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Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon

8th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon

8 May
Virtual Event

The largest Half Marathon event in Northern Ireland is taking place on 2 May 2021 and this year it’s going virtual!


Father's Day

Father’s Day is on 20 June 2021 and we’ll be creating the ultimate guide of things to do to celebrate your dad this year. From local gifts to safe family days out, look out for more inspiration coming soon.




12 July
Various Locations

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

Belfast LGBTQ+Pride1


31 July to 1 August
Various Locations

Belfast Pride Festival is the biggest cross community parade in the city, promoting diversity and equality and celebrating the LGBT+ community in Belfast. More details coming soon.

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Féile an Phobail

Dates TBC
Various Locations

Féile an Phobail is Ireland’s biggest community arts festival, which takes place each summer.


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Belfast International Tattoo

3 to 4 September
SSE Arena

The Belfast International Tattoo is now in its eighth year at the SSE Arena and each year welcomes visitors and artistes from around the world to, not only play and perform for audiences, but also visit Belfast’s many attractions, soaking up the culture and warmth of the welcome.

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Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon

19 September
Stormont Estate

Belfast City Marathon moves into its 40th year in 2020 with its continued support from title sponsor Deep RiverRock.


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Nathan Carter

1 October
Waterfront Hall

A huge attraction on the Irish music scene, Nathan Carter has brought a whole new generation of fans of all ages to country music and the pace isn’t slowing down.

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The Magic of Motown

21 October
SSE Arena

Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into Belfast! Seen by over a million people, it’s no surprise that the show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history.

Halloween in Belfast


31 October
Various Locations

Belfast has a vibrant range of things to do each Halloween, from spooky family fun to creepy events not for the faint of heart! More details coming soon.


Belfast Operatic Company A Christmas Carol the Musical

A Christmas Carol: The Musical

16 to 20 November
Grand Opera House

Belfast Operatic Company revive their sell-out production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ for one week only. With music by Disney legend Alan Menken, have no doubt, this sparkling and energetic musical adaptation of a classic family tale will be the perfect start to your festive season.

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Belfast Christmas Market

Dates TBC
Belfast City Hall

Come and visit Belfast’s famous Christmas Market! Whether you go for a bit of shopping, or to enjoy a good feed – our Christmas Market has it all! More details coming soon.


SSE Winter Skate

Winter Skate

Dates TBC
SSE Arena

Skate on the same ice as the Belfast Giant’s with SSE Arena’s annual winter skate.

Winter Circus

Winter Circus

Dates TBC
Writer’s Square

Watch this all-thrills family friendly circus in the cosy big top tent in Writer’s Square.

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