Make it full on Belfast this Autumn, where cultural vibes flow through the streets, and everyone’s dancing to the festival beats. From cosy pubs, hearty food and hidden gems, to giant adventures you don’t want to end, it’s time to try something new!

Oktoberfest Belfast

A German Beer Festival which is a small imitation of the World-Famous Oktoberfest in Munich taking place at Custom House Square. 29 September – October 29

Cinemagic Film Festival

The 33rd Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People offers a programme of unmissable opportunities for families, schools, and young filmmakers, running from 1 October – 2 November, with over 200 events.

  • BEE MOVIE – Screening
    BEE MOVIE – Screening
    Children's Events

    BEE MOVIE – Screening

    1.73 KM
    Sat, 01 Oct 2022, 1:00pm

    BEE MOVIE: This screening is part of the Cinemagic initiative ‘Young Audiences Supporting South Belfast Food Bank’. Oct…

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  • NIGHT FOREST – Screening
    NIGHT FOREST – Screening
    Films

    NIGHT FOREST – Screening

    1.73 KM
    Tue, 01 Nov 2022, 1:00pm

    NIGHT FOREST: There seems to be little room in society for imaginative people. NIGHT FOREST is part of…

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  • COMEDY QUEEN – Screening
    COMEDY QUEEN – Screening
    Films

    COMEDY QUEEN – Screening

    1.73 KM
    Tue, 01 Nov 2022, 10:30am

    Director Sanna Lenken demonstrates a sensitive feeling for the emotional life of her protagonist and allows grief and…

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Belfast International Arts Festival

Belfast International Arts Festival will run from Wednesday 5 October to Sunday 6 November. This year’s programme will once again feature the best in theatre, dance and music performances.

  • To Kill A Mockingbird
    To Kill A Mockingbird
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    To Kill A Mockingbird

    5.5 KM
    Thu, 20 Oct 2022, 8:15pm

    Enjoy a screening of Harper Lee's novel, telling the story of a racially charged trial as seen through…

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  • Natalie Clein & Friends – BBC Radio 3
    Natalie Clein & Friends – BBC Radio 3
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Natalie Clein & Friends – BBC Radio 3

    19 - 21 Oct 2022

    Across 3 nights, in the glorious setting of the CS Lewis Church, St. Mark’s Dundela, Natalie will be…

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  • BIND
    BIND
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    BIND

    23 Oct - 06 Nov 2022

    A sumptuous poetry and dance film set in the exquisite Robinson Library in Armagh. A feast for the…

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Autumn Events & Festivals

Discover unmissable events and festivals in Belfast and the surrounding area this Autumn. From art festivals to fun indoor activities, there is something going on in Belfast for everyone to enjoy.

  • Aspects Festival
    Aspects Festival
    Ards & North Down Experiences

    Aspects Festival

    Sun, 02 Oct 2022, 9:00am

    Aspects Festival returns to Bangor for 2022 with a full programme of events celebrating Irish writing!

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  • Belfast Giants 2022/23 Season
    Belfast Giants 2022/23 Season
    Sport

    Belfast Giants 2022/23 Season

    1.87 KM
    04 Oct 2022 - 25 Mar 2023

    Whether you’re a diehard hockey fan or a total newbie, a Belfast Giants home game is not to…

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  • Autumn Colours Garden Tour
    Autumn Colours Garden Tour
    Belfast Plus

    Autumn Colours Garden Tour

    23.1 KM
    Wed, 19 Oct 2022, 10:30am

    Come and explore the autumn colours in the gardens at Hillsborough Castle with Garden Manager, Claire Woods. At…

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Halloween in Belfast

Enjoy frightful fun in Belfast this Halloween! There are plenty of activities for all the family, so draculas pop your collars, witches dust off your broomsticks and discover ghoulish events near you!

  • Hallowe’en at Ulster Folk Museum
    Hallowe’en at Ulster Folk Museum
    Halloween

    Hallowe’en at Ulster Folk Museum

    15.65 KM
    29 - 31 Oct 2022

    Enjoy a traditional Hallowe’en at Ulster Folk Museum with special Halloween crafts, fayre to try, turnip carving demonstrations…

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  • Bright Sparks Halloween Camp
    Bright Sparks Halloween Camp
    Children's Events

    Bright Sparks Halloween Camp

    1.74 KM
    31 Oct - 04 Nov 2022

    Bright Sparks Halloween is W5's exciting camp for inquisitive young minds aged 8 to 11. Halloween-based activities such…

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  • Fright Night at Jungle NI
    Fright Night at Jungle NI
    Belfast Plus

    Fright Night at Jungle NI

    83.3 KM
    14 - 31 Oct 2022

    The Jungle's infamous Halloween Scare Fest, Fright Night, returns in 2022 to provide more thrills, chills, scares and…

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Theatre and Pantomime Shows

Discover current and upcoming musicals, plays, operas, pantomimes, and comedy shows taking place in Belfast.

