Events on the North Coast

 

 



Check back here regularly for news and events from the local area.

 

Ballycastle Food Tour

Ballycastle, 5 May - 6 May

A food tour of Ballycastle, learning about local culture, whilst tasting some of the best foods and produce in the North of Ireland, served up by passionate owners and chefs. This town is regularly voted 'Best Place to Live' - let me show you why.

Portrush Music Society Presents "9 to 5 The Musical"

Coleraine, 28 Apr - 6 May

This is a hilarious musical comedy based on the hit movie "9 to 5" about three office workers who turn the tables on their sexist boss. Join Portrush Music Society for a fabulous evening of music, drama and fun at the Riverside Theatre.

Tony Villiers and the Villans at Crusoes

Castlerock, Coleraine, 6 May

Tony Villiers and the Villains are making their first appearance at Crusoes. Patrons will also enjoy a special dining experience at Crusoes during a sublime evening of Jazz music.

NW200 Faces & Places Family Fun Day

Ballymoney, 6 May

Join Causeway Museum Service for our North West 200 Family Fun Day. An afternoon of free themed games and make-and-take crafts, this promises to be an enjoyable and interactive event for all the family.

Stand Up Paddleboard River Trail

Limavady, 8 May

Flow with Nature down the River Roe whilst learning the skills and techniques of this increasingly popular sport.

North West 200 Race Week Festival

Portrush, 7 May - 13 May

This week long festival provides a fantastic range of entertainment, motorsport and information for the many visitor that flock to the Causeway Coast to watch the North West 200 motorbike racing.

Vauxhall International North West 200

Portrush, 7 May - 13 May

The Vauxhall International North West 200 attracts the finest line-up of road racers on the planet, drawing thousands of visitors to watch the festival of speed where stars like Guy Martin, Michael Dunlop and John McGuiness thrill 85,000 fans.

Stand Up Paddleboard River Trail

Limavady, 15 May

Flow with Nature down the River Roe whilst learning the skills and techniques of this increasingly popular sport.

Eilish O'Carroll stars in Live, Love, Laugh at the Riverside Theatre

Coleraine, 17 May

Eilish O'Carroll is best known as Winnie McGoolan in her brother Brendan's successful BBC sitcom "Mrs Brown's Boys". Eilish stars in "Live, Love, Laugh" and comes into her own with a humorous, reflective look on her eventful life.
 

Bushmills Food Tour

Bushmills, 19 May - 20 May

A food tour of Bushmills, learning about local culture, whilst tasting some of the best foods and produce in the North of Ireland, served up by passionate owners and chefs. This town is a treasure trove of whiskey, salmon and potatoes.
 

 

Crusoes Jazz Night with Shawn Jones

Castlerock, Coleraine, 20 May

Shawn who will be joined by the legendary Bob Gross (on bass) is the epitome of American Blues/Roots/Rock music. His skills as a seasoned songwriter, guitarist and vocalist make him one of the most dynamic and relevant artists on today’s music scene.

Stand Up Paddleboard River Trail

Limavady, 22 May

Flow with Nature down the River Roe whilst learning the skills and techniques of this increasingly popular sport.

The RNLI Portrush Raft Race

Portrush, 27 May

One of the most popular family fun days on the Causeway Coast! Large crowds of spectators gather to watch and cheer as the home-made rafts race from the West Strand beach to the finishing line in Portrush Harbour.

County Derry Fleadh

Limavady, 25 May - 28 May

This year’s County Derry Fleadh will be hosted by the Jimmy O’Hara CCE Roe Valley branch in Limavady from 25th-28th May. A showcase of traditional Irish music and culture, it will be the first time the event has been held in Limavady.

Stand Up Paddleboard River Trail

Limavady, 29 May

Flow with Nature down the River Roe whilst learning the skills and techniques of this increasingly popular sport.

BBC Road Racing People Exhibition

Ballymoney, 8 May - 31 May

Internationally renowned motorcycle racing photographer, Stephen Davison, reveals a world behind the racing line for a new BBC Northern Ireland photographic exhibition titled, Road Racing People.

