Welcome to Portaferry Gala Festival

We are a Festival, based in Portaferry, Co.Down, in Northern Ireland. A family friendly event, running every July since 1967, we have a week long programme, which includes something for everyone, of all ages. Each year the festival ends with the Portaferry Float Parade, pictures of which can be seen by clicking here.

For information on our history, click here. To browse pictures and get a flavour of our events, click here. You can also follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook, just click on the links in the menu.

Funding Officer

Portaferry Gala is looking for an individual to volunteer for the post of funding officer, whist this year’s funding is in place, the role will involve planning and applying for next year’s Gala. Anyone interested in this role, please email admin@portaferrygala.com.

Summer Night City

Dig out your flares, jump suits and white platform boots, as we prepare to party on the Square, Saturday July the 14th. Join us for an evening with The Bjorn Identity. Mark the date in your diary to come along and join in the fun as we get Galafest 18 underway.

(No tickets required for this event.)

Mini Beasts Walking Trail

Mon 7th May, Kids Mini Beasts Nature Trail, Nugent’s Wood, 2-4pm.
Look out for the mini-beasts that make the area home and find out about the flora and fauna. £2.50 per child, children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets available from Portaferry VIC, booking essential.

What are YOUR thoughts on Portaferry Gala?

It’s that time of year again when we remind everyone about the “Gala Feedback Form” – it’s on this site all year round and you can find it by clicking here and filling out the feedback form.
Are there events you would like to see lasting longer?
Are there events you feel are past their sell by date?
Are there events you would like to see take place in the future?

Please do have a think and fill out the form – it’s YOUR festival for YOUR town, so do have YOUR say.