WHAT'S ON AT THE NORTH COAST

The Causeway Coast and Glens is renowned for hosting world class events from the Giro d’Italia in 2014, the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Portstewart Golf Club in 2017 and most recently The 148th Open, Royal Portrush. 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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A Bump Along the Way 30 Jan 2020

‘A Bump Along the Way’ is a charming comedy drama starring Northern Ireland’s own Bronagh Gallagher.

Catch Meade If You Can 31 Jan 2020

NI’s record breaking Mind Reader David Meade is back on home soil to blow your mind in his funniest and most interactive show yet: “Catch Meade If You Can”.

Princess Mononoke 1 Feb 2020

The Cine Animate programme for young people aged 14-18 years kicks off at Flowerfield Arts Centre with a screening of this 1997 gem, one of the most acclaimed anime films of all time.

Illustration Workshop for Adults with Corrina Askin 1 Feb 2020

Learn the basics you need to create a quirky and interesting illustration.

Swing and Jive Class 5 Feb 2020

Beginners Swing and Jive is perfect for anyone who has never tried this dance style before.

A Bump Along the Way 6 Feb 2020

‘A Bump Along the Way’ is a charming comedy drama starring Northern Ireland’s own Bronagh Gallagher.

Valentine’s Glamping with Carrowmena Activity Centre 7 Feb 2020

Go glamping this Valentine’s with Carrowmena Activity Centre. It’s the ultimate night away for you and your partner.



Winter Bird Watching, Birds on the Bann 9 Feb 2020

Winter bird watching trip on the river Bann

Across the Threshold 15 Feb 2020

Big Telly Theatre presents an exclusive evening of entertainment, theatre and a tasting menu of food, inspired by the poetry of Heaney and hosted by Big Telly and chef, presenter and writer Paula McIntyre MBE.

The Northern Ireland Science Fair 17 Feb 2020

As part of the Northern Ireland Science Festival, Flowerfield Arts Centre are delighted to welcome TV science presenter Jon Chase to discuss the science of two of the most successful film franchises of all time – Star Wars and Harry Potter!

True Confessions – Music and Dance Day for Older People 19 Feb 2020

Come along for some live music from the 1950s through to the 1970s and a gentle dance in your seat – or on the floor!

Tenx9 – Love 21 Feb 2020

Tenx9 is a unique storytelling event where nine people have up to ten minutes each to tell a true story from their own life.

Trad Sessions with Kern 22 Feb 2020

Twilight Music Sessions continue at the Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre with Kern Trad Sessions

Boat Fishing Competition 23 Feb 2020

In association with Causeway Lass Portrush Yacht Club are proud to host a series of boat fishing competitions.

Whisky Galore 26 Feb 2020

Based on a true story, this heart-warming, comic film tells the tale of the tiny Scottish Island of Todday, which suffers from a wartime whisky shortage.

Spring Floristry Workshop 29 Feb 2020

Create a beautiful arrangement for your home, with the scent of fresh cut spring flowers filling the room.

Cowboy Bebop 29 Feb 2020

Acclaimed spin-off film version of the popular anime series.

Coleraine Citizens Wallpaper 29 Feb 2020

Come and enjoy a visual and aural experience of the Causeway Coast.

Touched By Time 29 Feb 2020

Rosella’s Watton-Austin’s unique artwork features strong, bold colours and an ethereal quality.

The Saltarello Trio 29 Feb 2020

Travelling a millennium in one performance might seem like a bit of a challenge, but Saltarello Trio manage it with gusto.

The Quiet Man 5 Mar 2020

Join us for an Irish classic, The Quiet Man.

Embracing Human Rights: Conflict Textiles’ Journey 7 Mar 2020

“Embracing Human Rights: Conflict Textiles’ journey” invites you to explore human rights through the tactile medium of textiles.

Northern Landscapes at the Diamond 12 Mar 2020

The Diamond Hall will ring with Nordic birdsong as Rautavaara’s Concerto blends recordings of birdcalls with atmospheric orchestral colour that evokes the frozen tundra of the Arctic, while a mythical Finnish swan forms the centrepiece of Sibelius’s Lemminkäinen Suite.

The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh 14 Mar 2020

The Illegals are back in 2020 with their ever-popular classic-rock revival show replicating the sound of the world’s two greatest rock bands – The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac.

Beard and Herington 14 Mar 2020

Jim Beard (Steely Dan keyboard) and Jon Herington (Steely Dan guitar) will be honoring their jazz roots with an eclectic evening of instrumental music performed on guitar and piano.

