WHAT'S ON AT THE NORTH COAST

T he Causeway Coast and Glens is renowned for hosting world class events from the Giro d’Italia in 2014 to the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Portstewart Golf Club in 2017. Every year we celebrate a number of major sporting events including the internationally renowned North West 200 Motorcycle Races, and the SuperCupNI, as well as the largest airshow on the island of Ireland – Air Waves Portrush. Throughout the year, there are festivals and events marking our culture, heritage, artisan food and awesome adventure activities.

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Red Riding Hood’s Magic Purse 2 Feb 2019

Enchanting retelling of the classic fairy tale Red Riding Hood

1918 2 Feb 2019

Explore, through local connections with international events, the impact of the closing stages of World War One and events throughout 1918.

The Suitcase 7 Feb 2019

Powerstone Entertainment presents the long-awaited revival of The Suitcase, which is touring Northern Ireland as part of Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 commemorations.

Snow 8 Feb 2019

A stunning exhibition celebrating winter which combines the poetry of writer John Brown, the atmospheric monochrome photographs of James Hughes and a musical response to both photographs and poetry.

Patrick Feeney’s Country and Gospel Concert special guest Owen Mac 8 Feb 2019

Highly regarded as one of Ireland’s finest singers and entertainers, Patrick Feeney returns to the Riverside Theatre, Coleraine with special guest Owen Mac.

Jonny Everett and Stephen Roddy – FREE live music session 9 Feb 2019

FREE acoustic feel good set from Jonny Everett & Stephen Roddy

Manny Man Does the History of Ireland 13 Feb 2019

John D. Ruddy’s stories will be brought to life by An Grainan Theatre Company on the Riverside stage this February

Neil Delamere – Controlled Substance 14 Feb 2019

Fresh from a sell-out tour, Neil Delamere returns to the Riverside with a brand new show.

David Meade – Brainman 15 Feb 2019

Mindreader David Meade returns to the Riverside with his mind blowing new show Brainman.

Curtis Magee Valentine’s Dance & Cabaret 15 Feb 2019

A great night of country music and dancing with Curtis Magee and special guests

Frank Carson – A Rebel Without A Pause Written and Performed by Dan Gordon 16 Feb 2019

Acclaimed one-man show, written and performed by Dan Gordon, takes us on a journey through the life of Frank Carson.

Is That Too Hot 19 Feb 2019

Is That Too Hot is the hilarious sequel to the hit play I’ll Tell My Ma by Patricia Gormley. Follow the antics of your favourite characters Granny Eileen, Davina Carina and Chelsea Marie as they stumble their way through another year in their turbulent lives.

Fly Me To the Moon 23 Feb 2019

A hilarious comedy written and directed by Marie Jones, investigating whether we are valued more in life or in death.

Seven Drunken Nights: The Story of the Dubliners 26 Feb 2019

Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of The Dubliners brings to life the music of Ireland’s favorite sons



Birds on the Bann Boat Trips 3 Mar 2019

Back by popular demand, winter/spring Birds on the Bann boat trip onboard Causeway Lass.

The Cornucopia Cabaret 8 Mar 2019

Celebrate International Women’s Day 2019 with a spellbinding evening of entertainment from Women Aloud NI

Irish Feast Tours Ballycastle 8 Mar 2019

The Ballycastle Food Tour is recommended by the Lonely Planet.  It showcases an amazing array of local, artisan, award winning food and drink in this unexpectedly gourmet, historical little town.  Our enthusiastic guides takes you to six unique venues from cafes to delis, from bakehouses to pubs over approx. two miles of a gentle stroll.  They introduce you to the passionate people who catch, grow, make and bake truly the delicious food of this fantastic area. Bookable through Ballycastle Visitor Information […]

Irish Feast Food Tour Bushmills 8 Mar 2019

The Bushmills Food Tour offers local, award winning food & drink in an often overlooked, pretty little village beside the Giant’s Causeway. Join our enthusiastic guide who will take you to 6 unique venues and introduce you to the people who catch, grow, make and bake our truly delicious local food, for food is history on a plate. Bookable through Ballycastle Visitor Information Centres or www.irishfeast.com This Food Tour takes place on Friday and Saturday during March starting from Bushmills Visitor Information […]



Northern Ireland Potato Festival 9 Mar 2019

The Randox Northern Ireland Potato Festival is an annual event held each year.

Jonny Everett and Stephen Roddy – FREE live music session 9 Mar 2019

FREE acoustic feel good set from Jonny Everett & Stephen Roddy

Sarah Jane Scouten 9 Mar 2019

Cabaret style musical evening with Canadian Folk singer Sarah Jane Scouten



Ballymoney Spring Fair 2019 13 Mar 2019

Enjoy a packed programme in Castlecroft Square as well as other venues throughout the town centre.

Mind Games with Hypnotist Robert Herdman 15 Mar 2019

Hypnotist Robert Herdman will take you on a journey of the mind using Persuasion, influence and imagination in his brand new show Mind Games.

Milo’s Hat Trick 19 Mar 2019

Stunning theatre for schools by the award-winning Cahoots NI

Daoirí Farrell 20 Mar 2019

Cabaret style musical evening with Dublin-born traditional singer and bouzouki player Daoirí Farrell

Irish Feast Food Tours Rathlin 22 Mar 2019

An extra special event in collaboration with The Hirta out of Cushendall and Ksenia from Rathlin Island. The Rathlin Food Tour showcases local, artisan, award winning food & drink in Northern Ireland’s largest inhabited island. Your enthusiastic guide introduces you to 4 truly unique venues and some of the surprising staples of island life – past, present and future. Booking Essential – £40pp. Bookings can also be made through all Visitor Information Centres.  

