Upcoming events in Northern Ireland

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Posted by Discover Northern Ireland

Published May 23, 2019


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

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.

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.

Belfast Craft Beer Festival, Belfast, 31 May - 1 June

Whether it is a delicious craft beer or a tasty gin cocktail that tickles your fancy, guests can relax in the atmospheric marquee or sit back under the stars in the beautiful surroundings of Custom House Square, right in the heart of Belfast city. There will be a selection of cocktails featuring Irish favourites and the chance to taste some of the nation’s favorite craft beers and ciders.

World Oceans Day, Portrush, 8 June

Join Visit Causeway for an exciting boat trip with the Irish Whales and Dolphines Group on board the Causeway Lass.

BBC Radio 4's Gardener's Question Time Summer Garden Party, Newtownards, 8 June

BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time is returning to the shores of Strangford Lough to hold its annual Summer Garden Party in the beautiful surrounds of the National Trust’s Mount Stewart.

Belfast Book Festival 2019, Belfast, 7-16 June

This year's line-up at The Crescent Arts Centre and partner venues across the city features authors, comedians and journalists, delivering a unique, diverse and highly creative programme that caters from a wide range of interests and explores many topical themes.

Fun Bike Food Tour Weekend, Strangford, 7-9 June

An exclusive short break in one of the most beautiful parts of Northern Ireland, combining both culinary and cycling adventure for 10 people led by award winning Belfast City & Country Bike Tours.

Bushmills Salmon & Whiskey Festival, Bushmills, 7-9 June

Two days of fantastic entertainment and activities will spread across Bushmills Main Street, Millennium Park, Bushmills Distillery and The Salmon Fisheries.

Causeway Coast Amateur Golf Tournament, Ballycastle, 3-7 June

Experience golf like you have never experienced it before with The Causeway Coast Amateur Golf Tournament.  Having run successfully since  the 1960s it attracts up to 600 golfers annually from all over the world.

Shortcross Gin Evening, Bangor, 7 June

Join The Old Inn for a fantastic evening of gin and food, and learn about Shortcross Gin from the experts. Evening includes blended gin cocktails and a four course tasting menu.

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.

Art in the Garden, Holywood, 15 June-1 July

The Culloden Estate, in conjunction with Gormleys Fine Arts, will play host to a unique art exhibition, including the largest collection of Dali’s works seen in Ireland.  Fourteen pieces from the Dali Universe in Switzerland will lead the exhibition, which will contain over 120 sculptures, housed both in the estate grounds and in the hotel itself. 

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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