July Events

Royal Portrush Golf Club

The Open

14  -21 July 

The Open makes a historic return to Northern Ireland in 2019. Golf’s oldest and most international championship returns after 68 years with the world’s greatest players competing for the Claret Jug at Royal Portrush.

Rose Week in Dixon Park

Summer Rose Fair 2019

16 – 22 July 

The International Rose Garden at Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park is among the best in the world. From July to September over 45,000 roses are in bloom. A full programme of events takes place in the park during the Summer Rose Fair, including music and a variety of entertainment for all ages.

Orangefest

Orangefest

12 July 

Join thousands of people as they celebrate The Twelfth, the biggest annual festival in Northern Ireland.

Belfast Pride Parade

Belfast Pride

26 July – 4 August

Belfast Pride Festival is one of the biggest festivals in Belfast and runs over 100 events across 10 days in a celebration of the LGBTQA+ community.

August Events

Ulster Grand Prix

Ulster Grand Prix 2019

5 -10 August 

The Ulster Grand Prix returns in August 2019 with a number of fast paced exciting races.

CS Lewis Square

Eastside Arts Festival

1 -11 August

The EastSide Arts Festival showcases the talent of east Belfast and serves up a sizzling feast of events.

CHSq 2018

CHSq 2019

8 – 25 August 

CHSq returns to the historic surroundings of Belfast’s iconic Custom House, bringing a series of headline shows by international musical artists.

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.

Féile an Phobail

Féile an Phobail

1 -11 August 

Féile an Phobail is Ireland’s Biggest Community Arts Festival, showcasing a love for the arts and cultural events in Belfast.

September Events

Culture Night

Culture Night

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

September (TBC)

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

bounce festival

Bounce!

13 – 16 September 

The annual arts festival, produced by University of Atypical, showcases outstanding new work by deaf and disabled writers, producers, actors, dancers, musicians, and directors.

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 performers

The Belfast International Tattoo 2019

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.

Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half 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.

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.

Outburst Queer Arts Festival Showcases Great Local and International Queer Work

Outburst Queer Arts Festival

November (TBC) 

Belfast’s annual queer art festival features ten days of theatre, film, music, literature and much more.

christmas lights

Christmas Light Switch-On

November (TBC)

An evening of fun awaits as Belfast will light up for Christmas in front of Belfast City Hall

Belfast Christmas Market 2

Christmas Market

December (TBC)

This yuletide market offers an authentic feast of international cuisine alongside a mix of handcrafted goods and bespoke artisan products.

December Events

Summer Twilight Market

Twilight Market

December (TBC)

Wrap up warm for the Christmas Twilight in  December at St George’s Market.

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