2013 marks the 400th Anniversary of Bangor’s town charter with a year-long programme of events to celebrate the cultural history of the town.
An exciting motoring event, special celebration concerts and light shows are some of the highlights of the planned programme.
If you love cars make sure you come along to Bangor Town Hall on Saturday 29th June. From 12pm onwards there will be a display of 400 cars, from vintage to performance. As well as an impressive selection of the finest modified cars that the country’s got to offer, there will also be interesting and varied vehicles from all sorts of clubs including the vintage, classic, military and biking fraternities. At 6pm the closure of the event will be marked by a special “Car Parade” around the town centre, led by the Central Band of The RAF.
Speaking about the event, Jim Caldwell from organisers Showerks said: “We are very excited to be organising this special event to mark Bangor’s 400th Anniversary. We will have a huge array of cars on display and are welcoming anyone with an interesting vehicle to take part. Entry is £10 per car but passengers and spectators at the event are free.
The online booking form is now live on our website and we encourage you to get your entries in as soon as possible so that you don’t miss out…space is already filling up fast! This year proceeds from the event will go towards supporting the NI Hospice.”
Other highlights from the weekend include, The HMS Bangor which will be moored alongside the Eisenhower Pier, armed forces activities on The Pier, a fabulous street theatre programme, children’s crafts and lots more. All of these activities will be taking place on both the Saturday and Sunday.
On Sunday 30th June at 3.00 pm over a hundred veterans will parade through the Town Centre to pay tribute to this special anniversary. The Parade will leave The British Legion at 3pm, then make its way around the town to Ward Park where a special Service of Remembrance will be held.
Other Town Centre attractions that weekend will be the return of the ever popular Fun Fair at The McKee Clock Arena and a special food fair featuring lots of local food traders which will be taking place in The Sunken Gardens and along The Promenade. Family activities will also be happening at Project 24 and of course there’s the usual range of entertainment at Pickie Park.
To book a car into the car display please visit: http://www.showerks.com/main/?page_id=21531