1. Heart of the Glens Festival
What is it? A festival run annually by all the lovely people down in Cushendall! This community based event starts on the first Saturday of every August and showcases all the talent county Antrim has to offer!
Where is it? Cushendall, Antrim
When is it? 6th August - 14th August
2. Ballycastle Tennis Junior & Senior Tennis Tournaments
What is it? Another community based event however with more of an active twist to it! Ballycastle invites all tennis players, regardless of skill, to attend a week long tennis tournament in the beautiful Ballycastle area. Last year the tournament saw a massive 5000 games, and that’s only counting the youths!
Where is it? Ballycastle, Antrim
When is it? 31st July - 12th August
3. Kite Festival
What is it? This August, make your way to Downhill Beach House in Castlerock to experience a kaleidoscope of kites flying over one of Ireland’s most stunning coastal estates. Enjoy the large array of kite performers, kite making activities and Wild Geese parachute display. And for those looking to enjoy something closer to ground, there’ll be quad-pod rides, segways, craft and food stalls.
Where is it? Castlerock, Londonderry
When is it? 14th August
What is it? One of the biggest festivals in Ireland has a new home - the Titanic Belfast! Don’t miss out on Belsonic this year, their line-up includes Irish legends, The Corrs, Disclosure, Fatboy Slim and Madness.
Where is it? Titanic Belfast, Belfast
When is it? 9th August - 26th August
5. Wakeboard Championship 2016
What is it? An internationally acclaimed wakeboarding competition, these Irish-based championships attracts a massive 150 competitors from over 18 countries. And if you need a break from the wakeboards, just head to the nearby vintage vehicle and motorcycle shows, bouncy castle play areas, boat and outdoor recreation displays, and local food market.
Where is it? Coleraine, Londonderry
When is it? 8th August - 13th August
Don’t say that we don’t sort your week out ;)
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