Ballymoney Show 2017

Ballymoney, 2 Jun - 3 Jun

Ballymoney Show offers something for everyone, no matter what age you are, townspeople or country people, both outdoor and indoor

Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival

Ballycastle, 26 May - 4 Jun

Come along and join in and help celebrate our rich and diverse maritime culture during the Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival

Walk The Glens Festival

Cushendall, 2 Jun - 4 Jun

A weekend of walks are on offer for everyone ranging from gentle strolls to mountain challenges around the Glens of Antrim

 

Causeway Coast Ford Fair

Portrush, 4 Jun

With the success of the Causeway Coast Ford Fair last year, which was attended by approximately 10,000 visitors, we have had to make the decision to move the static vehicle display to a bigger and better site at West Bay, Portrush.

Stand Up Paddleboard River Trail

Limavady, 5 Jun

Flow with Nature down the River Roe whilst learning the skills and techniques of this increasingly popular sport.

Causeway Coast Amateur Golf Tournament 2017

Portrush, 5 Jun - 9 Jun

The Causeway Coast Amateur Golf Tournament is in its 50th year and is the largest amateur golf tournament in Europe, held every summer on the glorious North Coast.

Castlerock Clydesdale Show

Castlerock, Coleraine, 10 Jun

The Castlerock Clydesdale Horse Show is a great day out for all the family. Along with the beautiful horses to admire there are craft stalls, a bouncy castle, penalty kicks and a BBQ to enjoy.

Danny Boy Jazz and Blues Festival

Limavady, 7 Jun - 11 Jun

The best of local, national and international musicians will perform in venues in Limavady town centre. The Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre will host ticketed events.

Stand Up Paddleboard River Trail

Limavady, 12 Jun

Flow with Nature down the River Roe whilst learning the skills and techniques of this increasingly popular sport.

Rosepark Farm 2nd Birthday Family Fun Weekend

Ballymoney, 17 Jun - 18 Jun

To celebrate being opened two years Rosepark farm are having a fun packed weekend. There will be Music and Entertainment, Barbeque, Face Painting and Fantastic Giveaways a whole weekend of games.

Father's Day at Carrowmena

Carrowmena Activity Centre, Limavady, 18 Jun

A fun and exhilarating day at Carrowmena Activity Centre celebrating that all important day that is Father's Day. Dad's go free of charge. Choose from activities including zip lining, archery and climbing wall.

Salmon & Whiskey Festival

Bushmills, 17 Jun - 18 Jun

The Bushmills Salmon & Whiskey 2 day event celebrates the local culture, heritage and local produce. Bushmills is the ‘gateway to the Giant’s Causeway’ and home of world renowned Bushmills Distillery and the River Bush Salmon.

Stand Up Paddleboard River Trail

Limavady, 19 Jun

Flow with Nature down the River Roe whilst learning the skills and techniques of this increasingly popular sport.

 

Midsummer Evening Concerts at Mussenden Temple

Castlerock, Coleraine, 23 Jun - 24 Jun

At this iconic venue, on two consecutive mid-summer evenings, a number of instrumentalists from the Ulster Orchestra will present a programme of music on summer melody themes. The concerts will be followed by a light supper.

Gatsby Gala Ball

Ballymena, 24 Jun - 25 Jun

Moving Pictures presents the Gatsby Gala Ball at Lissanoure Castle on mid-summer night for an evening of champagne, dancing and fine dining.

Stand Up Paddleboard River Trail

Limavady, 26 Jun

Flow with Nature down the River Roe whilst learning the skills and techniques of this increasingly popular sport.

Naturally North Coast & Glens Artisan Market

Ballymoney, 30 Jun

Naturally North Coast and Glens delivers a popular and genuine independent community artisan market based in the North Coast and Glens area in Northern Ireland.

Pirates off Portrush

Portrush, 1 Jul - 2 Jul

A free family fun day based around the exploits of a Scottish Pirate, namely Tavish Dhu. This year's adventure sees Tavish Dhu having to deal with marauding Vikings who have landed by sea in Portrush and are planning to take over the town.

