Shop, Eat, Enjoy - Back in Bangor this August!

Tuesday 10th August 2021

Saturday 21 August will see the very best of Bangor come to life as we encourage you to join us to shop local, eat local and enjoy lots of seaside fun.

Back in Bangor promotional graphic featuring bunting and the message

From 12noon to 6pm, the town will have an extra special buzz with fabulous shop window animations and pop-up performances throughout the day. Be captivated by the finest local singers, actors, dancers, mime artists and musicians who will entertain and delight!

From Main Street to High Street and Project 24 to Pickie Funpark you can experience and enjoy live performances, shop window animations, special offers, tasty food and much more.

Project 24 will host the ‘Taste Ards and North Down’ local food, drink and craft market from 12noon to 6pm where you will have the opportunity to meet our local producers and pick up some delicious treats and unique crafts.

The McKee Clock arena will play host to the UK’s Strongest Woman 2021 event where 12 athletes from all 4 corners of the UK will compete in grueling contests to become the first ever UK’s Strongest woman. A not to be missed event with 9 tests of strength to find one champion. (Pre-booking essential).

As part of the Back in Bangor celebrations we also have a variety of exciting and authentic foodie experiences on offer from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 August.

Highlights include:

  • Bangor Beer Club Special The Bangor Beer Club returns at the Salty Dog. This is the best place to meet some of the great local characters behind the ever-growing NI craft brewing scene.
  • The Great British Menus with Andy Scollick An opportunity to enjoy the Great British Menu as presented by our rising star, local chef Andy Scollick.

Mayor of Ards and North Down, Councillor Mark Brooks said;

“While we are unable to run large scale events like we usually do, this new town animation approach designed for a COVID-safe environment where entertainers are spread out right across the town, allows shoppers to enjoy performances while remaining outside and socially distanced.

"I am looking forward to seeing a buzz back in Bangor and hope that it is a successful day for the town and its traders.”

So why not delight in some much-needed entertainment and relaxation with a special day Back in Bangor this August. 

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· All providers will operate with COVID-19 measures in line with current government guidance.

· Help us to stop the spread of COVID-19. Regular rapid lateral flow testing is strongly recommended prior to attending this event. For more information see