Creative Peninsula 2019

Northern Ireland's largest celebration of art and craft, running throughout August across Ards and North Down. Tickets are on sale now for a host of hands-on workshops and special events

Festival Details


Thursday, 01 August 2019 to Saturday, 31 August 2019


Various Prices (see event website)

Tickets are now on sale for Creative Peninsula, Northern Ireland’s largest celebration of art and craft. Now in its 18th year, this thriving annual event brings together local artists and makers to demonstrate their skills and showcase their work.

Beginning on Friday August 2 2019 and running throughout the month, Creative Peninsula, organised by Ards and North Down Borough Council, offers free and bookable opportunities for people of all ages and levels of experience to see, learn about and even ‘try their hand’ at a host of different art and craft forms practiced in the local area. 

Featuring, open studios, creative tours, exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations and more, Creative Peninsula is an ideal way to experience what the local art and craft industries have to offer throughout the beautiful and picturesque Ards and North Down Borough.

The programme kicks-off on August 2 with ‘Creative Peninsula in the Square’ at Conway Square in Newtownards. For one day only the space will be transformed into a tented arts and crafts village with more than 30 artists and makers displaying and selling their work. Free demonstrations including glass engraving, wood turning, felting, printing, ceramics and more will run throughout the day.

Browse the full programme below or download it from Tickets for bookable events are also available from this website.

You can pick up a programme or find out more information on all the events on offer from Ards Arts Centre, North Down Museum, at any of the local visitor information centres (Ards, Bangor and Portaferry) or by contacting the Council directly on 0300 013 3333.