August Events

Belfast Mela

Belfast Mela

25 August

Belfast Mela is the city’s annual celebration of global cultures, when tens of thousands of visitors come together to celebrate people and diversity.

September Events

Culture Night

Culture Day and Night 2019

20 – 21 September

Enjoy over 250 family friendly free events, happenings, exhibitions and performances in the spaces and places throughout the city.

Autumn Fair 2018

Autumn Fair

14 – 15 September 

Enjoy a weekend of food, flowers and free family fun as the annual Autumn Fair returns to Belfast’s stunning Botanic Gardens.

Lyric Shirley

Shirley Valentine

3 – 28 September

Willy Russell’s heart-warming comedy took the world by storm when it premiered in 1986. It was adapted into an Oscar-nominated film. Now, fresh from her appearance in the award-winning Derry Girls, the extraordinary Tara-Lynne O’Neill stars in a revival of this vibrant comedy.

Mount Stewart House and Garden

European Heritage Open Days

13 – 15 September 

Each year, hundreds of properties open their doors and many organisations put on events for free across Northern Ireland as part of European Heritage Open Days.

Belfast Tattoo

The Belfast International Tattoo

6 – 7 September 

The Belfast Tattoo features an international line-up of over 600 performers building up to the Grand Finale of the Massed Pipe And Drums.

Belfast city marathon

Belfast Half Marathon

22 September 

The largest half marathon event in Northern Ireland.  Entrants will take on the popular flat and fast 13.1 mile route, which weaves its way throughout the four corners of the city.

October Events

Belfast International Arts Festival

Belfast International Arts Festival

15 October – 3 November 

The annual Belfast International Arts Festival features theatre, performance and visual art, music and more.

cinemagic

Cinemagic Festival

October (TBC) 

Enjoy an action-packed film programme for 4-25 year olds, showcasing the best of world cinema.

Little mix

Little Mix

13 October

Little Mix are back in Belfast with their brand new LM5 Tour. The shows will see Little Mix perform songs from their brand new album LM5, alongside their greatest hits including ‘Touch’, ‘Shout Out to My Ex’, ‘Black Magic’ and ‘Wings’.

Belfast Halloween Monster Mash and Fireworks Display

Halloween Monster Mash

31 October 

Enjoy the annual Belfast’s Halloween Monster Mash and Fireworks Display at The Slipways, Titanic Quarter. More information will be available soon!

Annie UK Tour

Annie

29 October – 2 November

The smash-hit production of Annie comes to Belfast for 1 week only direct from London’s West End.

November Events

Aslan at CS Lewis Square

C.S. Lewis Festival

November (TBC)

The CS Lewis Festival celebrates the legacy of Belfast-born author Clive Staples Lewis, famous for creating The Chronicles of Narnia. More information will be available soon!

Outburst Queer Arts Festival Showcases Great Local and International Queer Work

Outburst Queer Arts Festival

November (TBC) 

Belfast’s annual Queer Arts Festival features ten days of theatre, film, music, literature and much more. More information will be available soon!

christmas lights

Christmas Lights Switch On

November (TBC)

An evening of fun awaits as Belfast will light up for Christmas in front of Belfast City Hall. More information will be available soon!

Belfast Christmas Market 3

Christmas Market 2019

16 November – 22 December

This yuletide market offers an authentic feast of international cuisine alongside a mix of handcrafted goods and bespoke artisan products. More information will be available soon!

December

Summer Twilight Market

Twilight Market

December (TBC)

Wrap up warm for the Christmas Twilight in  December at St George’s Market. More information available soon!

The Snowman Family Concerts

The Snowman Family Concert

7 December

This Christmas, the Ulster Orchestra presents a live score to this festive family favourite.

Driving home for christmas

Driving Home For Christmas

19 November – 4 January

Grimes and McKee are back with another Lyric Christmas special!

Jack whitehall

Jack Whitehall - Stood Up

19 December 

Award-winning comedian, actor and writer Jack Whitehall has announced his biggest UK and Ireland arena tour ever for 2019 with a brand new show.

MAC4 Conference

I Heart NYE: Roaring 20s

31 December

The roaring 20s are back! Don those flapper dresses or get suited and booted as we sing in the New Year in style!

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