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  1. Fresh bread, food on a market stall
    Rocky road buns, food on a market stall
    Puff pastry food on a market stall
    Fresh bread, food on a market stall
    Rocky road buns, food on a market stall
    Puff pastry food on a market stall

    Address

    Various locations

    Type

    Type:

    Markets / Fairs

    Taste Summer in Ards and North Down from 18 June - 3 July, throughout this packed 2-week programme don’t forget to visit our weekly markets in Bangor and Newtownards, and monthly Market on the Square in Portaferry. 

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  2. A photograph of Newtownards Christmas Tree lit at night with Ards Arts Centre in the backdrop

    Newtownards

    Address

    Town centre, Newtownards, County Down, BT23 4NP

    Telephone

    028 9182 6846

    Price

    Free

    Type

    Type:

    Christmas Events

    Details to be confirmed. Keep an eye on this webpage, follow our social channels on Facebook and Instagram or sign up to our e-newsletter for up to date information on events and things to do in the borough.

    Dates

    From:
    26 Nov 2022

    Price

    Free
  3. Donaghadee Harbour from the sea, a birds eye view
    Donaghadee town and harbour  from the sea at dusk
    Image of Donaghadee lighthouse and boats tied in the harbour
    a photo of donaghadee lighthouse
    Donaghadee Harbour from the sea, a birds eye view
    Donaghadee town and harbour  from the sea at dusk
    Image of Donaghadee lighthouse and boats tied in the harbour
    a photo of donaghadee lighthouse

    Donaghadee

    Address

    Lemons Wharf, (Near the playground close to the Pier), Donaghadee, County Down, BT21 0HE

    Telephone

    028 9182 6846

    Type

    Type:

    Markets / Fairs

    Part of the Taste Autumn in Ards and North Down Programme.
    Enjoy the tastes of the borough at this outdoor artisan food market.
    Update, following the sad news of the death of the sovereign Queen Elizabeth II, this event has now been cancelled.

    Dates

  4. Sunset at Burr Point Ballyhalbert, E sculpture marking the most easterly point in Ireland.
    Drone image of Burr Point the most easterly point in Ireland
    Aurora
    Double cluster in Perseus
    Cassiopeia
    Dumbbell Nebula
    North American Nebula in Cygnus
    Sunset at Burr Point Ballyhalbert, E sculpture marking the most easterly point in Ireland.
    Drone image of Burr Point the most easterly point in Ireland
    Aurora
    Double cluster in Perseus
    Cassiopeia
    Dumbbell Nebula
    North American Nebula in Cygnus

    Ballyhalbert

    Address

    Burr Point, Ballyhalbert Harbour, Ballyhalbert, County Down, BT22 1DL

    Telephone

    028 9182 6846

    Price

    Price £2.00 Per Ticket

    Type

    Type:

    Outdoors Event

    Part of the Taste Autumn in Ards and North Down Programme.
    Experience the incredible starry skies above Burr Point, the most easterly point in Ireland. Astronomers from the Northern Ireland Amateur Astronomy Society will be on hand with their…

    Dates

    Price

    Price £2.00 Per Ticket
  5. Photo of The Echlinville Distillery sign on exterior of building
    Close up view of Echlinville whiskey barrels in storage
    Indie Fude Comber
    Photo of The Echlinville Distillery sign on exterior of building
    Close up view of Echlinville whiskey barrels in storage
    Indie Fude Comber

    Kircubbin

    Address

    The Echlinville Distillery, 62 Gransha Road, Kircubbin, County Down, BT22 1AJ

    Price

    Price £40.00 Per Ticket

    Type

    Type:

    Tour

    Part of the Taste Autumn in Ards and North Down Programme.
    Experience the sights, sounds and smells of Ireland first farm distillery – home of Ireland’s best known whiskeys, gins and Poitín along with a selection of Irish cheese by Indie Füde.

    Dates

    From:
    24 Sept 2022

    Price

    Price £40.00 Per Ticket
  6. Walled Garden Helen's Bay main house
    A box full of delicious organic vegetables picked from the garden
    a photo of a sign saying the walled garden
    Walled Garden Helen's Bay main house
    A box full of delicious organic vegetables picked from the garden
    a photo of a sign saying the walled garden

    Helen's Bay

    Address

    The Walled Garden Helen's Bay, 47 Craigdarragh Road, Helen's Bay, County Down, BT19 1UB

    Telephone

    02891270069

    Type

    Type:

    Food & Drink

    Part of the Taste Summer in Ards and North Down programme. This beautiful afternoon will will provide you with a hint of Downtown luxury within the tranquil setting of this picturesque garden.

