Whoa! Averaging 66,000 Unique Weekly Readers! 

Local News

Get set for a scare with Coleraine’s Halloween celebrations

2 Mins read
Spooky characters set the scene as the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Joan Baird OBE, and sponsors Gareth Witherow and Ruth Owen from The Newbridge Restaurant, Coleraine, and The Tides Restaurant, Portrush, look ahead to this year’s Halloween events across the Borough.PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

Coleraine hosts its spookily spectacular Halloween celebrations on Saturday 28th October at Rugby Avenue Playing Fields.
The popular family fun fair opens at 3pm, followed by an evening of entertainment organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council. From 6.30pm, look out for spooky characters, fire poi performers, fancy dress competition and an outdoor concert with live music from Curve before a fireworks extravaganza at 8.30pm.

Looking ahead to the festivities, the Mayor, Councillor Joan Baird said: “Halloween is a much anticipated time of year for many, especially for our young people who look forward to enjoying the school half-term break. This year, we have a packed programme of activities and fireworks displays, making the Causeway Coast and Glens a popular destination for our local community and visitors alike. It’s always encouraging to see families who choose to spend their Halloween break here, as we continue to build on our reputation as a great place to go throughout the year.”

Halloween celebrations across the Borough are sponsored by The Tides Restaurant, Portrush and The Newbridge Restaurant, Coleraine. Owner Gareth Witherow said: “I’m delighted to be working in partnership with Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council to create memorable Halloween celebrations which the whole family can enjoy. Look out for us in Coleraine where we’ll be contributing to the festival atmosphere with our goodie-bag giveaways.”
Alongside this, there’s lots of Halloween themed happenings taking place across the area. Causeway Speciality Market returns to the town centre on Saturday 28th October. The market transforms the Diamond area with upwards of 50 stalls selling a high quality range of local produce, including food, arts and crafts.

Portballintrae Residents Association hosts its annual Halloween Festival from Saturday 28th October – Sunday 29th October. On Saturday, there will be a fancy dress party for all the family, with children’s entertainment and a lantern parade led by a Samba band from the Village Hall to The Bayview Hotel before the skies light up with a fireworks display. On Sunday 29th, the village will host a craft fair featuring a range of quality items.
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council is looking forward to hosting other Halloween celebrations in Ballycastle, Ballymoney and Limavady. To find out about these, and other community events supported by Council, go to www.visitcausewaycoastandglens.com. On Facebook search for Causeway Coast Events or follow us on Twitter. You can also avail of additional information from Visitor Information Centres in Ballycastle, Ballymoney, Coleraine and Limavady.

11095 posts

About author
An article that is attributed to the Causeway Coast Community Team has either involved multiple authors, written by a contributor or the main body of content is from a press release. Got a news-related tip you’d like to see covered on Causeway Coast Community? Email us - [email protected]
Related posts
Local News

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council prosecutes irresponsible dog owners

1 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppTwo prosecution cases brought by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council against irresponsible dog owners were heard in Ballymena Magistrates Court on…
Local News

Mallon refuses planning permission for Doraville Wind Farm

1 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppInfrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has today confirmed that she has refused planning permission for the Doraville Wind Farm. This follows the Minister’s…
Local News

New COVID-19 testing service now available in Boots UK stores

2 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsApp– The new service will launch in selected stores this week, before rolling out to 50 Boots stores throughout November, with a…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *