Culture Night Belfast returns for its 10th year on 21 September 2018. Enjoy over 250 family friendly free events, happenings, exhibitions and performances in the spaces and places throughout the city.

Everybody is welcome to what will be the city’s biggest ever cultural celebration and a colourful showcase of the very best of Belfast. This year's Culture Night theme is 'Love', and the date coincides with the United Nations' World Peace Day, so expect the warmest, most welcoming evening of exploration and adventure yet!
Most events take place between 1pm and 10pm in Belfast City Centre at locations including St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast City Hall, Royal Avenue, Rosemary Street/Lombard Street and The Big Fish sculpture at Donegall Quay.
The full programme of events is available at
Late Night Bus Services
Translink Metro is providing special Nightmover bus services on Culture Night, departing Belfast City Centre at 11.30pm, 12 midnight, 12.30am and 1.00am. For more information, visit

Upcoming events at Various locations


Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival 2019

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02-12 May

Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival comes out swinging for its big 2-0!

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Belfast Pride 2018
Various locations

Belfast Pride Festival 2019

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26 Jul-04 Aug

Belfast Pride Festival is one of the biggest festivals in Belfast and runs over 100 events across 10 days in a celebration of the LGBTQA+ co...

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Festival of Fools

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03-06 May

This May Day Bank Holiday weekend, the Festival of Fools brings a jam-packed programme of circus, acrobatics, comedy and juggling to the str...

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Hillsborough Festival of Literature and Ideas

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26-28 Apr

The Hillsborough Festival of Literature and Ideas takes place in April, with a diverse line-up encompassing poetry, prose, music, film and t...

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