Portaferry Sails & Sounds Festival 4 day festival celebration of Boats. Classic and rowing boats, sailing regatta and parade of sail. Music, traditional dance & culture. Food demonstrations and boat trips on Strangford Lough. Walking tours, kids entertainment and crafts. Foraging, RNLI and QUB open days, theatre, Maritime Centre exhibits and interactive events. Visit Exploris and surrounding area. Boat building demonstrations, junior sailing sessions, rowing and lots more. The festival caters for everyone, both locals to tourists. All accessible and affordable events with local shops and eating outlets welcoming everyone. Fabulous offers throughout the festival. Portaferry and Strangford lough are areas of natural outstanding beauty and a unique venue for the Sails and Sounds Festival.
Portaferry and Strangford Trust are building on the success of 2018 and will be holding a Maritime Exhibition during 2019 at The Ropewalk, opposite Exploris Aquarium. Admission is FREE. See poster below for details of opening times.
ferry fm first took to the airwaves during Gala Week 1995. The aim of the station is still the same: to keep everyone up to date with all the latest Gala news and of course, all the latest results.
If you’re stuck inside or can’t make it to an event, you won’t feel left out because we’ll always keep you in touch with what’s going on.
As the internet has grown so much over the last few years, we hope that we have managed to bring Gala that little bit closer to all our “Ex-Ports” – in recent years we have had listeners from all over the world, join in the festival fun.
We do hope you enjoyed our programming during Gala 2018 and we hope all our on-line listeners felt that little bit closer to home when tuning in, thank for all the feedback and we hope to be back on air in Gala Week 2019