of documentary-style videos centered around Imam Muhammed bin Saud and the First Saudi State set within the rooms of the palace.


Immersive experience: At-Turaif Retrospective

Prince Mishari bin Saud Palace, At-Turaif

Street Market

Ticketing: Diriyah Pass required

Set within At-Turaif Park, the first Diriyah Seasonal Market is the place to source seasonal, locally-grown fresh produce, as well as local craft items and special finds from across its many stalls. What’s more, visitors will be treated to live performances whilst they wander and a fun photo booth to take home a photographic souvenir.

February 24 to February 28, 4PM to 12AM

Diriyah Seasonal Market

At-Turaif Park

What's OnBujairi Terrace

Bujairi Terrace

Ticketing: Diriyah Pass required

Diriyah’s dining destination, Bujairi Terrace celebrates the national holiday with Founding Day-themed drop-in workshops and activities for all to enjoy, as well as story-telling, kite-flying, balloons and sweet treats for the little ones.


Diriyah’s dining destination

Various locations throughout


Ticketing: Diriyah Pass required

Age: 6+ years | Language: Arabic/English

Visitors of all ages are welcome to take a 30-minute workshop and try their hand at traditional crafts including beadwork, pottery painting, Arabic calligraphy and Najdi pattern coloring, ending up with something special to take home.


Creative workshops

Bujairi Terrace

Dates Experiences

Ticketing: Diriyah Pass required

Age: open to all| Language: Arabic/English

A live demonstration of the method of harvesting dates, up to the stage of storing dates and their types.


Date Experience

Bujairi Terrace

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