The Sails and Sounds Festival is running for the third consecutive year.

The Sails and Sounds Festival is running for the third consecutive year. It is a fun filled four day festival hosting traditional sailing boats, including rowing, tall ships, and all classes of boats in a parade of sail. 

The festival hosts traditional Scottish music, dance workshops, free kids’ entertainment and concerts throughout the town.

You can have a trip up Strangford Lough in the tall ships and lunch is even provided. Music will play throughout the town all week in various venues including local pubs. There will be dance and music workshops in both Irish and Scottish music.

The free kids’ entertainment includes arts and crafts (where you can make you very own pirate hat and accessories!), a bouncy castle, face painting and balloon modellers to name only a few.

There will be a street theatre re-enactment ‘the Smugglers of Strangford Lough’, Maritime history talks and exhibits and one act Drama events in various locations.

For accommodation information contact Ards and North Down Visitor Information Centre.


This event is grant aided by Ards and North Down Borough Council's Tourism Department

28 June 2018 - 1 July 2018

Opening Times

  • Various see website for details


  • Various see website for details

Contact Details

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