Newtownards District will mark the centenary of Northern Ireland with a parade on Saturday 7th May.

The celebration, which has been delayed from last year, will feature Orangemen and women from across the local districts, along with a number of local bands.

The parade will also incorporate the annual VE Day commemoration, which is traditionally staged around this time of year by Ex-Servicemen’s LOL 1952.
Participants are to assemble in Mark Street by 7pm, ahead of the parade starting at 7.15pm.

The parade will pause at the Newtownards & District War Memorial to allow for laying of wreaths to mark the 77th anniversary of the victory in Europe.

Parade route: Mark Street, Mary Street, Frances Street, Zion Place, Georges Street, New Road, Portaferry Road, Castle Street, War Memorial, Castle Street, High Street, Mill Street, Fredrick Street, Regent Street, Mary Street, Mark Street.