Belfast’s first Cocktail Week has something for everyone

A brand new week-long festival aimed at cocktail lovers will bring a top line-up of special events to Belfast this week. Whether you are looking for a ground-breaking cocktail creation, want to watch some of the world’s best bartenders in action, or fancy taking a step back in time to the age of prohibition, Belfast’s […]

Belfast’s funniest festival has begun

Belfast’s funniest festival starts today (Monday) with 52 great events Belfast will be belly laughing from Monday as a week-long festival of humour takes over the city. The largest comedy arts festival in Ireland will feature a host of local and international acts with 52 events across the city. Celebrating its sixth year, the festival […]

It’s the Belfast International Arts Festival countdown

It’s The Festival Countdown The countdown begins for the opening night of the 2017 Belfast International Arts Festival, with only 5 days to go until the first performance. The annual celebration of international contemporary arts is the highlight of the cultural year in Belfast and this year see 191 events over 23 days from 14 […]

Culture Night aims to be bigger, better, faster, stronger!

Bigger! Better! Faster! Stronger! With over 300 events across the width and breadth of Belfast City Centre, the single biggest evening in Belfast’s cultural calendar, Culture Night is about to get bigger than ever. Now in its ninth year, Culture Night Belfast will take place on Friday 22 September from noon to late. The theme […]

Armagh’s Food and Cider Festival provides real ‘taste’ of the Food Heartland

Armagh’s Food and Cider Festival provides real ‘taste’ of the Food Heartland One of the key dates in the calendar for foodies everywhere is Armagh’s Food and Cider Festival which returns to the region from 21-24 September 2017. Celebrating the world class produce available across the Orchard County, the festival is an ongoing collaboration between […]

Tesco Taste Festival showcases NI

The 9th annual Taste Festival brought 66 suppliers of food and drink together under one roof to showcase the breadth of local lines available to customers of Tesco Northern Ireland. With more local lines being introduced year-on-year and new products being listed in direct response to consumer demand and developing food trends, Tesco Northern Ireland […]

8 facts about this year’s Belfast Comedy Festival

8 facts about this year’s Belfast Comedy Festival ‘Belly Laughs’ 2017 • Belfast Comedy Festival is the only dedicated comedy festival in Northern Ireland. • The festival runs from 2 – 8 October. • It is the largest showcase of international and local humour in Northern Ireland. • There are 52 events, involving over 150 […]

Fermanagh Restaurant Week Returns

Fermanagh Restaurant Week makes a welcome return to the local events calendar, taking place from Friday 15th until 24th September. Serving up nine days of deliciousness in fabulous eateries across the county, celebrating everything delicious about Fermanagh. Diners will be spoilt for choice with the opportunity to indulge in bespoke menus and unique tasty events […]

Oktoberfest brings a taste of Bavaria to Belfast

A brand-new Oktoberfest event comes to the city centre from Thursday 19th until Saturday 28th October. In partnership with Bavarian beer Erdinger, the 10-day event at Custom House Square will offer discerning beer drinkers, beer lovers and hedonists alike, traditional steins of the full Erdinger range served up in true Oktoberfest style by welcoming hosts […]

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Get your tickets today for upcoming tours visiting Northern Ireland soon!   Vital – Boucher Road Playing Fields, Belfast Tiesto & Clean Bandit + special guests: 26 Aug – TICKETS HERE   Harvest Festival HARVEST 2017 will be 2 days of live entertainment featuring over 30 acts performing at each Festival across 3 Music Stages. […]

Top things to do at the exciting Winterfell Festival

Castle Ward to host Winterfell Festival 2017! The National Trust invites you to step into the world of the Stark family at Castle Ward on Sunday 24 September 2017 for Northern Ireland’s very own Winterfell Festival. This one day festival is not to be missed! Discover the setting of the Stark family home, See first-hand […]

An exciting Mount Stewart Conversations festival you won’t want to miss

The National Trust has announced a stellar line-up of speakers, authors, artists and presenters who will be participating in this year’s Mount Stewart Conversations Festival on the 14 and 15 October.   This two day festival is a celebration of the arts on an international scale with talks, debates, festive activities and immersive experiences. Building […]

Top 7 highlights of Aspects Irish Literature Festival 2017

The Aspects Irish Literature Festival has a long tradition of embracing writing in all its forms and bringing household names to Bangor. Aspects 2017 brings you a host of renowned authors including Colm Tóibín, Frank McGuinness, Peter Fallon, Carol Drinkwater, Kelly Creighton and many more. Poetry lovers are in for a treat too with a […]

Harvest Festival brings the country vibes to Enniskillen

This bank holiday weekend, Enniskillen Airport is set for two days of country music with the Harvest Festival 2017 taking place over Saturday and Sunday. 40 artists will be performing on four stages including international artists Miranda Lambert, Nathan Cater and Charley Pride as well as homegrown talent Cliona Hagan, Una Healy and Donna Taggart. […]

12 exciting highlights of the fantastic Eastside Arts Festival 

East Belfast will become a hive of creative energy from 3 – 13 August for the EastSide Arts Festival 2017.   Everyone is invited to pop along and explore the east of the city during a fantastic 11-day festival packed with music and words, theatre, film, tours, visual arts, workshops and community events, all rounded off […]

Festival news: Hit the East

Hit the North, the street art festival that reaches the parts that others can’t is crossing the river to illuminate and animate the streets and alleyways of East Belfast like never before. On Saturday 5 August, Seedhead Arts and the Community Arts Partnership join forces to “Hit the East” (supported by principle sponsors Becks) part of […]

7 great things to do in the first 7 days of the ‪Open House Festival

It's almost August, and that means one thing for Bangor, it's time for the month long Open House Festival. Check out our top 7 great things to do during the first 7 days of the festival. CREATING A CREATIVE TOWNThe Court HouseTuesday 1st August (tours of Court House from 5pm, meeting at 7.30pm)FreeWhat are your ideas […]

Wake the Giant Festival returns to Warrenpoint

Finn, the 32-foot-tall giant, is set to visit Warrenpoint on Bank Holiday weekend for the Wake the Giant festival which comes to the town for a second year.   Wake the Giant is FREE and takes place on 26 & 27 August in the picturesque setting of Warrenpoint.   The festival is inspired by the […]

What to expect at the fantastic Air Waves Portrush

Some of world’s most famous aviation attractions will take to the skies over Portrush’s eastern shoreline this weekend for two days of thrilling flying aerobatics. Air Waves Portrush, running on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September 2017, is the largest airshow on the island of Ireland and will welcome over 200,000 spectators for a packed […]