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What's on in Belfast This Weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend? Read our round-up of what’s on in Belfast, from live music, concerts and shows to festivals, family fun and free events.

2020 Highlights

  • Home of Saint Patrick Festival
    Home of Saint Patrick Festival
    Belfast Plus

    Home of Saint Patrick Festival

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    06 - 17 Mar 2020

    Armagh is at the heart of celebrating the life of Patrick and the Home of St. Patrick Festival…

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  • Balmoral Show 2020
    Balmoral Show 2020
    2020 Highlights

    Balmoral Show 2020

    gps_fixed 21.7KM
    13 - 16 May 2020

    Come along to Balmoral Park for a fun-filled day including showjumping competitions, motorcycle displays, bands, shopping, a petting…

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  • Belfast Festival of Learning at Belfast Zoo
    Belfast Festival of Learning at Belfast Zoo
    2020 Highlights

    Belfast Festival of Learning at Belfast Zoo

    gps_fixed 6.46KM
    25 - 26 Mar 2020

    Belfast Zoo will be holding ‘Extinction in Focus’ workshops as part of the Belfast Festival of Learning 2020.

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  • Tom Jones live at Botanic Gardens
    Tom Jones live at Botanic Gardens
    2020 Highlights

    Tom Jones live at Botanic Gardens

    gps_fixed 1.61KM
    Sun, 31 May 2020, 7:00pm

    Aiken Promotions is proud to announce one of the most enduring personalities in the music entertainment business -…

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  • Irish Vegan Festival
    Irish Vegan Festival
    2020 Highlights

    Irish Vegan Festival

    gps_fixed 0.66KM
    Sun, 05 Apr 2020, 10:00am

    Stalls, talks, demos and so much more! Packed with hot and cold food, cosmetics, campaigns and more all…

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  • Fontaines D.C. at Botanic Gardens
    Fontaines D.C. at Botanic Gardens
    2020 Highlights

    Fontaines D.C. at Botanic Gardens

    gps_fixed 1.61KM
    Fri, 29 May 2020, 8:00pm

    This summer, Fontaines D.C. will be returning to Belfast for an unmissable concert at Botanic Gardens!

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  • Flash Harry
    Flash Harry
    Music and Concerts

    Flash Harry

    gps_fixed 1.82KM
    Sat, 25 Apr 2020, 7:00pm

    After several successful sell out shows, Crumlin Road Gaol proudly presents an evening with Flash Harry – The…

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  • Breadboy
    Breadboy
    2020 Highlights

    Breadboy

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    30 Jul - 02 Aug 2020

    Following the smash-hit musical Paperboy, this new show will explore much-loved Irish writer, Tony Macaulay's, second memoir Breadboy.

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  • Cirque du Soleil – Crystal
    Cirque du Soleil – Crystal
    Shows and Displays

    Cirque du Soleil – Crystal

    gps_fixed 1.87KM
    25 - 29 Mar 2020

    Cirque du Soleil® presents CRYSTAL - The first acrobatic show on ice, in Northern Ireland this spring!

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  • Radio Ga Ga – The Ultimate Tribute to Queen
    Radio Ga Ga – The Ultimate Tribute to Queen
    Music and Concerts

    Radio Ga Ga – The Ultimate Tribute to Queen

    gps_fixed 1.87KM
    Fri, 23 Oct 2020, 7:00pm

    The UK’s authoritative Queen Concert Show performed live, in a two-hour rock spectacular!

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Children's Events

Top 2020 Events in Belfast

2020 is jam-packed with fantastic events in Belfast! To help you decide which ones to go to, we’ve rounded up some of the biggest and best events and festivals happening throughout the year.

Comedy Highlights

  • Dream, Sleep, Connect
    Dream, Sleep, Connect
    Belfast Plus

    Dream, Sleep, Connect

    gps_fixed 15.09KM
    Fri, 28 Feb 2020, 8:00pm

    C21 Theatre present a bold new comedy about disconnection in the digital world. ‘Dream, Sleep, Connect’ takes a…

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  • Neil Delamere – End of Watch
    Neil Delamere – End of Watch
    Belfast Plus

    Neil Delamere – End of Watch

    gps_fixed 15.09KM
    Fri, 20 Mar 2020, 8:00pm

    Fresh from a sell-out tour, star of BBC’s The Blame Game, Fighting Talk and The Newsquiz, Neil Delamere…

