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  1. July Events
    Find out what's on in July 2024 in Ards and North Down. Within an hour of the bustling city of Belfast, Ards and North Down is a region brimming with creativity, we welcome you to celebrate with us; our maritime heritage, creatives, musicians and food – be entertained and inspired.
  2. Cockle Row Cottages
    Each Sunday throughout the summer will see activities and entertainment visiting the seaside village of Groomsport to provide an afternoon of FREE fun!
    1. 28 Jul 2024
    2. 4 Aug 2024
    3. 11 Aug 2024
    4. 18 Aug 2024
    5. 25 Aug 2024
  3. European youth sailing championships - ILCA6 class - on the water
    Bangor will take on an international air this summer when more than 400 youth sailors representing 27 European countries, and as many as 11 non-European countries arrive to compete in the 2024 ILCA 6 Youth European Championships and Open European Trophy.
    1. 27 Jul 20243 Aug 2024
  4. sailing - boats
    4 day fest celebrating Sail Racing, arts, culture, music dance food and family fun entertainment for everyone!
    1. 1 Aug 20244 Aug 2024
  5. Birds eye view of Donaghadee
    Donaghadee Community Development Association is delighted to present our bumper summer festival programme for 2024. As always we have retained some of your favourite events from previous years and taken the opportunity to introduce new events.
    1. 1 Jul 202420 Sep 2024
  6. a photo of a monument in the square in comber
    Comber Regeneration Community Partnership have launched their Summer Events and Comber Fringe Festival Events for 2024.
    1. 29 Jun 202424 Aug 2024
  7. Bangor Castle Walled Garden_corner

    We have put together a list of highlights in the borough that you can do or visit for free, no matter the season, whether you are a local resident or a visitor to the borough. There is plenty to be enjoyed for all, for little to no money.

  8. Donaghadee - 'Hope Street'
    Ever wondered where Hope Street is filmed? Find out all there is to know about the town of Port Devine in BBC One's Hope Street, Donaghadee. A beautiful seaside town, steeped in history and character, now famous world wide thanks to the hit TV series.
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Delve into rich culture and heritage, explore parks and gardens, discover the coast and feast on fabulous food.

  1. Golf in Ards and North Down
    Ards and North Down is renowned for for it’s most famous home grown player; world golf star Rory McIlroy and and Ireland's oldest golf club, The Royal Belfast. Perfect for your Society break, Ards and North Down have courses for all levels, and plenty to do to make your visit all the more worthwhile.
  2. Taste Ards and North Down
    Taste Ards and North Down - a leading food region where culinary innovation thrives. The finest and freshest ingredients are sourced in abundance from our fertile fields and sparkling shores and can be found at our markets, artisan food shops and dishes across the region's award-winning restaurants.
  3. Sustainable Tourism
    The need to be green and sustainable to protect the planet is increasing, across in our personal lives and for businesses. Tourism is no exception with many of our attractions, activity and accommodation providers taking steps to protect the environment and be more sustainable.
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