    Dates

  7. blair mayne statue in front of the ards town hall

    Newtownards

    Address

    Town Hall, Conway Square, Newtownards, County Down, BT23 4NP

    Telephone

    028 9182 6846

    Price

    Price £5.00 Per Ticket

    Type

    Type:

    Tour

    Start the New Year and shake off the cobwebs from 2021 by exploring the rich and varied history of Newtownards. The tour will take you on a journey through time, visiting the Medieval plantation and Georgian periods discovering the many interesting…

    Dates

    Price

    Price £5.00 Per Ticket
  8. Image of Donaghadee lighthouse and boats tied in the harbour
    The Motte Donaghadee
    Image of Donaghadee lighthouse and boats tied in the harbour
    The Motte Donaghadee

    Donaghadee

    Address

    The Bull & Claw Restaurant, 7-9 Moat Street, Donaghadee, County Down, BT21 0DA

    Telephone

    028 9188 2262

    Price

    Price £60.00 Per Ticket

    Type

    Type:

    Food & Drink

    Part of the Taste Autumn in Ards and North Down Programme.
    Chef Craig Beazley crafts a four course dinner inspired by the full range of spirits made by the distillers of at Donaghadee, and guests get to hear about the making of Copeland Distillery.

    Dates

    Price

    Price £60.00 Per Ticket
  9. Collage of Tide and Turf Portavogie
    Portavogie name on boat
    Suzie Lee carrying out a cookery demonstration
    Market stalls at Tide and Turf Portavogie
    Merry go round carousel in motion
    Portavogie Harbour
    Fun event sign 'Advice from a starfish'
    Chalkboard listing items for sale at a previous Seafood Festival
    Collage of Tide and Turf Portavogie
    Portavogie name on boat
    Suzie Lee carrying out a cookery demonstration
    Market stalls at Tide and Turf Portavogie
    Merry go round carousel in motion
    Portavogie Harbour
    Fun event sign 'Advice from a starfish'
    Chalkboard listing items for sale at a previous Seafood Festival

    Portavogie

    Address

    Fish Market and Harbour area, Portavogie, County Down, BT22 1EB

    Telephone

    028 9182 6846

    Type

    Type:

    Food & Drink

    Part of our Taste Autumn in Ards and North Down programme.
    A FREE family fun event showcasing local food and drink featuring celebrity chefs Theo Randall and Suzie Lee.

    Dates

    From:
    24 Sept 2022
  10. Chef Paula McIntyre
    Freshly dug potatoes in the earth
    Hands holding Comber Early potatoes
    Photo of the Church from the car park, showing the entrance gates and arch way leading to the front doors of the church
    Chef Paula McIntyre
    Freshly dug potatoes in the earth
    Hands holding Comber Early potatoes
    Photo of the Church from the car park, showing the entrance gates and arch way leading to the front doors of the church

    Comber

    Address

    St Marys Church car park to farm at Island Hill, Comber, County Down, BT23 5DU

    Telephone

    028 9182 6846

    Price

    Price £20.00 Per Ticket

    Type

    Type:

    Food & Drink

    Part of the Taste Summer in Ards and North Down programme. On this tour you will visit the stunning location where the Comber Early grows and is harvested, learn a little bit more about them, get involved in harvesting them yourself and lots of…

    Dates

    Price

    Price £20.00 Per Ticket
  11. A photo of the picturesque view of Portaferry town from Strangford Lough. The Strangford Ferry is in the shot.
    Photo of Windmill Hill and Portaferry lit in the evening
    An aerial photo of portaferry
    Close up view of Echlinville whiskey barrels in storage
    A photo of the picturesque view of Portaferry town from Strangford Lough. The Strangford Ferry is in the shot.
    Photo of Windmill Hill and Portaferry lit in the evening
    An aerial photo of portaferry
    Close up view of Echlinville whiskey barrels in storage

    Portaferry

    Address

    1 The Strand, Portaferry, County Down, BT22 1PE

    Price

    Price £60.00 Per Ticket

    Type

    Type:

    Food & Drink

    Part of the Taste Autumn in Ards and North Down Programme.
    Our Chef will craft a four course dinner inspired by the full range of spirits made by the distillers of Echlinville Distillery and guests get to hear the stories behind heritage brands like…

    Dates

    Price

    Price £60.00 Per Ticket
  12. picnic basket and blanket

    Comber

    Address

    Island Hill, Ringcreevy Road, Comber, County Down, BT23 5DU

    Telephone

    028 9182 6846

    Type

    Type:

    Food & Drink

    Cancelled: Part of the Taste Summer in Ards and North Down programme. Take part in National Picnic Week, with an afternoon picnic at Island Hill, Comber.

    Dates

  13. Fresh bread, food on a market stall
    Rocky road buns, food on a market stall
    Puff pastry food on a market stall
    Fresh bread, food on a market stall
    Rocky road buns, food on a market stall
    Puff pastry food on a market stall

    Address

    Various locations, County Down

    Telephone

    028 9127 0069

    Type

    Type:

    Markets / Fairs

    Part of the Taste Autumn in Ards and North Down programme.
    We have a number of regular local markets that take place throughout the year, renowned for their artisan qualities and food fayre. These are the market dates that fall into our two week…

    Dates

    From:
    10 Sept 2022to24 Sept 2022
  14. Local school children perform a traditional dance on May Day around Ireland's only Maypole
    May Day design graphic
    A photo of Ireland's only Maypole on May Day, dressed with ribbons used in the traditional May Day dance
    May Day map of activity
    Local school children perform a traditional dance on May Day around Ireland's only Maypole
    May Day design graphic
    A photo of Ireland's only Maypole on May Day, dressed with ribbons used in the traditional May Day dance
    May Day map of activity