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  • Micky Bartlett
    Micky Bartlett
    Belfast Plus

    Micky Bartlett

    gps_fixed 15.09KM
    Sat, 07 Mar 2020, 8:00pm

    Micky divulges more hilarious secrets and takes you through a journey of his own head. Strap in, you’re…

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  • Rhod Gilbert – The Book of John
    Rhod Gilbert – The Book of John
    Comedy

    Rhod Gilbert – The Book of John

    gps_fixed 0.27KM
    Wed, 11 Mar 2020, 8:00pm

    Back by popular demand! With tickets selling out months in advance last year, Rhod Gilbert is extending his…

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  • Two
    Two
    Comedy

    Two

    gps_fixed 0.86KM
    21 Apr - 10 May 2020

    Fourteen characters, two actors, one great night out.

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  • Brendan Schaub
    Brendan Schaub
    Comedy

    Brendan Schaub

    gps_fixed 0.27KM
    Thu, 16 Apr 2020, 7:00pm

    American stand-up comic, podcast host and TV personality Brendan Schaub has announced shows for 2020 in Ireland, including…

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  • Shane Todd – Somebody Told Me
    Shane Todd – Somebody Told Me
    Comedy

    Shane Todd – Somebody Told Me

    gps_fixed 1.05KM
    Sat, 03 Oct 2020, 8:00pm

    Shane Todd is bringing his brand new stand-up show to the Waterfront Hall on 3 October 2020 following…

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  • David Meade – Catch Meade If You Can!
    David Meade – Catch Meade If You Can!
    Comedy

    David Meade – Catch Meade If You Can!

    gps_fixed 0.27KM
    14 Mar - 24 Apr 2020

    Northern Ireland's record-breaking Mind Reader David Meade returns with his brand new show 'Catch Meade If You Can'…

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  • Jessica Fostekew – Hench
    Jessica Fostekew – Hench
    Comedy

    Jessica Fostekew – Hench

    gps_fixed 0.86KM
    Sat, 09 May 2020, 8:00pm

    Absolute powershed and regular host of The Guilty Feminist, Jessica Fostekew explores her big strong strength.

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  • Ed Byrne – If I’m Honest…
    Ed Byrne – If I’m Honest…
    Comedy

    Ed Byrne – If I’m Honest…

    gps_fixed 1.05KM
    Thu, 05 Mar 2020, 8:00pm

    Ed Byrne is on the road and bringing his brand new show If I'm Honest... to Waterfront Hall…

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Free Events

  • NI Science Festival
    NI Science Festival
    2020 Highlights

    NI Science Festival

    gps_fixed 0.19KM
    21 - 23 Feb 2020

    With over 200 events, the NI Science Festival returns for its 6th year, offering a stimulating and wide…

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  • Hillmount Kids Gardening Club
    Hillmount Kids Gardening Club
    Belfast Plus

    Hillmount Kids Gardening Club

    07 Mar - 05 Sep 2020

    The perfect fun way to educate children about gardening and how to care for plants and nurture their…

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  • Exhibition – Murmur
    Exhibition – Murmur
    Art and Exhibitions

    Exhibition – Murmur

    gps_fixed 0.6KM
    20 - 29 Feb 2020

    Murmur delves into the connection of migration and self-hood, looking at the subtle changing relationship within one's identity…

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  • Six Nations Live Music Session with The Muddlers Club Band
    Six Nations Live Music Session with The Muddlers Club Band
    Food and Drink

    Six Nations Live Music Session with The Muddlers Club Band

    gps_fixed 0.59KM
    Sun, 23 Feb 2020, 12:45pm

    Enjoy pre-match live music at Granny Annies from the fantastic Muddlers Club on Sunday 23 February, just before…

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  • Scad the Beggars
    Scad the Beggars
    Free Events

    Scad the Beggars

    gps_fixed 0.83KM
    Sat, 22 Feb 2020, 2:00pm

    Scad the Beggars are a six piece group from North Antrim who play music and song popular in…

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  • St Patrick’s Symposium – A Vision for Peace
    St Patrick’s Symposium – A Vision for Peace
    Free Events