Stand Up Paddleboard River Trail

Limavady, 3 Jul

Flow with Nature down the River Roe whilst learning the skills and techniques of this increasingly popular sport.

The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open 2017 hosted by the Rory Foundation

Portstewart Golf Club, Portstewart, 6 Jul - 9 Jul

The 2017 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open (6 - 9 July) hosted by the Rory Foundation will return to Northern Ireland and will be played at Portstewart Golf Club.

Naturally North Coast & Glens Artisan Market - Ballycastle Seafront

Ballycastle, 9 Jul

Naturally North Coast and Glens Market provides the opportunity to experience a unique artisan market in and around the North Coast and Glens region of Northern Ireland.

Stand Up Paddleboard River Trail

Limavady, 10 Jul

Flow with Nature down the River Roe whilst learning the skills and techniques of this increasingly popular sport.
 

Mini Camp at Crindle Stables

Limavady, 10 Jul - 14 Jul

An opportunity for younger riders to experience a mini camp at Crindle Stables. Participants will learn to look after their pony with the help of older riders. Mini camp includes riding lessons, stable management, pony games and lots of fun.

 

County Antrim Junior and Senior Tennis Tournament

Ballycastle, 9 Jul - 15 Jul

Ballycastle Tennis Courts are located on Mary Street, comprising of 5 Grass Courts - the only grass courts in Northern Ireland and 6 floodlit polymeric courts.

Country Londonderry Agricultural Show

Limavady, 15 Jul

Agricultural Show at Aghanloo, Limavady is situated amidst the scenic surroundings of the Roe Valley. Featuring livestock and equestrian classes the one day agricultural is an established event on the events calendar.

Stand Up Paddleboard River Trail

Limavady, 17 Jul

Flow with Nature down the River Roe whilst learning the skills and techniques of this increasingly popular sport.

Naturally North Coast & Glens Artisan Market - Ballycastle Seafront

Ballycastle, 23 Jul

Naturally North Coast and Glens Market provides the opportunity to experience a unique artisan market in and around the North Coast and Glens region of Northern Ireland.

Stand Up Paddleboard River Trail

Limavady, 24 Jul

Flow with Nature down the River Roe whilst learning the skills and techniques of this increasingly popular sport.

Super Cup NI

Coleraine, 23 Jul - 28 Jul

Super Cup NI celebrates the 35th edition of one of the world's best youth football tournaments. Teams from far and wide come to compete in the Junior and Premier sections of the competition, played at various venues across the Causeway Coast area.

Armoy Road Races - Race of Legends

Armoy, Ballymoney, 28 Jul - 29 Jul

The world-famous Armoy Race Week in the heart of the breathtaking Causeway Coast & Glens commences Sunday 23rd July with the ‘Armoy Ride Out’ and BBQ plus many events throughout the week and two fantastic days of practice/racing on 28th & 29th July.

The Portstewart Community Red Sails Festival

Portstewart, 23 Jul - 29 Jul

The Red Sails Festival brings a diverse range of musical events, children's entertainment, competitions, street theatre and dance to Portstewart. The grand finale is a spectacular fireworks display at 22:00 hrs on Saturday 29th July.
 

Magilligan Bioblitz

Limavady, 29 Jul - 30 Jul

Over 24 hours a 24 hour BioBlitz will be held between Downhill and Magilligan

Stand Up Paddleboard River Trail

Limavady, 31 Jul

Flow with Nature down the River Roe whilst learning the skills and techniques of this increasingly popular sport.

 

Roonivoolin Ramble

Rathlin Island, Ballycastle, 5 Aug

Join RSPB NI warden and local resident Liam McFaul to explore the Roonivoolin nature reserve on the southern arm of Rathlin Island – a haven for nature that is home to a rich variety of birds and wildlife.

Naturally North Coast & Glens Artisan Market - Ballycastle Seafront

Ballycastle, 6 Aug

Naturally North Coast and Glens Market provides the opportunity to experience a unique artisan market in and around the North Coast and Glens region of Northern Ireland.

