Join Ards & North Down Borough Council this Saturday 18th August at Groomsport for an evening of live music, family entertainment and a spectacular fireworks finale. This year’s headline act will be Mack Fleetwood a Fleetwood Mac tribute band supported by Wookalily, who will delivering toe tapping alternative folk music. The event will be compered by mentalist, magician and musician Joel Mawhinney. Cockle Row Cottages are open from 11.00 am – 8.00 pm with free family fun between 2.00pm and 4.00pm. Funfair open from 4pm (charges apply). Get home on the free late night bus departing from Groomsport’s Main Street at 10.30pm and 11pm going to Bangor Bus Station.
Not every woman gets to spend the night with George Clooney… but Bridie Murphy does! Over the course of one night, Bridie takes George on the journey of her life; from the terrible lows to the hilarious highs and charts the course to her unlikely future. Brought to you by West Belfast’s award-winning Brassneck Theatre Company, this hilarious night of theatre at the Market Place this Friday and Saturday will leave everyone wishing that they too could spend ‘A Night With George’
Become a Rock Detective for a day this Saturday afternoon at Marble Arch Caves! Join in this jam packed afternoon of interactive hands on fun where you can discover more about the fascinating rocks, landscapes and people of the Geopark. Suitable for children aged from 4 – 12 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential but please note this is a free event.
This Saturday 18th August, the beautiful Manor House and grounds of Parkanaur Forest Park will host the annual Castlecaulfield Horticultural Show and Vintage Rally. Featuring flowers, fruit, vegetables, cookery, crafts, photography and live music. Craft stalls and fun activities open from 12.30pm. High tea can be taken in the ballroom and BBQ will be in the grounds. Show Marquee open from 1.30pm. Prize giving by Anne Marie McAleese, Radio Ulster’s presenter of Your Place & Mine.
Lumarina, the family friendly, fun filled, free event at Ballyronan Marina is back! This annual spectacular illumination has gained a reputation for amazing entertainment, with the picturesque backdrop of the Lough providing a unique atmosphere at this family themed event. On Friday 17th August, from 6pm – 10pm, Mid Ulster District Council will shine a light on the beauty of Lough Neagh, as the Marina provides the backdrop for an evening of music and entertainment with the grand finale fireworks spectacular taking place at 9.45pm.
Make and Take with Creative Coast Community this Saturday is a new and exciting event for the North Coast in summer 2018, taking place in Portballintrae Village Hall. For the first time ever a collective of some of the Creative Coast’s most talented artists and creators are coming together to host the inaugural ‘Make & Take’ event. Starting at 10am there will be sessions throughout the day, in which you can participate in hands-on creative workshops, leaving each one with your own handiwork!
Visiting Titanic Belfast over the 18th & 19th August? There will be lots of free family fun from 12noon – 4pm on the plaza and surrounding area, including face painting, caricaturists, graffiti artists, chalk art and buskers! Titanic Foundation Ltd will be running a Maritime Photo Walking Tour (2.30pm – 4pm) and Titanic Taster Art Trail (2pm – 3.30pm) around the Quarter on Sunday 19th August for only £5pp! Meet at the Titanic Sign (Photo Tour) or at the festival space next to SS Nomadic (Art Trail) on the day to join the tour. On Saturday 18th, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) will be providing children with the chance to get dressed up in the RNLI Crew Kit. Libraries NI Pop-up Library will also be joining the outdoor festivities, so come along and let the kids choose their new favourite book.
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