    St Patrick’s Symposium – A Vision for Peace

    Tue, 10 Mar 2020, 9:30am

    Following on from previous symposia examining the themes of modern slavery and migration, this year’s St Patrick’s Symposium…

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  • Inspire – Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition
    Inspire – Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition
    Art and Exhibitions

    Inspire – Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition

    gps_fixed 15.09KM
    21 Feb - 07 Mar 2020

    “Inspire” are a collective of artist who meet on a weekly basis at Island Arts Centre to share…

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  • Sam McCready – A Celebration
    Sam McCready – A Celebration
    Art and Exhibitions

    Sam McCready – A Celebration

    gps_fixed 4.58KM
    20 - 29 Feb 2020

    The ArtisAnn Gallery is delighted to be showing art by one of Belfast’s most famous and much loved…

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  • Purely Poetry
    Purely Poetry
    Poetry

    Purely Poetry

    gps_fixed 1.14KM
    06 Mar - 03 Apr 2020

    Join​ Poetry NI​ and The Crescent as they present ​Purely Poetry Open Mic Night.

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  • Dissolving Histories – An Unreliable Presence
    Dissolving Histories – An Unreliable Presence
    Art and Exhibitions

    Dissolving Histories – An Unreliable Presence

    gps_fixed 0.97KM
    20 Feb - 24 Apr 2020

    Dissolving Histories - An Unreliable Presence brings together work by four of the most exciting young artists on…

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Music & Concerts

  • Ards International Guitar Festival
    Ards International Guitar Festival
    Belfast Plus

    Ards International Guitar Festival

    gps_fixed 30.08KM
    01 - 05 Apr 2020

    The Ards International Guitar Festival is back with a bang in April 2020 with a fresh new programme.

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  • Gradam Ceoil TG4
    Gradam Ceoil TG4
    Music and Concerts

    Gradam Ceoil TG4

    gps_fixed 1.05KM
    Sun, 23 Feb 2020, 8:00pm

    Gradam Ceoil TG4 is 23 years in existence, an awards ceremony that recognises and celebrates the cream of…

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  • Dvořák’s Sixth
    Dvořák’s Sixth
    Music and Concerts

    Dvořák’s Sixth

    gps_fixed 0.27KM
    Fri, 28 Feb 2020, 7:45pm

    Pianist and Conductor Howard Shelley celebrates with Weber, Mozart and Brahms.

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  • Orchestral Masterpieces
    Orchestral Masterpieces
    Music and Concerts

    Orchestral Masterpieces

    gps_fixed 0.27KM
    Sat, 04 Apr 2020, 7:45pm

    Enjoy an evening of beautiful classical music from an orchestra professionally directed by members of the Ulster Orchestra.

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  • Katie Melua
    Katie Melua
    Music and Concerts

    Katie Melua

    gps_fixed 0.27KM
    Mon, 23 Nov 2020, 7:00pm

    Multi-award winning artist, Katie Melua is performing live at the Ulster Hall in November 2020!

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  • 10cc
    10cc
    Music and Concerts

    10cc

    gps_fixed 0.27KM
    Thu, 28 May 2020, 7:00pm

    10cc will be returning to Belfast with their National Tour in May 2020!

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  • Six Nations Live Music Session with The Muddlers Club Band
    Six Nations Live Music Session with The Muddlers Club Band
    Food and Drink

    Six Nations Live Music Session with The Muddlers Club Band

    gps_fixed 0.59KM
    Sun, 23 Feb 2020, 12:45pm

    Enjoy pre-match live music at Granny Annies from the fantastic Muddlers Club on Sunday 23 February, just before…

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  • The Magic of Motown
    The Magic of Motown
    Music and Concerts

    The Magic of Motown

    gps_fixed 1.87KM
    Thu, 19 Mar 2020, 7:00pm

    Celebrate the sound of a generation with The Magic of Motown!

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  • Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott
    Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott
    Music and Concerts

    Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott

    gps_fixed 0.27KM
    Sat, 11 Apr 2020, 7:00pm

    Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott are going on tour and stopping off at Belfast's most iconic venue, Ulster…

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  • Taste of Tabernacles 2020
    Taste of Tabernacles 2020
    Shows and Displays

    Taste of Tabernacles 2020

    gps_fixed 0.27KM
    Mon, 16 Mar 2020, 7:30pm

    The Taste of Tabernacles event is coming to the Ulster Hall!

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