Gala Fest 2021 blends new and popular traditional events

17 July 2020 - 23 July 2021

Welcome to Gala Fest 2021!

This varied programme of events has something for everyone: sporting and creative competitions, historic and environmental walks and talks, art and craft displays and workshops as well as music and dance events. 

Come along with your family and enjoy the array of events and activities that Gala has provided all whilst adhering to government guidelines.

The Portaferry Gala programme includes ticketed events which must be pre-booked to attend. For more information and bookings, see the Portaferry Gala website and Facebook Page.

Programme subject to change

All events have been risk assessed – where possible events have been ticketed for peoples safety – please don’t come to an event if you are feeling unwell.

Supported by Ards and North Down Borough Council.

Time Event Price Location Additional Information
Ongoing Emoji Challenge Free Online See the Gala Facebook page each day for details
Ongoing Gala Clue Free Online Answer on Friday
10.30am Arts and Crafts Workshop Free Community Centre Creating decoupage flower pots. All ages welcome. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
1pm and 3pm Storytelling Walking Tour Free Market House Afternoon Tea included
12pm - 4pm The Big Lunch Street Party Free All over Portaferry Residents organise lunches in their own areas with neighbours
Time Event Price Location Additional Information
Ongoing Emoji Challenge Free Online See the Gala Facebook page each day for details
10.30am Arts & Crafts Workshop Free Community Centre Book Art - upcycling books to make keepsake hedgehogs. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
11am Intro to Yoga Free Zoom Yoga with Elaine McGowan.
11.30am / 1.30pm / 3.30pm  Gala Family Fun Adventure Free Community Centre Includes archery, climbing tower, inflatables and gaming bus. Must have one adult (18+) per group
1.30pm - 3pm Car Treasure Hunt Free Community Centre Vouchers for winners.
Time Event Price Location Additional Information
Ongoing Emoji Challenge Free Online See the Gala Facebook page each day for details
10am How Does Your Garden Grow? Free Various Best kept garden competition. Preregistered and judged within COVID guidelines. Prizes = vouchers
11am / 12pm Arts and Crafts Workshop Free Community Centre Japanese “Furin” Windchime. Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult
11am - 2pm Youth Challenge - Mission Impossible (Beach Clean) Free Market House Age 7 - 17 only. Vouchers for Peninsula Sport for winning team.
3pm Drive In Bingo Free Chapel Car Park  
6.30pm Fitness Session with John Toner Free Community Centre HIIT and core with John Toner Fitness.
7pm

Wine Tasting

*Sold Out*

£15 The Narrows Includes light supper.
Time Event Price Location Additional Information
Ongoing Emoji Challenge Free Online See the Gala Facebook page each day for details
Ongoing Crazy Hair Do Free Online Vouchers for winners
10am Market Fair Day Free Anne Street Football Field  
11am / 12pm Arts and Crafts Workshop Free Community Centre Japanese "Furin" Windchime. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
1pm - 3pm Walking Treasure Hunt Free Market House Ice cream vouchers for participation
6pm Tone R Spin Fitness with Clare Toner Free Community Centre 20 spaces only
7pm Team Relay Race Free Around the town Over 18s. Individual registration on gala website, and teams will be randomly selected
Time Event Price Location Additional Information
Ongoing Emoji Challenge Free Online See the Gala Facebook page each day for details
10.30am Arts and Crafts Workshop Free Community Centre Beginners crochet event.and crochet exhibition
12pm

Drive in cinema - Scoob 

*Sold Out*

Free St Patrick's Chapel Car Park

Popcorn to be provided to each car 

2.30pm

Drive in cinema - The Lion King (2019) 

*Sold Out*

Free

St Patrick's Chapel Car Park

Popcorn to be provided to each car
3pm Arts and Crafts Workshop Free Community Centre Mosaic Art. Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult
6.30pm Tone R Spin Fitness with John Toner Free Community Centre 20 spaces only
Time Event Price Location Additional Information
Ongoing Emoji Challenge Free Online See the Gala Facebook page each day for details
10.30am McCallum Cup Free Portaferry GAC Juvenile hurling / camogie
11am Dog Show Free Anne Street, Football Field Register by 11am, Tuesday 20 July
3pm Arts and Crafts Workshop Free Community Centre Rainbow cloud dreamcatcher wooden cloud decorated with wool and rainbow ribbons
6pm Tone R Spin with Clare Toner Free Community Centre 20 spaces only
6.30pm Tractor Run Free Community Centre Takeaway supper to be provided after
Time Event Price Location Additional Information
Ongoing Emoji Challenge Free Online See the Gala Facebook page each day for details
10am Arts & Crafts Workshop Free Community Centre Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult
12.30pm Beginners Yoga Free Community Centre Introduction to Yoga with Elaine McGowan
3pm Arts and Crafts Workshop Free Community Centre Everlasting notebook using paper, card, and collage to make a memo pad holder
4pm Talk of the Walk (judging) Free Various Static float display.
17 July 2020 - 23 July 2021

Opening Times

  • Times vary see website

Prices

  • Prices vary see website

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