Summer Events

 GI Jive Festival 2016

The B/E Aerospace GI Jive Festival is back bigger and better for 2016!

This week long festival kicks off with the main event at Mourne Esplanade on 30 July which will be all swinging and all jiving! The main event will then be followed by smaller events throughout the week such as talks, exhibitions and guided tours of the old Greencastle Airfield (ending 5th August 2016).

Come along on 30 July to enjoy fabulous swing music from Swingabella and Nightswing, vintage fashion shows by Living Vintage, wartime re-enactments by the Wartime Living History Association, interact with original WWII vehicles and memorabilia from War Years Remembered, climb into the cockpit of a replica Spitfire with Ulster Aviation Society, enjoy a fly past a by local flying club, take part in our 1940s themed fancy dress competition, view beautiful vintage cars, learn to swing and jive with our professional dancers, explore and enjoy our marquee full of craft and artisan food stalls, learn to cook in our seafood marquee, watch celebrity chefs cook your favourite dishes along with much, much more!

There is something for everyone at GI Jive, even for those who simply want to relax on the grass and soak up the sun in the lovely family-friendly atmosphere!

GI Jive is running in conjunction with the Year of Food and Drink 2016 so there will be many more exciting new additions to our programme. Please keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for more information.

The Kilkeel and Mourne area played a huge part in the war effort along with the rest of Northern Ireland and their American allies. GI Jive hopes to bring these past events to the fore and bring this remarkable history back to life.

WWII vehicles, cookery demonstrations, seafood marquee, artisan food and craft stalls and much more!

Date Info

Smaller events running throughout the week 1st – 5th August