Upcoming events in Northern Ireland

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Posted by Discover Northern Ireland

Published August 8, 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

GAME OF THRONES™: The Touring Exhibition, Belfast

Land of Legends at W5, Belfast, 1 June-1 September

This immersive exhibition at W5 takes visitors on an exploration of some of Northern Ireland's exciting landscapes and introduces you to the mythical creatures that roamed our land. 

Open House Festival, Bangor, 1-31 August

Visitors can head along to the seaside town of Bangor and enjoy headline national and international artists along with local musicians, writers, chefs and performances over this month long festival. 

Foyle Pride Festival, Derry~Londonderry, 15-24 August

A packed programme of events celebrating Pride in the city which includes a football match, a theatre production and culminating in the Pride parade on the 24th.

Return to Winterfell - An Evening with George RR Martin, Castle Ward, 21 August

An intimate evening with the Game of Thrones® creator at the home of the Stark family, at Castle Ward, otherwise known as Winterfell in the show. This promises to be a special evening, in an intimate environment where George RR Martin shares his experiences and answers questions in a Q&A. Dress up and enjoy a celebration feast and music - a must for every thronie.

Pride In Newry - International UK & Ireland Pride 2019, Newry, 22-31 August

This year's festival has over 10 days of free events including a colourful parade, a free outdoor concert with B*witched performing, culminating in an exciting fireworks display to close the festival.

Lap the Lough, Moy, 23-25 August

Northern Ireland’s largest cycle event sees 2000 cyclists pedalling around Lough Neagh. The event this year takes place in Moy & Charlemont on the Tyrone and Armagh border and will see a weekend of cycle events suitable for all the family.

Wake the Giant Festival 2019, Warrenpoint, 24-25 August

Visitors and locals will be treated to a new twist in the tale to wake the impressive 32-foot giant, Finn, assisted by a merry band of acrobats, drummers, sprites and fairies.

The Ould Lammas Fair, Ballycastle, 24-27 August

Every year thousands flock to Ballycastle for Ireland’s oldest fair. The seaside town bustles with street trading, bargaining, traditional music, dancing, horse trading, amusements, artisan markets and much more.

Belfast Mela, Belfast, 25 August

Organised by ArtsEkta, one of Belfast’s leading arts and cultural organisations, this year’s Belfast Mela is set to provide a wonderful family day out to celebrate increasing cultural diversity with music, dance, food and much more from around the world.

Siege of Carrickfergus, Carrickfergus, 26 August

This spectacular event will take place against the backdrop of the famous Norman Castle. Re-enactors from across Northern Ireland and Scotland will bring history to life, dressed in period costume, during a fun day to mark the anniversary of the Siege of Carrickfergus.

Jawbox Sip & Paint Evening with Aly Harte, Belfast, 29 August

Create your own gin themed painting masterpiece whilst enjoying Jawbox’s famous gin, as part of the Jawbox Summer Takeover at The Chelsea.

The Glenarm Festival of Voice, Glenarm, 30 August – 1 September

Join Northern Ireland Opera and Radio 3 for this weekend festival of singing, with six events over three days in and around the beautiful village of Glenarm on the North Coast of Antrim.

Bluegrass Festival, Omagh, 30 August - 1 September

The 28th annual Bluegrass Omagh music festival returns to the Ulster American Folk Park. Award-winning American and European bands and performers will descend on the museum to join acclaimed acts from across Ireland.

Carnival of Colours 2019, Derry~Londonderry, 31 August – 1 September

The Carnival of Colours is a two day circus, music and arts festival in Brooke Park, which showcases local and international circus, theatre, arts and music talent

GAME OF THRONES™: The Touring Exhibition, Belfast,until 8th September

Don't miss your last chance to visit this unique exhibition at the TEC in Belfast.  Step inside Westeros, see authentic props and costumes from the show and sit on the Throne itself.  The ultimate on every Thronie's bucket list.

Maritime Mile, various locations around Belfast, until September

Visit all 11 objects, chat to them and find out more about our maritime history. Interact with them using your mobile and instructions on nearby signage.



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