Stand Up Paddleboard River Trail

Limavady, 7 Aug

Flow with Nature down the River Roe whilst learning the skills and techniques of this increasingly popular sport.

New Horizon

Coleraine, 5 Aug - 11 Aug

New Horizon has been running a refreshing ministry week at the Ulster University in Coleraine every summer since 1989. Includes bible teaching, youth programme and evening celebrations. 2017 Theme: Through the Power of His Spirit.

Ballycastle Junior Tennis Tournament

Ballycastle, 6 Aug - 12 Aug

Ballycastle Tennis Courts are located on Mary Street comprising of 5 Grass Courts - the only grass courts in Northern Ireland and 6 floodlit polymeric courts.

Heart of the Glens Festival

Cushendall, 5 Aug - 13 Aug

2017 is the 27th anniversary of Heart of the Glens Festival one of the most successful community festivals in Northern Ireland. The programme of events is as varied and entertaining as ever with something for all the family.

Stendhal Festival

Limavady, 11 Aug - 13 Aug

Stendhal Festival of Art, a multi award winning event offers visitors of all ages an enriching artistic programme in a stunning scenic location with camping available.

Stand Up Paddleboard River Trail

Limavady, 14 Aug

Flow with Nature down the River Roe whilst learning the skills and techniques of this increasingly popular sport.

The North West Pipe Band Competition, Portrush

Portrush, 18 Aug - 19 Aug

Each year up to 50 pipe bands gather to compete against one another in what has become one of the most popular events of the summer in the seaside town of Portrush.

Ballycastle Senior Tennis Tournament

Ballycastle, 14 Aug - 20 Aug

Ballycastle Tennis Courts are located on Mary Street, comprising of 5 Grass Courts - the only grass courts in Northern Ireland and 6 floodlit polymeric courts.

 

Stand Up Paddleboard River Trail

Limavady, 21 Aug

Flow with Nature down the River Roe whilst learning the skills and techniques of this increasingly popular sport.

Faces and Places: North West 200

Ballymoney Museum, Ballymoney, 27 Apr - 26 Aug

This exhibition explores the racing heritage of the North West 200, featuring photographs from 1977-1987 Chronicle & Constitution and display of historic motorbikes, leathers, helmets and other bike memorabilia. Family Fun Day on 6th May.

Ballycastle Annual Heavy Horse and Vintage Show

Ballycastle, 26 Aug

Once again the Lammas Fair draws near and for us that only means one thing, 'Show Time'. Last years event proved to be very successful with the entrants travelling from far and wide to Ballycastle and proved very popular with locals and tourists.

Eagles Rock Hill Climb

Limavady, 26 Aug

The spectacular Eagles Rock Hill climb, one of Ireland’s oldest Hill climbs, previously run by the Coleraine and District Motor Club, Maiden City MC now run this bank holiday weekend event.

Causeway Coast Mini Club Mini Weekend

Portrush, 26 Aug - 27 Aug

On Saturday evening the Mini “Dash” sets out from Bushmills Distillery and follows the coast road to Portstewart. On Sunday the static display showcases a vast array of Minis at the West Bay, Portrush, finishing with a cavalcade around the area.

Stand Up Paddleboard River Trail

Limavady, 28 Aug

Flow with Nature down the River Roe whilst learning the skills and techniques of this increasingly popular sport.

The Auld Lammas Fair

Ballycastle, 28 Aug - 29 Aug

Visit Ireland's traditional oldest fair which takes place on the last Monday and Tuesday of August. The present day fair provides street entertainment and features more than 400 stalls.

Naturally North Coast & Glens Artisan Market - Ballycastle Seafront

Ballycastle, 27 Aug - 29 Aug

Naturally North Coast and Glens Market provides the opportunity to experience a unique artisan market in and around the North Coast and Glens region of Northern Ireland.

Air Waves Portrush; Northern Ireland International Airshow

Portrush, 2 Sep - 3 Sep

Air Waves Portrush takes place on the eastern side of the resort, allowing use of a spectacular display line along the coast with the dramatic backdrop of the Whiterocks beach, Dunluce Castle and the Giant's Causeway.

