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Come along and experience all things local and loved in Ards at this two day free celebration event.

With its bustling local market, a shopper’s haven, a foodie’s delight, home to crafts – what’s not to love about Ards?

Experience ‘#LoveArdsFood&Drink’ with exclusive dining experiences offered throughout the weekend in the many restaurants and cafes that Ards has to offer, with live musicians to add to the atmosphere and ambience.

Enjoy ‘#LoveArdsBrowse&Buy’ and pick up that something special in the array of shops throughout the town centre and the local weekly Saturday Market, with entertainment from the radio roadshow to keep you going.

Friday 3 March 
•    7pm – Late – exclusive dining experiences and offers throughout participating eateries in the town centre
•    7pm – 9pm - #LoveArdsFashionShow
Hosted by Gemma Garrett, with entertainment from The Songbirds and Excel Dance Crew.
Enjoy a Prosecco reception sponsored by ‘Molly Brown’s’ and watch as the latest in Spring/ Summer trends strut down the catwalk.
Queen’s Hall, Newtownards
Tickets cost £4.99 and includes a glass of Prosecco and goodie bag.
Tickets available from 5pm 20 February 2017 online 

Saturday 4 March
•    10am – 3pm – #LoveArdsFamilyFun 
A day of free fun for the entire family to enjoy. Balloon modelling, stilt walker, live music, weekly market, Ardglass Vikings, U105 radio roadshow and more. 
Conway Square
•    10am – 5pm - #LoveArdsBrowse&Buy
Pick up that something special in the array of shops throughout the town centre and the local weekly Market, don’t miss the #LoveArdsOffers&Promotions in participating retailers.
•    7pm – 9pm - #LoveArdsMovieNight
Lights, Camera, Action! The outdoor cinema rolls into Conway Square for one night only. So bring the entire family along to enjoy a family favourite screening that will be chosen by you, the public! Vote via Facebook events ‘LoveArds’
Seating available from 6pm, with screening to commence 7pm
Limited availability – admission free (non-ticketed)

#LoveArds is supported by The Department for Communities

3 March 2017 - 4 March 2017

Opening Times

  • Friday 3 March, 1pm-9pm
  • Saturday 4 March, 10am-9pm


  • Free

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