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February

Couple Christmas Shopping

Valentine’s Day from Home

14 February
Enjoy from Home

Belfast’s romantic restaurants might be closed but you can still spread the love on 14 February! We’ve rounded up top Valentine’s Day gifts that you can buy online, romantic dining-in options and things to do from home with that special someone or with your bubble.

Street View Tristan Poyser

Street View: Tristan Poyser

1 to 27 February
Outdoor display at Belfast Exposed

Belfast Exposed is delighted to present Street View: Tristan Poyser which features two projects. This exhibition is shown on the streets of Belfast through a large digital display at the front window of Belfast Exposed, along with speakers, to provide a multimedia exhibition experience for passers-by.

NI Science Festival 2018

NI Science Festival

18 to 28 February
Online

Returning for its seventh year the 2021 edition of the NI Science Festival goes global, once again bringing the greatest minds from around the world together to celebrate the Science of you, the universe and everything in between.

March

Féile an Phobail

Feile an Earraigh

1 to 17 March
Virtual Festival

Féile an Earraigh returns from 1 to 17 March 2021, with a vibrant and authentic celebration of Irish music, culture and arts available online.

Christmas 2020 Fish City

Mother’s Day

14 March
Enjoy from Home

Don’t forget Mother’s Day on 14 March 2021! Watch this space for all the inspiration you need to spoil your mum this year, from online gifts to delicious treats to enjoy at home.

St Patricks Day Carnival and Parade

St Patrick’s Day

17 March
Enjoy from Home

Belfast’s annual St Patrick’s Day Carnival Parade may be on hold for another year but that won’t put a dampener on the celebrations! Stay tuned for top ideas on how to celebrate St Patrick’s Day with your family at home.

Imagine Festival Belfast

Imagine! Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics

22 to 28 March
Virtual Festival

Join Imagine Festival as they imagine a better future as part of a unique festival devoted to politics, culture and the big ideas of our time. During 22-28 March, the Imagine Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics will showcase over 120 events. Most of the events are online and free – book now!

April

Bangor easter

Easter Weekend

2 to 5 April

Celebrate Easter with safe family days out, spring walks and fun things to do at home. More ideas and inspiration coming soon!

May

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!

June

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.

July

Orangefest

Orangefest

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

Pride

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.

September

Belfast Tattoo performers

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.

October

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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

Halloween

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.

November

christmas market

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.

December

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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    Discover country parks, magnificent estates and historic landmarks just minutes from Belfast. Uncover fascinating tales and stories at…

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