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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Causeway Coast Challenge Walk 5 May 2019

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



International North West 200 Race Week Festival 11 May 2019

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

Walk & Talk of Downhill Forest & Old Dunboe Graveyard 11 May 2019

Join Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust to take a walk to explore Downhill Forest and Old Dunboe Graveyard with local historian Geoff Warke.

Irish Feast Food Tours – Rathlin 17 May 2019

The Rathlin Food Tour showcases local, artisan, award winning food & drink in Northern Ireland’s largest inhabited island. Food is history on a plate.

Ballycastle to Carrick-a-rede and Giant’s Causeway 18 May 2019

Depart Ballycastle Marina travelling west along the spectacular shoreline to Kenbane Castle before exploring the coastline up to Carrick A Rede Rope Bridge.

Ballycastle to Carrick-a-rede and Giant’s Causeway 20 May 2019

Depart Ballycastle Marina travelling west along the spectacular shoreline to Kenbane Castle before exploring the coastline up to Carrick A Rede Rope Bridge.



Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival 24 May 2019

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

Mindful Yoga Morning 25 May 2019

MINDFUL YOGA MORNING in GLENARIFF FOREST PARK. Enjoy Yoga, Mindfulness, Walking, Nature & Food for a truly immersive experience of the Glens of Antrim.

Portrush Raft Race Weekend 25 May 2019

One of the most popular family fun days on the North Coast.  Large crowds of spectators gather to watch as the ‘home-made’ rafts race from the West Strand beach to the finishing line in the harbour. 

Altikeeragh Blanket Bog Walk 25 May 2019

Join the Causeway Coast & Glens Heritage Trust to explore Altikeeragh Blanket Bog nestled high up in the Binevenagh Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and learn about the special wildlife and habitats.

Rathlin Puffin Patrol 27 May 2019

Join Causeway Lass for a pleasant boat trip from Ballintoy Harbour via Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge to Rathlin Island’s West Lighthouse.



Ballymoney Show 31 May 2019

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

Causeway Ramblings 1 Jun 2019

Join Causeway Ramblings in Bushmills for an exhilarating walk along the paths around the Causeway Cliffs and hear stories of the landscape, the buildings and the people of the Causeway Coast.

Irish Feast Food Tours – Bushmills 1 Jun 2019

The Bushmills Food Tour offers local, award winning food & drink in a pretty village beside the Giant’s Causeway. Food is history on a plate.

Vineyard Car Boot Sale, Farmers Market and Craft Fair 1 Jun 2019

Vineyard Market runs on the first Saturday of every month with a car boot sale, farmer’s market and craft fair.

Ramble on Rathlin 1 Jun 2019

Join our local guide for a gentle, circular walk lasting 1.5 hours finishing at the harbour just outside the Manor House.

Causeway Coast Kayaking Tours 1 Jun 2019

Guided kayaking tours of the Causeway Coast suitable for all abilities, families and groups.

Puffin Express and Carrick-A-Rede Sea Safari 1 Jun 2019

Puffin Express and Carrick-A-Rede Sea Safari departing from Ballycastle Marina travel across the Rathlin sound to the SW corner of the island.

Irish Feast Food Tours – Ballycastle 1 Jun 2019

The Ballycastle Food Tour showcases local, artisan, award winning food & drink in this unexpectedly gourmet, historical little town. Food is history on a plate

Rathlin Puffin Patrol 2 Jun 2019

Join Causeway Lass for a pleasant boat trip from Ballintoy Harbour via Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge to Rathlin Island’s West Lighthouse.



Causeway Coast Amateur Golf Tournament 3 Jun 2019

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

Irish Feast Food Tours Ballycastle 7 Jun 2019

The Ballycastle Food Tour showcases local, artisan, award winning food & drink in this unexpectedly gourmet, historical little town. Food is history on a plate.



Bushmills Salmon & Whiskey Festival 7 Jun 2019

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

Castlerock Clydesdale Show & Fun Day 8 Jun 2019

Annual Clydesdale horse show, with fun for all the family.

Paddle Boarding in Binevenagh 9 Jun 2019

Flow with nature through Binevenagh Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty while on a Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson.

FROG (Fun Run Of the Glens) 15 Jun 2019

Join hundreds of cyclists and runners taking on the Glens in this fantastic annual event.

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.

Mindful Yoga Morning 29 Jun 2019

MINDFUL YOGA MORNING in GLENARIFF FOREST PARK. Enjoy Yoga, Mindfulness, Walking, Nature & Food for a truly immersive experience of the Glens of Antrim.

Biodiversity of Course 29 Jun 2019

Get out in “The Open” and join the Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust and local Biodiversity Officer, Rachel Bain for a leisurely safari through the sand dunes at Castlerock Golf Club.

Causeway Coast Kayaking Tours 1 Jul 2019

Guided kayaking tours of the Causeway Coast suitable for all abilities, families and groups.

Causeway Ramblings 2 Jul 2019

Join Causeway Ramblings in Bushmills for an exhilarating walk along the paths around the Causeway Cliffs and hear stories of the landscape, the buildings and the people of the Causeway Coast.

Irish Feast Food Tours – Ballycastle 5 Jul 2019

The Ballycastle Food Tour showcases local, artisan, award winning food & drink in this unexpectedly gourmet, historical little town. Food is history on a plate.

Irish Feast Food Tours – Bushmills 5 Jul 2019

The Bushmills Food Tour offers local, award winning food & drink in a pretty village beside the Giant’s Causeway. Food is history on a plate.

Vineyard Car Boot Sale, Farmers Market and Craft Fair 6 Jul 2019

Vineyard Market runs on the first Saturday of every month with a car boot sale, farmer’s market and craft fair.

Ramble on Rathlin 6 Jul 2019

Join our local guide for a gentle, circular walk lasting 1.5 hours finishing at the harbour just outside the Manor House.

Puffin Express and Carrick-A-Rede Sea Safari 6 Jul 2019

Puffin Express and Carrick-A-Rede Sea Safari departing from Ballycastle Marina travel across the Rathlin sound to the SW corner of the island.



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.

Bushmills Through The War Years 11 Jul 2019

See exhibits and displays including WW1 and WW2 Home rule, home front, rations, fashions, uniform and much more.

Star of the Sea Annual Art Exhibition 11 Jul 2019

Annual art exhibition taking place in the Star of the Sea Parish Centre, Portstewart. All proceeds to Air Ambulance Northern Ireland.

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

Armoy Road Races – The Race of Legends 20 Jul 2019

The world famous road races take place in and around the picturesque village of Armoy. Race week includes a thrilling two day racing experience for all to enjoy, culminating in the grand finale ‘Race of Legends’.

Curtis Magee Country & Comedy Show 25 Jul 2019

Join singer Curtis Magee for his annual Country & Comedy Show



Red Sails Festival Summer Fireworks 27 Jul 2019

Summer fireworks display in seaside town of Portstewart to conclude the Red Sails Festival.

Mindful Yoga Morning 27 Jul 2019

MINDFUL YOGA MORNING in GLENARIFF FOREST PARK. Enjoy Yoga, Mindfulness, Walking, Nature & Food for a truly immersive experience of the Glens of Antrim.

Causeway Ramblings 1 Aug 2019

Join Causeway Ramblings in Bushmills for an exhilarating walk along the paths around the Causeway Cliffs and hear stories of the landscape, the buildings and the people of the Causeway Coast.

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