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.

Sails and Sounds 2018

Every fancied sailing up the Lough, playing the fiddle, blowing the bagpipes,seeing round the Marine Laboratory or learning all about Portaferry’s Maritime History?
There are loads of events across four days in the Sails and Sounds Festival.

Click on the pictures for a bigger view or go to their website for full details of all that is on.


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.)