Upcoming events in Northern Ireland

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Posted by Mags

Published June 23, 2017

discovernorthernireland.com has lots of fun things to do across Northern Ireland, from family days out to gigs and cultural events. We've put together a selection of exciting things taking place this week across Northern Ireland in the week ahead.

Upcoming events in Northern Ireland

Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival 2019

NW200 Race Week Festival, Coleraine, 11-18 May

Alongside the accelerating events on the nine mile circuit the 2019 NW200 Race Week Festival features a number of exhibitions, vehicle displays, chat shows, family motor fest, meet the rider’s session, live music, fireworks and much more.

Balmoral Show, Lisburn, 15 -18 May

Balmoral Show is Northern Ireland’s largest agri-food event and promises a fun-filled day out for all the family.  Livestock competitions, show jumping and fantastic local food are all on offer to be enjoyed.

Enniskillen Continental Market, Enniskillen, 17-19 May

The award-winning Continental Market makes its first appearance in Enniskillen in the grounds of Enniskillen Castle and will offer food lovers and families a chance to experience an array of delicious flavours and crafts from across the globe.

Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival, Ballycastle, 24 May – 2 June

This festival is a programme of nautical themed events in Ballycastle and Rathlin Island. Join in and help celebrate the rich diverse maritime Culture during this unique festival.

Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival, Belfast, 25-27 May

The magnificent masts of Tall Ships return to Belfast’s quaysides, signalling the start of one of the city’s most popular family events over the Bank Holiday weekend.  Sample an array of maritime-themed family fun and food or hop on-board one of the impressive vessels.

Masters World Strongman Championship, Belfast, 25-26 May

Taking place at Crumlin Road Gaol, the "legends of strongman" return to compete for a place in the final, with the four time World's Strongest Man, and two time Masters World Champion Zydrunas Savickas defending his title. Come along and watch them pull trucks, lift cars and flip giant tyres in the spectacular televised show.

Derry County Fleadh, Derry~Londonderry, 25 May

Musicians across Ulster are preparing for a busy summer as the Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann 2019 County Fleadhanna get into full swing.

Snow Patrol: Ward Park 3, Bangor, 25 May

Homegrown heroes Snow Patrol return to Bangor in May for a one day event celebrating Northern Ireland's music.  This unique event will see Snow Patrol supported by a host of homegrown bands, including: Two Door Cinema Club, Foy Vance, Ash, SOAK, Jealous of the Birds and Brand New Friend.

Belfast Parkland Tournament, Belfast, 29-31 May

The most prestigious courses within the Belfast area have come together for the third year to offer this unique tournament. Play in this Titanic-esque pairs event where the best scores count over three days. Individual daily prizes will also be available for the top scorers, along with nearest the pin and longest drive for both ladies and gentlemen.

Walled City 400, Derry~Londonderry, 18 February - 31 March 2020

An exciting range of events are taking place in the Walled City throughout March to mark the 400th anniversary of the completion of the Walls.

Tim Peake Spacecraft and VR Experience, Holywood, 20 February – 11 May.

Tim Peake’s Spacecraft, presented by Samsung and the Science Museum Group, is touring the UK and will land at the Ulster Transport Museum on 20 February. The display of the iconic craft will be accompanied by Space Descent VR supported by Samsung, a unique virtual reality adventure narrated by Tim Peake himself.

AVA Festival, Belfast, 31 May- 1 June

Taking place on the Boucher Road in Belfast, AVA is an audio-visual arts festival that celebrates, amplifies and develops the strong current of electronic music and digital visual arts.

A Step Back In Time, Omagh, until 14 June.

This exhibition at the Ulster American Folk Park includes almost 100 objects, ranging in date from a medieval brooch to a contemporary diamante embroidered costume for solo dance. Embroidered costumes, medals, and certificates will tell the story of the development of dance schools and the governing bodies for Irish Dance.

The 148th Open, Royal Portrush, Portrush, 14-21 July.

The 148th Open will return in 2019 to Royal Portrush Golf Club for the first time since 1951, marking a historic return after nearly 70 years.  Practice day tickets are still available and are a great opportunity to get up close to the best players in the world.


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