Summer was short, wet, and cold this year, but September usually brings a spell of warm, dry weather, and I’m hoping mother nature won’t disappoint this year. As August finishes and the daylight hours quickly get shorter it can be harder to think about going out and exploring new things.
I’ve found some events that are taking place in Northern Ireland this fall that we’ll be considering. Some we’ve been to before, and others will be a new experience for us. Should you be in the area, I hope that this list will be useful to you.
On August 28th, There will be a Shakespeare night in the park in Carrickfergus.
Coming up this Sunday is the Belfast Mela in Botanic Gardens. It’s something I’ve always wanted to attend since my days living in Belfast, and I’ve heard great things about it. Here you’ll find a variety of cultures together in one place for a colourful celebration.
September 1 – 6 will be an Oyster Festival in Bangor. If you like oysters, this is the place for you!
Go to the Portrush Airshow on the North Coast for a day of free entertainment in the skies. This year it’s on September 5 & 6th.
Attend a foraging event and pick up a new skill. Dermot and Mary of Forage Ireland are very knowledgeable and we’ve enjoyed past events they’ve hosted.
On September 18th, there will be a Culture Night in Belfast with loads of events for people of all ages.
Attend the Northern Ireland International Ploughing Championships in Lisburn on the 9th & 10th October 2015
From Mid-October W5 will be having a series of live events about Space leading up to Tim Peake’s lauch into space in January.
Enjoy the colours of Autumn in a park or along the sea.
October 31st will see a Hallowtides Festival in Newcastle.
Take a walk through yesteryear at the Whitehead Victorian Fair on November 28th.
Take a class, join a group, learn something new. There are lots of classes and groups starting up this fall. From art to photography, you’ll find something to do.