14 things you should know about the Titanic Maritime Festival this weekend 

Belfast City Council’s free Titanic Maritime Festival takes place at Queen’s Quay and Titanic Quarter this weekend, Friday 16 – Sunday 18 June.

Titanic Maritime Festival
Titanic Maritime Festival

What you need to know: 

  • The festival runs from Friday from 2pm – 7pm, Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 6pm 
  • The Q Radio roadshow will be broadcasting live from the festival 
  • Enjoy arts and crafts, face painting, amazing displays and much more family-friendly activities.
  • Climb aboard the magnificent visiting tall ships, including the Earl of Pembroke, Kaskelot, and the Phoenix. 
  • The Russian vessel Shtandart will also be docked throughout the festival
  • The Royal Navy and Irish Naval service will be in Belfast for the festival.
  • Celebrate our waterfront heritage and seafaring traditions with a street food market at the Big Titanic Pop-Up Picnic.
  • Enjoy model boats, walking tours and interactive exhibits.
  • Paddlesport try-it sessions with Bryson LaganSports (Saturday and Sunday, £3 per head)
  • Boat tours with the Lagan Boat Company (£5 per person, under three’s free)
  • Sailing and motorboating opportunities with Belfast Lough Sailability for people of all abilities and ages. Their vessels will enable wheelchair user’s direct access. For more information visit www.belfastloughsailability.com
  • Come and cheer on the Lagan Dragons, Northern Ireland’s only breast cancer survivor Dragon Boat Team. They’ll be inviting all mummies to give Dragon Boating a try!
  • There will be a free Maritime Festival shuttle bus, operated by Translink, running between the City Centre and Queen’s Quay during festival opening hours
  • You can also hop on the Wee Tram to take you down to Titanic Quarter

Download the festival programme here.

Information on the event and how to make the most of your visit to the Maritime Festival is available from www.belfastcity.gov.uk/maritime.

Titanic Maritime Festival image
Titanic Maritime Festival

Post Author: Belfast Times

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