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The Borough has long had a reputation for hosting some of the best events in the country. The year round programme offers a diverse range of events for visitors and residents and can be viewed in detail here.

Annual events hosted in the Borough include International North West 200, Auld Lammas Fair, SuperCupNI Youth Soccer Tournament, Air Waves Portrush, Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival, Armoy Road Races, Portrush Raft Race, Red Sails Festival Portstewart, RiverFest Coleraine, Stendhal Music Festival, Causeway Coast Surf Festival, Atlantic Sessions.

Recent event highlights include Irish Open 2012, World Police and Fire Games 2013, Giro D’Italia 2014.

The Events Team is currently assisting in the delivery of the 2019 Open Championship at Royal Portrush.


The Events Team:

  • Works in partnership with community, voluntary, sporting and private sector groups to deliver a range of events, throughout the year, which are an integral part of the tourism product of the destination

  • Works in partnership with Tourism NI and other national organisations to promote Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council as a host destination for a wide range of events

  • Administers event funding, provide support and advice