Ulster Fleadh

For the first time ever – the Ulster Fleadh comes to Bangor with lots of events planned during July 2016.

See their website here for further details and how to book!

Some brilliant free events as well!!

http://www.ulsterfleadh.com

 

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Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Bangor saw a free concert by the Red Hot Chilli Pipers on Saturday 26th July 2014 in front of the town hall.

This is a shot of them from the internet as unfortunately I wasn’t here to enjoy the show, and it’s not indicative of the day which, from all accounts, was hot and, as they played from 4pm – 6pm there was much dancing in the sun!

I’ll be sure to let you know when they are next here!!

The fun fair is coming

big wheelUpdate 2016

Each year there is a fun fair on Bangor seafront, near the McKee clock but this year I feared it wasnt coming as I had heard nothing about it’s arrival…and surely it was normally here by now?

However, this morning whilst leaving my daughter to school (always wonderful to have to drive past the seafront and see the sea, the marina and the gulls) we spotted the fun fair being constructed.

So soon, there will be big wheels, dodgems, helter-skelter, exciting rides I don’t know the names to, and little choo-choo trains for the babes.

As with all fun fairs the money drains quickly from your pockets as there is too much fun to be had, candy floss to buy and sticky lollies to get stuck to the tongues..and if you’re unlucky, the car seats, BUT it is always a day out to remember. Take advantage of the token offers and it is well worth it.

Harbour Hoedown 5th July

5th July is the annual Harbour Hoedown in Groomsport – a seaside village a mere 6 miles from Bangor (as the famous song says)

Here there will be face painting, magic tricks, and lots more family fun in the afternoon from 2pm – 6pm followed by live outdoor music in the evening from 7pm – 11pm, down by the harbour, headlined by the exciting Hayseed Dixie

This is a free event so you just need to settle yourselves in with your deckchairs and your picnic and enjoy a memorable holiday evening.

Bangor Seashore Festival 7-8 June 2014

Bangor Marina
Bangor Marina

This 2 day festival takes place around the centre of Bangor over the weekend of 7th – 8th June with a particular focus on the seafront.
There will be stalls on the promenade featuring local crafts and food, and music in the sunken gardens. Various events for all the family are planned throughout the whole weekend

Ahoy me hearties!!
Ahoy me hearties!!

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This event has been an annual one for the last number of years and I take my children there every year. It really is a fun day out and often there are naval ships docked at the pier and the public are allowed to go on board. Also at the pier are regular boat trips which are often oversubscribed so book early!!

Can’t recommend this event highly enough

Old sailing ships on Bangor pier
Old sailing ships on Bangor pier
Air show over Belfast lough
Air show over Belfast lough
stunning air acrobatics
stunning air acrobatics
Seashore festival on the marina
Seashore festival on the marina

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