Free, Cheap and Fun Things To Do This Weekend 28th – 29th July 2018

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

It’s hard to believe we’re in the last week of July! And this weekend, it seems we’ve saved the best ‘til last, in terms of exciting events!

And boy, is it all happening: from high-energy gigs, to colourful carnivals, lazy Sundays to pottering with pottery, a hot Holiday Fair and a fresh Summer Market where shoppers can pick up something that little bit different. 

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So there you have it, your weekends: very well spent – with Power NI. Check in with our map every week to help you better power your weekends, from all at Power NI.

 Free, cheap and fun things to do this weekend 28 & 29th July


27th July - 5th August

Belfast City Centre

FREE & Ticketed Events

Party with Pride - at this sensational award-winning,10-day event.

Get set to see a kaleidoscope of colour and a rainbow of fun with lots pf events going on from the Big Pride Picnic this Saturday to the carnival parade through the streets of Belfast on Saturday 4th August! Visit the Pride Village, including a market and music, food and fun and kids entertainment.

Everyone’s invited, included and in for an amazing time!

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2. Power NI Ice Cream Festival

28th July from 12pm

Victoria Square Shopping Centre, Belfast


Who doesn’t love an ice cream? We certainly do – so join us on Saturday at our summer Ice Cream Festival with Belfast’s newest ice cream parlour, Al Gelato. We’ll be sharing our latest summer deals and of course ice cream with shoppers.

Plus vote for a new ice cream flavour from a choice of four created by our staff. The winning flavour will be sold in Al Gelato in the first two weeks of September. If you can’t make it on Saturday, you can also enter before 12pm on Friday 3rd August at

Everyone who votes will be automatically entered into a draw to win a £250 Victoria Square gift card, as well as an overnight stay for two at the Everglade’s Hotel, Derry/Londonderry.

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1st July – 26th August, 3-5pm

Ward Park, Bangor


Welcome Wilfie to Ward Park this Sunday!

Bring your blanket, pack a picnic, choose a spot and relax to the rustic, soul-filled country folk sounds of this week’s special guest: with an unforgettable voice, in unspoiled surroundings, and an unbelievable atmosphere.

Ward Park hosts a different act every Sunday, so make it a regular gig.

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Saturday 28th July. 9 - 5pm

Shane’s Castle

£10 per person, Under 16s FREE with Adult

Take a leisurely, and positively pleasurely stroll through rural life.

Roam the beautiful grounds of Shane’s Castle Estate and celebrate all kinds of country living. From sheep shearing competitions, horse jumping, a petting zoo and the finest fresh baked foods and handmade goods on display and on offer.

With Young Farmers Clubs’ Games, amusements and music to boot!

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Friday 27th – Sunday 29th July

Tubby’s Farm, Hillsborough

From £29.50 One-day Adult Ticket, Kids 3-12 years £2.00

This festival grows and grows every year!

This year, The Utah Saints will be there, Mr. B, the Gentleman Rhymer, General Levy…and many more. It’s 3 days of music, creativity and arts oozing from every pore, with camping, glamping and dancing, campfires, circus skills, quirky creations, pop up food stalls and giant bubbles…

Check it out, and let the sun shine on your soul a little.

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23rd - 29th July


FREE and Ticketed Events

Enjoy a feast of traditional Irish music.

This family friendly festival celebrates Irish music, song, dance and language in its purest form. And the real beauty is the location, nestled at the foothills of the Mourne Mountains, with lush forest parks, sandy beaches and glorious golf.

With street entertainment, fun activities, lively pub jams and Peace Maze sessions, you’ll find it fascinating.

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Saturday 28th 10 - 4.30pm, and Sunday 29th July 12 - 4.30pm



Make your way to the market at the museum!

Set in the stunning surroundings of North Down Museum you can marvel at the museum and shop for the most wonderful bespoke gifts and unique goods, taste delicious homemade foods and check out original fashion and accessories.

Pop into our pop up shop at the museum this weekend.

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28th July – 12th August



Head for the lighthouse and find lots of fun!

Over the next fortnight you’ll find ‘an event a day’ in and around Donaghadee, to celebrate all that is great about the local area. With an artisan market, classic car show, live music and more!

Bring the family, bring friends and discover Donaghadee.

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Sunday 29th July, 1 - 4pm


Adults £6.50, Children £3.25

Roll out those lazy hazy days of summer at The Argory.

As with every National Trust property you’re in for a treat simply by taking in the beautiful surroundings. Add some relaxing music, a delicious BBQ and entertainment for kids in The Courtyard and it’s simply bliss.

There’ll be nowhere you’d rather be.

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1st – 31st July

Armagh Visitor Information Centre


Local, original, and stunningly beautiful, this exhibition is exquisite.

Ballydougan Pottery guru Sean O’Dowd throws his heart and soul into producing fashionable and functional pottery, where this age old art is mixed with a hint of modernity and created with passion, flair and finesse.

See every brush stroke up close.

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Sunday 29th July, 12pm - 5pm

Portstewart Town Hall

Adults £2, Children FREE

Frock around the clock is taking The Great Summer Holiday Fair – on holiday!

Traipse around 20 vintage and artisan stalls, antiques and collectables, textiles and holistic therapies, fashion accessories, art and photography and yummy food – all pitched up for the first time in Portstewart.

Swing by and say hi.

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12. Open Park Day

Sunday 29th July, 11am – 4pm

Todds Leap Activity Centre

£25.00 per person or £90.00 per Family 4

Open Park Days at Todds Leap are a perfect day out for all the family. There are 10 amazing activities on offer all day, the only trouble is you'll not know what to do first: Zipline, Giant Swing, Body Zorbing, Archery, Climbing Wall, Bungee Run and lots more!

The Park opens at 11.00am and close at 4.00pm and you can have a go on activities as many times as you like!!

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