Cushendun's Big Arts Weekend

Cushendun's Big Arts Weekend will host four days of fun-filled activities for all the family.

Festival Details


Friday, 28 April 2017 to Monday, 01 May 2017



Cushendun’s Big Arts Weekend is a four day festival of music, drama, poetry, exhibitions workshops and family fun in one of the most beautiful villages in the Glens of Antrim. Now in it’s fifth year the festival celebrates the rich culture and spectacular landscape of Cushendun and the Glens of Antrim.

This year’s highlights include Saturday’s Poetry Jam, Music for a Spring Evening with with Voices Together Community Choir and a talk on ‘Megaliths in the Glens’ by Hector McDonnell.

Sunday is Family Fun Day at National Trust owned Glenmona House with a Sandcastle Competition, Pirate Workshop, face- painting and a family show. Also on Sunday early risers can join the Dawn Chorus Walk or learn all about seashore foraging. On Monday the village hosts

Naturally North Coast Artisan Market, storytelling and a photographic exhibition in the Old Church. With over 24 events there is something for everyone and many of the events are free.

Cushendun is a very picturesque village and well worth a visit at any time. Designed by Clough Williams-Ellis who also designed world famous Portmeirion, Cushendun has been home to many artists and writers including Louis MacNeice and John Masefield. The beautiful beach and lovely Glendun are at their best in spring and while you’re here you might want to pop in to the the spectacular caves featured in the Game of Thrones.

Full details of the programme will be released early March 2017 on where you can book tickets and register for events. For further information contact Katy English at 

With so much going on, you’ll want to stay for the weekend, or maybe forever.