July

Orangefest

Orangefest - Online

10-13 July
This event has been moved online!

Join thousands of people (online) as they celebrate The Twelfth, the biggest annual festival in Northern Ireland. This year’s event will be virtual to prioritise stopping the spread of coronavirus, showcasing aspects of Ulster’s heritage through a pop-up radio, video, recipes and more online resources!

Belfast Pride Festival 2020 - Online

24 July – 2 August,
This event has moved online!

Belfast Pride Festival is the biggest cross community parade in the city. This year, the celebrations will be taking place online, with a virtual Belfast Pride Parade, Belfast Pride Awards and Pride Talks Back. The events will especially highlight LGBT+ frontline workers with the theme ‘Rainbow Heroes’ this year.

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Féile an Phobail - Online

30 July – 9 August
This event has moved online!

Féile an Phobail is Ireland’s biggest community arts festival. This year, the festival is going virtual! The online programme will include music concerts, high profile debates, discussions, theatre, visual arts, workshops and community events. Look out for more information at feilebelfast.com.

August

The Ulster Grand Prix

Ulster Grand Prix - Cancelled

5 – 8 August, Dundrod Circuit
This event has unfortunately been cancelled.

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

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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.

November

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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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