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Picnic in the Park

Ward Park - Bandstand, Access via Hamilton Road or Gransha Road, Bangor, County Down, BT20 4LH
Bluegrass picnic


The popular family-friendly Picnic in the Park event returns to Ward Park for another summer with free live music at the bandstand from 3 – 5pm every Sunday in July and August. Just pack a picnic, bring a rug or folding chairs and some suncream (or waterproofs!) and enjoy the best of the summer in the open air.

We have a great programme of live music including...

7 July | The Gold Tips, a non-stop soul hurricane

14 July | All female alternative rock band Monday's Child

21 July | Lads Of The Lough, a lively five-piece from the shores of Lough Neagh. They play folk, traditional, and bluegrass music with a very modern twist.

28 July | Local favourites Jackie Rainey and the Sweet Beats

4 August | Punk classics from Wasted Talent

11 August | The five piece AC?DC delivering songs from the Bon Scott era

18 August | Anna's number, renowned for their expansive, inventive setlist – from 60s rock ‘n’ roll to 70s funk/soul classics to noughties Clubland bangers


The Broken String Band wrapping up the summer at our Big Bluegrass Picnic on 25th August.


This event is Grant Aided by Ards and North Down Borough Council's Tourism Department.



  • All areas accessible to disabled visitors

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Opening Times

Every Sunday (7 July 2024 - 25 Aug 2024)
Sunday15:00 - 17:00

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A2 from Belfast

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5 minutes walk from Bangor train and bus station

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