    Holywood

    Address

    Town Centre, Holywood, County Down, BT18 9AB

    Telephone

    028 9127 0069

    Type

    Type:

    Family Fun

    Holywood will be abuzz on May Day, Monday 2 May, for its annual event of music, merriment, family fun and of course May Day dancing performed by local school children. This is a free family fun day, organised by Ards and North Down Borough Council…

    Dates

  15. Sea Bangor Celebrates the Platinum Jubilee logo
    Collage of imagery representing the Sea Bangor event
    A photo taken from behind two people admiring the view of boats on the water
    Kids having a go at the Sea Bangor Graffiti wall
    Sea Bangor Celebrates the Platinum Jubilee logo
    Collage of imagery representing the Sea Bangor event
    A photo taken from behind two people admiring the view of boats on the water
    Kids having a go at the Sea Bangor Graffiti wall

    Bangor

    Address

    Quay Street car park and Eisenhower Pier, Quay Street, Bangor, County Down, BT20 5ED

    Telephone

    028 9127 0069

    Type

    Type:

    Family Fun

    Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service, to celebrate Bangor Seafront will come alive with activity on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 June for Sea Bangor Celebrates the Platinum…

    Dates

  16. Front exterior of Pier 36 in daytime
    a photo of donaghadee lighthouse
    Front exterior of Pier 36 in daytime
    a photo of donaghadee lighthouse

    Donaghadee

    Address

    Pier 36 Restaurant, The Parade, Donaghadee, County Down, BT21 0HE

    Price

    Price £45.00 Per Ticket

    Type

    Type:

    Food & Drink

    Part of the Taste Autumn in Ards and North Down Programme.
    Pier 36 is serious about steak, with seafood and streaks paired with yummy local brews, you're in for a real treat.

    Dates

    Price

    Price £45.00 Per Ticket
  17. Pipe Band in action
    Photo of the side view of Bangor Castle (Bangor Town Hall) on a beautiful sunny day framed by flowers
    Pipe Band in action
    Pipe Band in action
    Photo of the side view of Bangor Castle (Bangor Town Hall) on a beautiful sunny day framed by flowers
    Pipe Band in action

    Castle Park Avenue, Bangor

    Address

    Castle Park, Town Hall/Bangor Castle, Castle Park Avenue, Bangor, County Down, BT20 4BT

    Telephone

    028 9267 0445

    Type

    Type:

    Show / Display

    Saturday 14 May will see the return of the annual Ards and North Down Pipe Band and Drum Major Championships in the grounds of Castle Park, located in Bangor Town Centre at the Town Hall, organised in conjunction with the Royal Scottish Pipe Band…

    Dates

  18. Celebrity chef Theo Randall
    A Portavogie boat
    Portavogie Harbour
    Statue of a fisherman in Portavogie
    Portavogie Harbour
    Celebrity chef Theo Randall
    A Portavogie boat
    Portavogie Harbour
    Statue of a fisherman in Portavogie
    Portavogie Harbour

    Portavogie

    Address

    Fish Market, Portavogie Harbour, Portavogie, County Down, BT22 1EA

    Telephone

    028 9182 6846

    Price

    Price £60.00 Per Ticket

    Type

    Type:

    Food & Drink

    Part of the Taste Autumn in Ards and North Down Programme.
    Celebrity Chef Theo Randall hosts this unique evening showcasing the finest local produce with a 5 course tasting menu curated by himself and the team at the South Eastern Regional College…

    Dates

    Price

    Price £60.00 Per Ticket
  19. Photograph of Christmas decor in Bangor of a Reindeer and its young lit up within a globe of fairy lights

    Bangor

    Address

    Town centre, Bangor, County Down, BT20 5AG

    Telephone

    028 9127 0069

    Price

    Free

    Type

    Type:

    Christmas Events

    The Christmas Market returns to Bangor with an abundance of festive treats on offer selling artisan foods and local crafts.  This is the perfect spot to kick off some early Christmas shopping.

    Dates

    From:
    19 Nov 2022

    Price

    Free
  20. Photo of the Rollo Gillespie Monument standing tall in the centre of Comber Square
    a photo of a monument in the square in comber
    Exterior of No 14 at The Georgian House
    Exterior of bar restaurant
    Sugacane Cafe Bistro signage
    Photo of the Rollo Gillespie Monument standing tall in the centre of Comber Square
    a photo of a monument in the square in comber
    Exterior of No 14 at The Georgian House
    Exterior of bar restaurant
    Sugacane Cafe Bistro signage

    Comber

    Address

    Comber town, Comber, County Down, BT23 5DX

    Telephone

    028 9182 6846

    Price

    Price £50.00 Per Ticket

    Type

    Type:

    Food & Drink

    Part of the Taste Summer in Ards and North Down programme. Wind your way around Comber town centre, stopping in renowned locations offering food to stir all the senses.

    Dates

    Price

    Price £50.00 Per Ticket
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