Ahoy Buccaneers and Pirate Fans – Have a Swashbuckling Easter in Bangor!

Want to be a pirate or a princess for the day? This Easter Monday, April 6, pirates will run amok in Bangor! If you would like to join in the fun and take part in the pirate-themed parade, then this is your opportunity to be part of it!

Ahoy Buccaneers and bike fans! Captain Jack Sparrow, John Shayegh meets Andy Perry of Trialstar at the McKee Clock to get ready for the Pirate Easter ‘Egg’ stravaganza Parade and Family Fun Day taking place on Easter Monday 6th April.

The spectacular parade will be taking place at 3pm on Easter Monday when over 200 children and young people from local youth and dance groups across North Down will take part in the spectacular Pirate Parade.  Look out for pirate ships, colourful bands, pirates, dancers and live music.  Led by The Mayor Ards and North Down, this is an extravaganza not to be missed!

The McKee Clock Arena, will play host to a special Moto Trial NI motorbike competition guaranteed to thrill and entertain young and old alike! The Pirates of Bangor marina have run aground and Ireland’s best trials riders will be competing over a challenging course of giant drift wood, treasure chests and even a ship wrecked Galleon in this specially designed, arena show to see who can win the treasure!!

Be prepared to be thrilled as these talented bikers showcase their amazing skills and perform some breath-taking stunts and manoeuvres! Starting at 11am, this spectacular show is not to be missed!

There are plenty of other activities happening around the Town too; Project 24 will be turned into “Pirate 24” for the day, a fun Treasure Island full of pirate-themed crafts, activities and music. Lots of fun for all the family!

And all of this coincides with the opening of the brand new pirate play park at Pickie Fun Park – check out the new park, take a ride on a swan, play in the play park or just have a coffee and relax in the café.

So come on down to Bangor with your family and friends this Easter for lots of family fun. If you would like to take part in the parade, please contact North Down Borough Council on: events@northdown.gov.uk. Help us make this the biggest Pirate Parade ever!

For further information check www.northdowntourism.com