  • One Saturday Before the War
    One Saturday Before the War
    Family Friendly

    One Saturday Before the War

    06 - 15 Oct 2022

    The uplifting, funny and poignant story of how Glentoran Football Club from East Belfast toured Europe on the…

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  • MAMMA MIA!
    MAMMA MIA!
    Theatre

    MAMMA MIA!

    0.66 KM
    08 - 26 Nov 2022

    The must-see musical of the year! A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads and a trip down the…

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  • Northern Ballet presents The Little Mermaid
    Northern Ballet presents The Little Mermaid
    Shows and Displays

    Northern Ballet presents The Little Mermaid

    0.66 KM
    12 - 15 Oct 2022

    A magical ballet production of Hans Christian Andersen's original fairy tale at the Grand Opera House.

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Student Guide to Belfast

Coming to Belfast to study at university or college? We’ve rounded up everything you need to know about being a student here, from unforgettable nightlife and top things to do, to where to find the best student deals.

  • Belfast Nightlife
    Belfast Nightlife
    Blog - Food and Drink

    Belfast Nightlife

    Whether you enjoy tasty cocktails or a night on the dancefloor Belfast has the ideal spot for you.

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  • The Belfast Bucket List
    The Belfast Bucket List
    Blog - Budget Friendly

    The Belfast Bucket List

    Tick these must-do activities off your Belfast bucket list on your visit to the city! There’s so much…

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  • Taste of Belfast
    Taste of Belfast

    Taste of Belfast

    Enjoy the taste of Belfast, from restaurants and local craft producers to festivals, events and food offers.

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Ards & North Down Experiences

Take in the natural beauty of Ards and North Down’s countryside, encounter water’s edge wonders, fun activities, beautiful walks and new experiences.

  • Winter Waders and Friends
    Winter Waders and Friends
    Nature and Wildlife

    Winter Waders and Friends

    Sat, 15 Oct 2022, 10:30am

    Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland's first Marine Conservation Zone.

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  • Moira Speciality Food Fair
    Moira Speciality Food Fair
    Ards & North Down Experiences

    Moira Speciality Food Fair

    35.3 KM
    Sat, 15 Oct 2022, 10:00am

    Moira Speciality Food Fair returns to Moira Demesne this autumn and will once again showcase the rich food…

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  • Christmas at Ulster Folk Museum
    Christmas at Ulster Folk Museum
    Ards & North Down Experiences

    Christmas at Ulster Folk Museum

    15.65 KM
    03 - 23 Dec 2022

    Celebrate a traditional Christmas in Ballycultra with seasonal music, festive decorations and demonstrations by their talented makers.

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Autumn & Winter Hotel Offers

Bag a bargain at some of Belfast’s best restaurants and hotels, with our favourite offers available for the darker nights sneaking in.

  • Offers
    Offers

    Offers

    Find hotel offers, restaurant deals and money off top visitor attractions with these unmissable offers in Belfast –…

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  • 48 Hours in Belfast
    48 Hours in Belfast
    Blog - Family Friendly

    48 Hours in Belfast

    Experience the best of Belfast in just two days. Follow our insider’s guide to spending 48 hours in…

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  • The Ultimate Belfast Staycation Guide
    The Ultimate Belfast Staycation Guide
    Blog - Budget Friendly

    The Ultimate Belfast Staycation Guide

    Why not holiday near home and with endless possibilities of things to do and new places to discover,…

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Belfast Highlights

Belfast: City of Music

Belfast has been awarded the prestigious UNESCO City of Music title 2021 and with a buzzing music scene, it’s easy to see why.

Belfast Culture

Discover the true culture here in Belfast. From its rich history to the local cuisine, unique art to hidden gems. Find out what Belfast is all about.

  • Arts Venues in Belfast
    Arts Venues in Belfast
    App Ideas - Budget Friendly

    Arts Venues in Belfast

    Here's our list of the best art venues to visit in Belfast. MAC, Ulster Museum, Crescent Arts Centre,…

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  • Museums in Belfast
    Museums in Belfast
    Blog - Family Friendly

    Museums in Belfast

    Learn about transport, art, history, culture and natural sciences at one of Northern Ireland's top museums.

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  • Walking Tours in Belfast
    Walking Tours in Belfast
    Blog

    Walking Tours in Belfast

    With plenty of history, architecture and storytelling, it's time to walk the walk and book one of Belfast's…

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