Giant's Causeway Coast Sportive

Ballycastle, 9 Sep

The Giant's Causeway Coast Sportive is a unique road cycling event based on the iconic North Coast of Ireland that offer an unforgettable cycling experience through some of the most breath-taking landscapes in Ireland.

 

The Great North Links Challenge

Portrush, 11 Oct - 13 Oct

The Great North Links Challenge takes place over the three main courses of Ballyliffin Golf Club (Glashedy Links), County Donegal, Royal Portrush Golf Club (Dunluce Links) county Down and Portstewart Golf Club.

Ghosts in the Glens Storytelling Festival

Cushendall, 19 Oct - 22 Oct

A festival of scary tales and fine music taking place in the Glens of Antrim, an area rich in folklore. This unique festival celebrates the beautiful locality and our story telling tradition.

Carrowmena Halloween Howler

Carrowmena Activity Centre, Limavady, 27 Oct

Carrowmena Halloween Howler at Carrowmena Activity Centre has arrived with a bang this year with 'spooktacular' offers you do not want to miss.

World Surf Kayak Championships 2017

Portrush, 20 Oct - 28 Oct

2017 will welcome the best Surf Kayakers from around the world to compete in the first ever Surf Kayak World Championships to be held in Northern Ireland at East Strand in Portrush. The event is being organised by the Canoe Association NI.

Naturally North Coast & Glens Halloween Artisan Market

Ballycastle, 29 Oct

Naturally North Coast and Glens delivers a popular and genuine independent community artisan market based in the North Coast and Glens area in Northern Ireland.

Roe Valley Folk Festival

Limavady, 25 Oct - 30 Oct

A weekend of folk music, dance, song and verse. There will also be a series of workshops and performances throughout the Limavady area.

Halloween Adventures at Foylehov Activity Centre

Limavady, 27 Oct - 3 Nov

There will be lots of fun and exciting activities during Halloween at Foylehov Activity Centre .

Atlantic Sessions

Portstewart, 16 Nov - 19 Nov

A feast of musical talent, featuring over 30 artists in over 20 venues, including bars, coffee shops, hotels and town halls across Portrush, Portstewart and Portballintrae, throughout 4 days. Most gigs are admission free.

Naturally North Coast & Glens Christmas Artisan Market

Ballycastle, 3 Dec

Naturally North Coast and Glens delivers a popular and genuine independent community artisan market based in the North Coast and Glens area in Northern Ireland.

Causeway Speciality Market

Coleraine, 8 Apr - 9 Dec

Causeway Speciality Market at the Diamond, Coleraine Town Centre. The best of local food, arts and crafts on the second Saturday of every month from 09:00 - 16:00

 

Damhead Miniature Railway

Coleraine, 17 Apr - 9 Dec

Damhead Miniature Railway provides steam and diesel train rides on various dates. It covers 1/3 of a mile of track. Come along for a great day out with the kids. There are indoor & outdoor picnic facilities available.

 

Ballycastle Visitor Information Centre Portnagree House Harbour and Marina , 14 Bayview Road, Ballycastle BT54 6BT T: 028 2076 2024 E: ballycastlevic@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

 

 

Ballymoney Visitor Information Centre Town Hall, 1 Townhead Street, Ballymoney, BT53 6BE T: 028 2766 0230 E: ballymoneyvic@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

 

 

Bushmills Visitor Information Centre (Seasonal) Main Street, Bushmills, BT57 8QA T: 028 70730390 E: bushmillsvic@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

 

 

Coleraine Visitor Information Centre Coleraine Town Hall, 35 The Diamond, Coleraine, BT 51 1DE T: 028 7034 4723 E: colerainevic@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

 

Limavady Visitor Information Centre Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, 24 Main Street, Limavady, BT49 0FJ T: (028) 7776 0650 E: tourism@rvacc.co.uk

 

Portrush Visitor Information Centre (Seasonal) Portrush Town Hall, 1 Mark Street, Portrush, BT56 8BT T: 028 7082 3333 E: portrushvic@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

 

 

 
 

 

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