has stacks of fun things to do across NI, from family days out to gigs and
cultural events. Here are ten exciting things taking place this week (24-30
Road Race, Enniskillen, 28-29 June. Quiet country roads will
once again come alive to the sounds of motorcycle racing on closed public
Ireland National Road Championships, Derry~Londonderry, 27-30 June.
Hosted by Foyle Cycling Club, this three day festival of racing will gives
visitors to the city an opportunity to see the best of Irish racers, while
taking in the sights of the historic city.
Off Portrush, Portrush, 29-30 June. A full programme of events will
take place throughout the town starting with the Treasure Hunt, Pirate Dress
and Dance Competitions. Through drama and entertainment, performed in the
Amphitheatre and Antrim Gardens, the battle between the Leprechauns and
Tavish’s Pirates is played out. Movement between locations is staged as a
journey or pursuit with costumed characters, street entertainers, floats and
musicians all taking part in a grand street parade.
City Blues Festival 2019, Belfast, 28-30 June. This year’s programme has
something for everyone. With over 60 free live gigs, ’Blues On The Boat ‘ music
cruises and the festival’s new attraction ‘Blues At The River, Music And Food
Fest‘ live from Donegal Quay at the Big Blue Fish, this year’s Belfast City
Blues Festival is not to be missed.
Irish Game Fair & Fine Food Festival, Antrim, 29-30 June. The
Irish Game Fair at Shanes Castle is in its 41st year, a serious county sports
competition and as a fun-filled family day. There is action right across the fairgrounds
and an all-day arena entertainment programme.
International Walking Festival 2019, Newcastle, 28-30 June. The long-standing
and perennially popular walking event returns to the Mourne Mountains. It
provides a range of walks suitable for all ages and abilities, from lowland
routes to traversing the highest peaks.
Magic Flute, Belfast, 27-29 June. A handsome prince, a damsel in distress,
sorcerers, priests and a bumbling bird catcher – all are given life in Mozart’s
sublime blend of lyrical love duets, folk-like ditties and the explosive
coloratura of the Queen of the Night arias at the Grand Opera House.
Coast Foodie Tours – Heart of Portrush Tasting Tour, Portrush, 28 June.
Join your friends and embark on a 4.5 hour walking tour of Portrush’s only
craft beer brewery and finest gastronomic establishments, visiting four venues
to sample award-winning local produce. This tour is about getting together and
sharing food, drink, experiences and stories.
Earlies Food Festival, Comber, 29 June. Expect
interactive cookery demonstrations, an artisan food market, potato themed
children’s craft, a vintage tractor display, Jump, Jiggle and Jive children’s
dancing, Ark farm animal roadshow, a hay bale picnic and music from Cleland
Memorial Band, the Lily of the Valley Accordion Band and the Comber Silver
Food Festival, Omagh, 29-30 June. The event is aimed at bringing together
local producers and people with a love for food. There is something for all the
family at Omagh Food Festival. In addition to the wide range of exhibitors
& live cooking demos there is music, face painting and cupcake decoration
for kids, all part of the line-up to the free event.
more information on these events or to plan a short break in Northern Ireland,