Each year Randalstown Arches Association, with the help of a dedicated group of local volunteers, organises the Randalstown ARCHES Community Festival for the local community, with events in and around the town.

There are upwards of 50 events covering a wide spectrum of activities and interests, catering for all age groups take place in the course of Festival week.

The highlights of the week are the Wednesday evening Duck Race and Fun Night and the Grand Finale Parade on Saturday evening. During the course of the week several thousand people converge on Randalstown to participate in Festival events.

The annual winter community event in the town is the Switch-on of the Christmas Lights in late November, also attended by large numbers of spectators and participants.