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Celebrating Bangor’s history as a thriving seaside town

Saturday 12 August 2023

12–6pm • Bangor Seafront


Classic Car & Bike Show

Queen’s Parade Car Park

The Classic Car & Bike Show is a main attraction with over 100 beautifully preserved and restored vehicles. They will be judged on a range of categories with the awards announced at 4:30pm. We’ve had some incredible entrants in the past, and look forward to this year’s display.

McKee Clock Arena

  • Swing DJ12pm
  • Open House Choir12:30pm
  • Soda Popz - Live Music1:15pm
  • It's a Swing Out - Dance Competition3pm
  • In Full Swing - Live music3pm
  • Best Dressed Winner Announced4:45pm
  • In Full Swing - Live Music5pm
  • Licensed Bar | Hot Food Trucks | FunfairAll day

Sunken Gardens

The Frock Around The Clock Vintage Market will have plenty of unique finds, from clothing to knick-knacks, and you can pair your new vintage outfit with a snazzy hairstyle from our pop-up salon.

Boom Studios is hosting macrame workshops & sketch walks, Seacourt Print Workshop (on Main Street), The North Down Museum & Bangor Camera Club will exhibit the rich cultural heritage of our seaside town, and Alan McMullan is displaying his vintage postcard collection, a testament to Bangor’s vibrant past.

The Court House

The Court House live room will be transformed into a thriving Vintage Record Fair 12–6pm. Plus catch the usual Irish Traditional Sessions from 3pm.

Later on the Seaside Revival afterparty kicks off with Stompin’ Belfast’s DJ Marty and guest DJ B Chilun providing the music. Join us from 7:30pm at The Court House for this free evening of swing tunes. You can join in and dance or just take in the atmosphere and watch.