Not one, not two, not three...
Yes, FOUR festivals happening this summer in Portaferry!
The other three ; )
Narrow Series Regatta: 11 to 14 July
This Narrows Series Regatta welcomes over 140 boats to Strangford Lough. The Regatta launches on Monday 11 July with the Bar Buoy Race at the mouth of the lough and over the course of the event, spectators will see 13 classes of boats compete in a number of races.
Look out for Glens, Rivers, FFs, lasers, Dingeys and more! There will be other activities during the event and be sure to pop into ‘PAST’; Portaferry and Strangford Trust, which is featuring exhibitions on The Vikings on Strangford Lough and Paddle Boarding.
Portaferry Gala: 16 to 22 July
Portaferry Gala Festival celebrates its Emerald Anniversary this year, running for 55 years.
This 7-day programme has events including the brand-new Bingo Loco, Burger Fest, Taste your Town and Farming Community Day.
New this year will be ‘Talk of the Walk’, following a map trail around the streets of Portaferry and discovering some street entertainment on the way!
Sails and Sounds Festival: 4 to 7 August
Visitors can enjoy sea kayaking, SUP, Rowing, Ruffian Boats competitions along with environmental talks, crafts, and demos of all things maritime.
Portaferry's heritage will be brought to life through a variety of displays, talks and exhibitions including from the awesome Magnus Viking Experience.
The festival will showcase local food, foraging, live music, dance, Sea Shanty workshops.
For information on all events: visitardsandnorthdown.com