May

belfast city marathon

Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon - Postponed

This event has been postponed until 20 September 2020.
Original date: 3 May, Stormont Estate

Belfast City Marathon moves into its 39th year in 2020 with its continued support from title sponsor Deep RiverRock.

Balmoral Show 2020 - Cancelled

This event has cancelled.

Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank is Northern Ireland’s largest agri-food event, promising a fun-filled day out for all the family, including show-jumping competitions, motorcycle displays, bands, shopping, a petting farm and much more!

June

tom jones

Tom Jones live at Botanic Gardens - Postponed

31 May (sold out) and 3 June, Botanic Gardens.
This event has been postponed to 30-31 May 2021.

Celebrating his 80th birthday this year, Tom Jones is one of the biggest legends in the music industry. He’s had an incredible 50+ year career and he’s not stopping anytime soon. He’ll be playing two nights at the Green Green Grass of Home, Botanic Gardens, this summer.

Gin Festival

Belfast Gin Festival - Cancelled

This event has been cancelled.
12 – 14 June, Elmwood Hall QUB

Come and celebrate all that is gin with Seedhead Arts and Taste and Tour NI at Northern Ireland’s original Gin Festival. Meet the makers, enjoy music, talks, demonstrations oh and gin… all the gin.

July

Orangefest

Orangefest - Cancelled

13 July, Various Locations
This event has been cancelled.

Join thousands of people as they celebrate The Twelfth, the biggest annual festival in Northern Ireland. The celebrations showcase aspects of Ulster’s rich heritage and culture such as Orange Lodges, marching bands, fife and drums, flute music and the resonant sound of Ulster’s unique Lambeg drum. More information will be available soon.

Belfast Pride Festival 2020

24 July – 2 August, Various Locations

Belfast Pride Festival is one of the biggest festivals in Belfast. Celebrating and showing support for the LGBTQ community, the Belfast Pride Parade is the biggest cross community parade in the city, the main event in the LGBTQ calendar and one of the key events in the Belfast Pride festival.

feile summer festival dancer

Féile an Phobail - Moved Online

30 July – 9 August, Various Locations
This has now become a virtual event!

Féile an Phobail is Ireland’s biggest community arts festival. Taking place every year, the festival brings thousands of participants for a colourful, musical procession with specially-designed floats representing a chosen theme, dancers and children in costume and face masks. More information will be available soon.

August

The Ulster Grand Prix

Ulster Grand Prix

5 – 8 August, Dundrod Circuit

The Ulster Grand Prix is known to many as the world’s fastest road race. Thousands of fans flock to Northern Ireland to feel the exhilarating speed of some of the world’s fastest motorcycles on the edge of chaos at speeds of up to 200 mph. More information will be available soon.

September

Autumn Fair 2018

Autumn Fair

Dates to be confirmed, Botanic Gardens

The Autumn Fair at Botanic Gardens is back! Come along and enjoy some fantastic free events for the whole family, including food and craft stalls, children’s activities, flower shows, live music and much more! More information will be available soon.

Take a look at our guide to Culture Night and Day, 20 and 21 September 2019 in Belfast

Culture Night

Dates to be confirmed, Various Locations

One of the biggest events of the year in Belfast’s cultural calendar! With hundreds of free family friendly events, including brilliant trails to bus cabarets and circus workshops to musical magic, there’s something for everyone at Culture Night Belfast. More information will be available soon.

 

October

Shaun the Sheep Movie   Farmageddon with cinemagic

Cinemagic Film Festival 2020

Dates to be confirmed, Various Locations

An award-winning festival using the magic of film and moving images to entertain, educate, motivate and inspire young people. The festival is hosted in various cinemas and arts venues across Belfast. Young people and all fans of film can enjoy a feast of classic and new cinema from around the world with accompanying film and television education workshops, masterclasses, film-making competitions and question and answer sessions. More information about this year’s festival will be available soon.

Missing Voices

Belfast International Arts Festival

15 – 31 October, Various Locations

The 2020 festival will take place from Thursday 15 October to Saturday 31 October covering theatre, dance, classical and roots music, visual, film and digital arts and literature accompanied by outreach and educational events. More information will be available soon!

Belfast Halloween Monster Mash and Fireworks Display

Belfast Monster Mash

Dates to be confirmed, Titanic Slipways

With hauntingly good live music, creepy street theatre, wicked workshops, a spooktacular fireworks display and much more! Witches, wizards, ghouls and vampires are all invited to come along dressed in their most imaginative costumes. Of course, there will be prizes for the most terrifying outfits! More information will be available soon.

November

christmas lights

Belfast Christmas Lights Switch On

Dates to be confirmed, Belfast City Hall

What better way to get into the festive spirit than the Belfast Christmas lights switch on? Watch the Belfast streets and City Hall light up with sparkling Christmas lights while enjoying live entertainment at the main stage. More information will be available soon.

Aslan at CS Lewis Square

CS Lewis Festival 2020

Dates to be confirmed, Various Locations

The CS Lewis Festival celebrates the legacy of Lewis through themes of storytelling, imagination and spirituality with events including talks, lectures and tours, exhibitions, workshops, theatre, poetry and spoken word events and film screenings. More information about this year’s festival will be available soon.

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Belfast Christmas Market

Dates to be confirmed, Belfast City Hall

The award-winning Belfast Christmas Market is highly anticipated every year. Bringing with it delightful craft stalls, a feast of international foods, festive drinks and exciting carnival rides, there’s something for everyone! More information will be available soon.

December

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Winter Skate

Dates to be confirmed, SSE Arena Belfast

Skate at the home of the Stena Line Belfast Giants during the festive season! Get your skates on and blade around the very ice rink that the Belfast Giants play on at the SSE Arena. More information will be available soon.

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