Belfast Restaurant Week 2020

17 – 23 February, Various Locations

Due to its phenomenal popularity, Belfast Restaurant Week is returning on 17-23 February. It will run across some of Belfast City Centre’s most loved restaurants, bars and hotels, where the best in local produce can be found in what has become the country’s unrivalled food and drink scene. Take advantage of brilliant food offers or attend some delicious foodie events taking place around the city, including The Great Room’s Six Course Tasting Menu, Buba’s Moroccan Banquet and the Chef’s Table at Bullitt!


NI Science Festival

13 – 23 February, Various Locations

With over 200 events across over 90 venues, the NI Science Festival returns for its sixth year, offering a stimulating and wide range of events focusing on the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Riverdance 25 Anniversary Show

Riverdance - 25th Anniversary Show

19 – 22 February, SSE Arena Belfast

This is a powerful and stirring reinvention of the beloved family favourite, celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award-winning music and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Riverdance makes a triumphant return to SSE Arena Belfast this February.


Paddy Raff   Me Myself and Nigel SSE arena

Paddy Raff – Me, Myself and Nigel

7 March, SSE Arena Belfast

Paddy Raff returns to the SSE Arena Belfast with his hilarious alter ego, Nigel in his new show ‘Me, Myself and Nigel’.

Steve Martin and Martin Short at sse arena

Steve Martin and Martin Short

12 March, SSE Arena Belfast

This celebrated comedy show redefines the form in unexpected and profound ways, from two of the funniest, most influential and acclaimed talents of the past century – Steve Martin and Martin Short. Don’t miss this hilarious show at the SSE Arena Belfast this March!

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St Patrick’s Day Carnival Parade and Concert

17 March, Various Locations

Belfast will mark the city’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations with a vibrant carnival parade and free open-air concert on Tuesday 17 March, with dancers, pipe bands, eye-catching floats and much more!

Cirque de Soleil Crystal Belfast 2020

Cirque du Soleil – Crystal

25 – 29 March, SSE Arena Belfast

Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to present its coolest arena show yet – CRYSTAL. This one of a kind arena show blends circus arts and the world of ice skating in a stunning new production that will take you on a journey into a whimsical frozen playground.


Darts SSE

Unibet Premier League

2 April, SSE Arena Belfast

The world’s best darts players will return to The SSE Arena, Belfast on 2 April as Belfast prepares to host the 2020 Unibet Premier League. The ten-player tournament, featuring the likes of Michael van Gerwen and Peter Wright, visits arenas across the UK, Ireland, Netherlands and Germany as the sport’s biggest names battle for the prestigious title.

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Snoop Dog

10 April, SSE Arena Belfast

Snoop Dogg has announced a six date ‘I Wanna Thank Me’ UK arena headline tour for April 2020 and he’s stopping in Belfast!


André Rieu

16 April, SSE Arena Belfast

André Rieu, the Dutch “King of Waltz” who has made classical music accessible to ordinary people, will bring his Johann Strauss Orchestra back to Belfast. The audience can look forward to fantastic melodies from film, musical, opera and operetta as well as traditional music.

titanic the musical

Titanic the Musical

28 April – 3 May, TEC Belfast

Titanic The Musical is a stunning and stirring production focusing on the hopes, dreams and aspirations of her passengers who each boarded with stories and personal ambitions of their own.



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Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon

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

Balmoral Show 2020

13 – 16 May, Balmoral Park

Come along to Balmoral Park for a fun-filled day including show-jumping competitions, motorcycle displays, bands, shopping, a petting farm and much more!


Gin Festival

Belfast Gin Festival

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.

Wannabe the spice girls show

Wannabe - The Spice Girls Show

27 June, Waterfront Hall

The Spice Girls Show is coming to the Waterfront Hall on 27 June 2020 and it’s set to be the ultimate night out for the girls! Experience Ginger, Scary, Sporty, Baby and Posh together on stage for a night where you can Zig-A-Zig-Ahhhh. Bring your moves, bring your outfits and bring your GIRL POWER!




12 July, Various Locations

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 Parade

Belfast Pride Festival 2020

Dates to be confirmed, 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. More information will be available soon.

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Féile an Phobail

31 July – 9 August, Various Locations

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.


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.


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.



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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.


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.


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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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