Free, Cheap and Fun Things To Do This Weekend 4th – 5th August 2018

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

It’s all about getting out and about this August! And there’s more exciting outdoor events than ever before, as organisers pack as much as possible into the summer months.


There’s so much to choose! From legendary motorbike rallies, community and street festivals, colourful coastal kite flying, cool open-air concert going to donkey shows!

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Free, Cheap and Fun Things To Do This Weekend 4th – 5th August 2018


Saturday 4th August, 12 - 3pm

CS Lewis Square, Belfast


The East of the city is alive with entertainment, excitement and enlightenment as the East side Arts Festival unfolds 2-12th August.  

As part of the celebrations, which includes a Van Morrison Walking Tour, CS Lewis Celebrations, Jimmy Ellis Tribute and The Hothouse Flowers performing, this weekend sees a street party full of crafts, workshops, tours, music and more!

It’s a proverbial feast of all things East!

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Saturday 4th August, 9.30am – 4pm

Ulster Museum, Belfast


Celebrate all that is best about breast!

New Mum or Mum-to-be? Bring your baby or your bump along to participate in a breastfeeding record! There’ll also be relaxed chats and guest talks. Try out some yoga and stretches, discover what’s best to wear, how to breastfeed in public, hear real stories from real mums, and above all bond.

It’s all designed to bring you, your baby and other mums closer together.

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3. FEILE 30

2nd - 12th August

Belfast & Beyond

FREE & £Ticketed events

See it, believe it, Feile it!

Celebrate the 30th birthday of the ‘festival of the people’. This weekend, comedy is on the agenda with Jake O’Kane, while Feile Rocks at City Hall. There’s free family fun at the Twin Spires Complex, a Kids Market and Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Falls Park, and a Gruffalo Hunt at Colin Glen Forest Park!

It’s the absolute best of the West!

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5th August, 2 - 5pm



Fill up on ‘feel-good’, with a free music event for all!

Dance to the beat of different drums as you’re invited to get hands-on with various drumming techniques from around the world: Indian Dhol drumming, African Djembe drumming, Chinese Lion drumming or Japanese Taiko drumming.

It’s all part of Belfast Music Summer Season 2018, and as a free family fun event, it’s hard to beat!

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Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th August

Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

Adult £9, Child £5.50

You won’t believe the things donkeys can do!

Bring your little ones to see donkey’s dress up, play musical chairs and compete in an egg and spoon race! We kid you not! There’s so much fun to be had with over 40 donkeys and their handlers taking part.

You’ll have to see it to believe it! It’s Ee-Awesome!

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Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th August, 1.30 - 7.15pm


£10 per team

What do you get if you cross an extreme treasure hunt with an extraordinary adventure?

Operation Elsewhere! A rip-roaring mission of otherworldly encounters and fun brought to you by The Big Telly Theatre Company. Using your wit, skill, imagination, agility, built-in brilliance and a whole lot of humour, teams will go on an ‘out of this world’ experience.

It’s something different right on your doorstep!

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Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th August

Burrendale Hotel, Newcastle

From £35

Get your motor running and head out on the highway - to Newcastle!

Join or witness the cavalcade of Harley Davidson’s as they Rock & Ride through the Mournes for 3 days and nights. With a custom bike show, live music including Whole Lotta Voltage, Ireland’s top AC/DC tribute, rally camping, BBQs and more.

Want an action packed iconic weekend? It’s easy rider.

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8. Footsteps in the Forest

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th August

Slieve Gullion Forest Park

FREE & £Ticketed Events

Follow the Footsteps in the Forest in search of woodland, sea-world or forest folk! Unleash your inner creativity with a songwriting workshop with John Spillane, walk in the steps of the Celts on a historic tour or learn the skills to survive a Zombie Apocalypse!

All designed to brighten, enlighten and entertain you!

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Saturday 4th August, 6.30pm

Navan Centre and Fort, Armagh

Adults £14.50, Children £9.50

See the 30-foot Wickerman in all its ceremonial glory!

Join in these ancient celebrations of the Celtic Sun God Lugh. Get into the spirit of the occasion by wearing traditional Celtic costume, have a little help from a Henna Artist, enjoy performances, music, dance and crafts, before the flames are ignited to warmly welcome to the harvest season.

Spiritual, beautiful and unforgettable.

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Saturday 4th August, 1 - 5pm

Antrim Castle Gardens


Get down to the smooth sounds of Clubsound!

Join local legends, now in their 47th year of entertaining the masses with music and humour, as they belt out a mix of 50s and 60s hits. With swing boats, a food fayre, bungee trampolines and kids entertainment, it’s an all round (club) sound day out!

Whatever your age, you won’t want to miss it.

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Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th August, 12 - 5pm

Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House

Normal admission applies

Let’s go fly a kite – some even as big as your house!

The coastal town of Castlerock becomes the backdrop for the most amazing, awe-inspiring, altogether fantastical collection of kites. Now in its 8th year, this spectacle in the sky is a must-see.

With food stalls, a petting farm, quad train and kids’ helicopter rides, things are certainly looking up, at Downhill.

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4th - 12th August


FREE & £Ticketed Events

Get set for nine days of heart-warming events for all.

Don your finest for a ‘Dallywood’ theme night, take Irish Dancing taster sessions, have a Lark in the Park or line the route for a Lorry Parade. Take aim for a Country Sports Night, get aboard an RLNI Open Day, with a ping Pong Ball Race and a Fireworks Display!

With walks & talks, kids stuff and sports activities, a Ceili and much more.

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Up to 8th August


FREE & £Ticketed Events

Reminisce and remember, while having fun and coming together.

This cross-cultural event offers a unique blend of music, dance, art, poetry, storytelling, historical tours, plays, cookery demonstrations and debates! With the Tartan Walk, Ulster Scots influence and Guest Speakers all playing their part in making this festival so successful.

It’s cultural, it’s fun, it’s for everyone.

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3rd – 5th August, 6pm


Adults from £25, U18s £15

It’s Fermanagh’s biggest Summer Festival!

And all the great headline acts are lining up to take part; Tinchy Stryder, Scouting for Girls, Sean Kingston, Ryan Sheridan, Hand Me Downs, Fergal Darcy, Nathan Carter, Lisa McHugh, Kevin Jackson: 3 days of super summer sounds.

It’s ‘shore’ to be a big hit!

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