Brainman – David Meade Mindreader 29 Mar 2019

Mindreader David Meade will blow your mind as he does the impossible live on stage, right in front of you.

Irish Feast Food Tours Rathlin 5 Apr 2019

An extra special event in collaboration with The Hirta out of Cushendall and Ksenia from Rathlin Island. The Rathlin Food Tour showcases local, artisan, award winning food & drink in Northern Ireland’s largest inhabited island. Your enthusiastic guide introduces you to 4 truly unique venues and some of the surprising staples of island life – past, present and future for food is history on a plate.   Booking Essential 5th & 6th April and 19th -20th April – £40pp. Bookings can also […]

Irish Feast Tours Ballycastle 5 Apr 2019

The Ballycastle Food Tour is recommended by the Lonely Planet.  It showcases an amazing array of local, artisan, award winning food and drink in this unexpectedly gourmet, historical little town.  Our enthusiastic guides takes you to six unique venues from cafes to delis, from bakehouses to pubs over approx.  two miles of a gentle stroll.  They introduce you to the passionate people who catch, grow, make and bake truly the delicious food of this fantastic area. Bookable through Ballycastle Visitor Information […]

Irish Feast Food Tour Bushmills 5 Apr 2019

The Bushmills Food Tour offers local, award winning food & drink in an often overlooked, pretty little village beside the Giant’s Causeway. Join our enthusiastic guide who will take you to 6 unique venues and introduce you to the people who catch, grow, make and bake our truly delicious local food, for food is history on a plate. Bookable through Ballycastle Visitor Information Centres or www.irishfeast.com This Food Tour takes place on Friday and Saturday during April starting from Bushmills Visitor Information […]



Easter Street Theatre at the Causeway Coast 20 Apr 2019

Visitors to the Causeway Coast can enjoy spectacular free street theatre shows over Easter weekend.



Damhead Miniature Railway 22 Apr 2019

Visitors to the area can enjoy a fun afternoon on a miniature steam or diesel train ride.

Steve Farlow’s Big Night Out 23 Apr 2019

Join Steve Farlow as he hosts his annual Easter Tuesday country show in The Lodge Hotel, Coleraine

Irish Feast Tours Ballycastle 3 May 2019

The Ballycastle Food Tour is recommended by the Lonely Planet.  It showcases an amazing array of local, artisan, award winning food and drink in this unexpectedly gourmet, historical little town.  Our enthusiastic guides takes you to six unique venues from cafes to delis, from bakehouses to pubs over approx. two miles of a gentle stroll.  They introduce you to the passionate people who catch, grow, make and bake truly the delicious food of this fantastic area. Bookable through Ballycastle Visitor Information […]

Irish Feast Food Tour Bushmills 3 May 2019

The Bushmills Food Tour offers local, award winning food & drink in an often overlooked, pretty little village beside the Giant’s Causeway. Join our enthusiastic guide who will take you to 6 unique venues and introduce you to the people who catch, grow, make and bake our truly delicious local food, for food is history on a plate. Bookable through Ballycastle Visitor Information Centres or www.irishfeast.com This Food Tour takes place on Friday and Saturday during May starting from Bushmills Visitor Information […]



Causeway Coast Challenge Walk 5 May 2019

Visitors can participate in the 30km Challenge Walk along spectacular Causeway Coast cliff path.



NW200 Race Week Festival 11 May 2019

Race Week Festival taking place in towns throughout the Causeway Coast and Glens



Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival 24 May 2019

The Festival is a programme of nautical themed events in Ballycastle and Rathlin Island.



Ballymoney Show 31 May 2019

Visitors to the area can enjoy fun for all the family at the annual agricultural Ballymoney Show.



Causeway Coast Amateur Golf Tournament 3 Jun 2019

The Causeway Coast Amateur Golf Tournament. Held annually in June on Ireland’s North Coast.



Bushmills Salmon & Whiskey Festival 7 Jun 2019

Annual Salmon and Whiskey festival taking place in the historic town of Bushmills.

Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend 15 Jun 2019

Food, farming and fun at the annual Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend!



Midsummer Music at Mussenden Temple 21 Jun 2019

This popular music event will this year feature an ensemble of the Ulster Orchestra.



Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive 2019 22 Jun 2019

The Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive is a unique road cycling event held on the iconic Causeway Coast

Curtis Magee Fanfare 23 Jun 2019

Join singer Curtis Magee and special guests for the Annual Fanfare, with four nights of non-stop entertainment.



Causeway Coast Summer Street Entertainment 8 Jul 2019

enjoy a variety of street theatre shows during July and August across the Causeway Coast and Glens.

Limavady & Bellerena Annual Sheep Dog Trials 13 Jul 2019

Annual sheep dog trials held in the scenic surroundings of the Roe Valley



The 148th Open, Royal Portrush 14 Jul 2019

The 148th Open Championship in 2019 will return to Portrush Golf Course, County Antrim.

Curtis Magee Country & Gospel Shows 18 Jul 2019

Join Ireland’s favourite singer Curtis Magee for his annual summer Country & Gospel Shows

Curtis Magee Country & Comedy Show 25 Jul 2019

Join singer Curtis Magee for his annual Country & Comedy Show

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