URBAN EVENTS NI NEWS

We put a lot of love into the events we plan, and being recognised for our work is a special bonus. Our events have been photographed and written about in a number of media outlets. Below are a few of the highlights.

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ANTRIM LAUNCHING ITS FIRST EVER FOOD AND CRAFT FESTIVAL IN JULY

June 16, 2021

Antrim is set to launch its first ever Food & Craft Festival this summer.
Running from Friday 16 – Sunday 18 July 2021, the NI Food & Craft Festival is set to deliver a feast of family fun, aiming to celebrate the best of local produce, from gastronomical delights and bespoke beverages, to an abundance of artisan craft makers.

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Northern Ireland Food & Craft Festival returns for a scrumptious second year

June 1st 2022

The event brought more than 35,000 people to Antrim last year to sample the best tastes and sounds of Northern Ireland.

A combined effort from Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, The Junction, Urban Events NI and Castle Mall, the festival will showcase the very best of local food and beverage producers, food trucks, chefs, demonstrations, craft enthusiasts and family entertainers that Northern Ireland has to offer.

This year’s festival will feature an opening night concert in the town’s Market Square, headlined by the ultimate 80s tribute band, Pleaseuredome, supported by local acts Tyler Michael and Acapella Belles.

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NI’S FIRST VEGAN FESTIVAL COMING TO BELFAST

September 1, 2021

CastleCourt is set to host NI’s first vegan festival this month with a day-long event dedicated to plant-based food and sustainable living

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BELFAST'S CS LEWIS SQUARE WILL BE WELCOMING BACK ITS POPULAR URBAN MARKET.

October 15, 2021

Belfast's CS Lewis Square will be welcoming back its popular Urban Market. Showcasing the best in local food and crafts, the square will also host Simple Cypher and their show 'Roll Up, Roll Up' as part of Belfast International Arts Festival.

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MID AND EAST ANTRIM COUNCIL'S CHRISTMAS MARKETS SET TO GO AHEAD

October 26, 2020

BallymenaCarrick and Larne are all hoping to open Christmas markets and they could potentially be a weekly event in the run up to the big day.

The two and three-day markets are in advanced planning stages with applications for road closures in the towns submitted in a drive to boost recovery in the towns.

In Carrick it is hoped Market Square can be utilised and scores of stall holders have already contacted This has been an extremely challenging year for local traders and residents alike.