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.