On 14th May 2021, Bangor Garth Pier celebrated its 125th year anniversary. On that day in 1896, Lord Penrhyn officially opened the pier following a procession through the city and a crowd of over 5,000 people assembled to watch the opening ceremony. The current situation meant a large-scale event was not possible but the Mayor of Bangor, Cllr Owen Hurcum, unveiled a new plaque commemorating the anniversary. Following social distancing rules, the Mayor was joined by other members of Bangor City Council, kioskholders and representatives of Friends of Bangor Garth Pier (FGBP)
#TeamIrfon, part of Awyr Las the North Wales NHS Charity, is marking the end of this very different year with something we can all get involved in: Light Up Christmas. Light Up Christmas is a real and digital lighting display, brought to you on Bangor Pier and online. This wonderful display, and its legacy, will be powered you.
The 10K has sold out for the 3rd consecutive year with just a few places remaining in the Half Marathon, which is part of the ‘3 Castles Series’ which also includes the Snowdonia Half Marathon and the newly named, St David’s Hospice Conwy Half Marathon.
This year Bangor City Council are hosting the Awyr Las/Team Irfon fund raising event on Bangor Pier. The event will be organised around around 30+ swimmers, swimming from Beaumaris Pier to Bangor Pier on the 7th September. The swim will begin at 16.00 hours from Beaumaris with the swimmers being accompanied by kayaks and ribs.The target for this years event is to raise in excess of £3000.To date over £1000 has been pledged to the swimmers. All of the money collected will go towards the new facilities at the Alaw Cancer Care Unit
Sad/Sat Awst 31 Aug 5pm to 7pm - Croeso I Bawb / Everyone was welcome to come and help clean up Bangor's coasts this summer! Removing harmful plastics, bits of lost fishing gear and polluting domestic rubbish from our coasts will help to ensure that seals and seabirds do not get entangled, fish and other marine animals do not swallow pieces of plastic and that we have beautiful clean coastal waters. The start was at the pier and then along towards the straits. Kid friendly, dog friendly! All equipment provided. Trac 5 provided tea and coffee to all participants of this event. Everyone coming early could have a pannad and a chat before the start