Mackerel Fishing Trips 17 Mar 2020

Children of all ages love mackerel fishing and parents enjoy re-living childhood memories. The Causeway Lass skipper and his crew are very patient and good with children. Their aim is to see them happy and catch lots of fish and this applies to adults too! No need to worry about never having been boat fishing Causeway Lass’s fish-wise friendly skipper will be on hand with tips and advice and in no time you will be hooked, and you get to keep what you catch!

Lego Animation Workshop 21 Mar 2020

Join us and make your very own Lego Movie!



Ballymoney Spring Fair 11 Apr 2020

A fantastic day of festival fun in Ballymoney celebrating spring with a packed programme of events



Easter Seasonal Programme 11 Apr 2020

Join the fanatic characters lined up for 2020’s Easter programme promising family entertainment

Sunrise- ‘Catch your Breakfast’ Food tour 11 Apr 2020

Sunrise- ‘Catch your Breakfast’ Food tour is a true Irish Foodie experience.



Our Living Coast 19 Apr 2020

Sightseeing Boat Cruise, Our Living Coast operated by Causeway Lass Tours

Boat Fishing Competition 25 Apr 2020

In association with Causeway Lass Portrush Yacht are proud to host a series of boat fishing competitions.

Portrush Raft Race Weekend 1 May 2020

Large crowds gather to watch this fundraising event in aid of Portrush Lifeboats as the ‘home made’ rafts race from the West Strand beach to the finishing line in the harbour.



Causeway Coast Challenge Walk 3 May 2020

Annual Causeway Coast Challenge walk.



Summer Bird Watching, Rathlin Puffin Control 24 May 2020

A pleasant boat trip onboard Causeway Lass from Ballintoy Harbour to Rathlin’s West Lighthouse.

Teddy Bears Picnic & Family Fun Day at Carrowmena 24 May 2020

Carrowmena offer a wide range of action packed adventure activities at the base of Binevenagh just outside Limavady including Zip Line, Archery, Climbing Wall, Leap of Faith, Tri-Stack and Centipede.



Causeway Coast Amateur Golf Tournament 1 Jun 2020

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



Ballymoney Show 5 Jun 2020

If you fancy a fun day out for all the family, join us at this year’s 113th Ballymoney Show in Ballymoney Showgrounds. Ballymoney Show is a local agricultural show providing 2 days of entertainment for the whole family. We aim to attract visitors, from both the local farming area, the local town and also visitors from the rest of the province, from southern Ireland and mainland GB. Ballymoney Show is held in the local showgrounds, which are owned by the […]



World Oceans Day 7 Jun 2020

Guided whale watching trip with Causeway Lass



Causeway Coast Ford Fair 7 Jun 2020

Annual Causeway Coast Ford Fair displaying classic and vintage vehicles.

Causeway Ford Fair 7 Jun 2020

This year celebrates the 16th Annual Causeway Coast Ford Fair, taking place on Sunday 7th June 2020 at West Bay (also known as West Strand), Portrush.

Castlerock Clydesdale Show and Fun Day 13 Jun 2020

10am – 4pm From 10am to 4pm enjoy a great day of family entertainment at Castlerock Clydesdale Show and Fun Day. Throughout the day there will a fantastic display of Clydesdale horses, craft stalls, a bouncy castle and to get everyone’s mouths watering a delicious barbecue.



Bushmills Salmon and Whiskey Festival 13 Jun 2020

A two-day treat of fantastic entertainment, live music, delicious food and much more.

Summer Fireworks Evening 25 Jul 2020

Enjoy spectacular fireworks and a great Summertime atmosphere in the popular coastal town of Portstewart in conclusion to this year’s Red Sails Festival.



Heart of the Glens Festival 1 Aug 2020

Visitors to the area can enjoy 9 days of family fun and craic at the Heart of the Glens Festival.



Stendhal Festival 2020 6 Aug 2020

Stendhal Festival is one of Northern Ireland’s best loved, grassroots festivals.



Auld Lammas Fair 22 Aug 2020

Ireland’s oldest fair held in the beautiful seaside town of Ballycastle.



Airwaves Portrush 5 Sep 2020

Great opportunity to see some the world’s most talented pilots take to the skies.

Castlerock Walk Fest 5 Sep 2020

An excellent day of guided walks including hill treks, moderate walks, walks of specific interest, family and toddler ‘walks’. Registration required for hill treks. Light refreshments before and after walks.

Field of Screams 23 Oct 2020

Enter if you dare Carrowmena’s Field of Screams

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