About Us

This site is about the annual festival held in Whitehead County Antrim during the summer months of July and August and includes the famous raft race and the long distance swim. The Saturday of the raft race and swim are chosen depending on the tide, to ensure maximum safety for all participants.

The festival normally takes place over 2 or 3 weeks and includes football, tennis and golf matches, plenty of activities for children, talks and walks for adults and different craft events. The main Festival Saturday includes stalls and live events at the recreation grounds and the steam trains run on this day too.