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The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns on 19 - 20 May with a weekend full of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.
Magnificent ships and naval vesselsClimb aboard magnificent tall ships and naval vessels, meet the captain and crew and learn a bit more about life at sea. Visiting The Tall Ships include Lord Nelson, Phoenix, Pelican, Maybe, Royal Helena, ILV Granuaille and Royalist. Opening times are subject to tide and ship restrictions.
Live Music and EntertainmentEnjoy live music in the Queen's Quay music marquee each day, a live radio roadshow with lots of exciting competitions and giveaways and some of the best international roving street performers.
Quayside family funThere will be plenty of free activities including:
- maritime themed workshops and displays
- Vespa NI information stand and Vespa display
- Educational fun with Exploris NI and Ulster Wildlife Trust
- fairground rides
- Footie 4 Fun activity zone
- water-based 'try it' sessions
- Armed Forces jobs and trade fair
- the exhilarating ever-popular flyboard jet ski displays
- free pirate classes
- a host of other quayside activities for the whole family to revel in.
Titanic Quarter activitiesIn partnership with the Titanic Foundation, the Titanic Quarter will be animated over the course of the Maritime Festival weekend. New to this year's event will be the Maritime Mile, an animated waterfront trail that encourages people to explore the area's maritime and industrial history whilst connecting all the key attractions, public realm, sculptures and viewing points along the way.
Food and drinkThe festival will also celebrate everything home-grown, and the historic Hamilton Dock will be a food lover's port of call with the return of the Northern Ireland Pop-up Titanic Street Food Market. Showcasing the best of our world-class food culture, with a seafood twist, this street food market will host:
- local producers
- artisan stalls
- cookery demos
- wine and seasonal produce tasting, and
- lots of fishy surprises.
How to get thereThis year, the gateway to the festival begins at Donegall Quay (beside the Big Fish). Arriving on foot is recommended so as not to miss the attractions along the way. Whilst there is no dedicated car parking for the event, festival goers are encouraged to use city centre car parks and on street parking.
More informationFor more informaton, visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/maritime or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Download the Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival terms of entry at belfastcity.gov.uk/events