Highlight events this year - dates for your diary! - events cancelled until 31 August 2020

1 April 2020 - 31 December 2020

Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - Thursday 2 July 2020 Update:

Ards and North Down Borough Council has made the difficult decision to cancel all Council events until 30 November 2020 in line with Government and Public Health Agency advice. Existing permissions granted to external organisations to hold events on Council land have also been suspended until the end of August - a decision that will be kept under review.

This spring sees the launch of our new season of events for 2020 - there is something for everyone to enjoy. Read on and plan your fun in Ards and North Down...

Recurring events

Weekend family fun at Cockle Row Cottages, Groomsport

Animal roadshows, crafts, Jumping Clay, face painting and so much more
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Weekend family fun at Portaferry Visitor Information Centre

Slime workshops, Plant and Play, crafts, balloon modelling and more
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May-New Years 2021
Experience Ards and North Down: Guided Tours and immersive experiences

Various locations
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The below events are organised by Ards and North Down Borough Council, for other events across the borough visit here.

Saturday 11 - Monday 13 April
Bangor’s BIG Easter
Various locations

Friday 8 - Sunday 10 May
VE Day 75th Anniversary Weekend: A shared moment of celebration 

A series of events:

Friday 8 May
May Day
Holywood town centre

Saturday 9 May
Ards and North Down Pipe Band and Drum Major Championships
Castle Park, Bangor

Sunday 10 May
VE Day Parade of Veterans and Armed Service Personnel
Conway Square, Newtownards
Sunday 10 May
VE Day Coach Tour 
North Down Museum, Castle Park, Bangor

Saturday 20 June 
Comber Earlies Food Festival
Comber town

Saturday 27 June - Sunday 5 July 
Festival by the Sea

A series of events:

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 June
Sea Bangor Festival
Bangor Seafront 
Thursday 25 - Sunday 28 June 
Bangor Town Regatta 2020
Marina/Ballyholme Bay area

Every Sunday in July
Summer Music in the Park
Ward Park, Bangor
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Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 July
Seaside Revival
Bangor Seafront
Saturday 4 July - Saturday 11 July
Laser European Youth Radial Championships 2020
Ballyholme Bay area

Every Sunday in August
Summer Music in the Park
Ward Park, Bangor

Saturday 8 August
Portavogie Seafood Festival
Portavogie Harbour
More info coming soon

Saturday 15 August
Groomsport Music and Fireworks
Groomsport Harbour
More info coming soon

Sunday 30 August 
The Bluegrass Picnic: Finale to Summer Music in the Park
Ward Park, Bangor

1 April 2020 - 31 December 2020

Opening Times

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  • Free

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