#FestivalsNI :Dockside Festival

Dockside Festival set to bring host of family fun to HMS Caroline A fun-filled festival marking the opening of the new visitor centre at HMS Caroline is set to launch at the end of the month at Alexandra Dock & Wharf in the Titanic Quarter. The Dockside Festival, running from March 27 to April 20, […]

#FestivalsNI :BelFeast

BelFeast – a new three-day food and drink festival taking place during the weekend of 23-25 March is promising a ‘taste’ of Belfast that will have visitors and residents asking for more. The event will boost Belfast’s reputation as a top food and drink destination by showcasing the finest in local produce, the skills of […]

#FestivalsNI : Belfast Children’s Festival

With just over a week to go, the excitement is building ahead of this year’s Belfast Children’s Festival.  Celebrating its 20th birthday, the event is set to welcome over 30,000 visitors including small and slightly larger children.  Among the spectacle planned for the 6 day festival is a huge walk-in sculpture, the world’s smallest action […]

#FestivalsNI : Brilliant Corners, a festival of Jazz

Hello and welcome to the 6th Brilliant Corners – a festival of jazz in Belfast. From the 3-10 March, Belfast will come alive with the very best music and film. With musicians from the USA, Russia, France, Belgium, Slovenian, England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland, all playing a part in what organisers think is their best […]

High energy St Patrick’s Day celebrations primed for Belfast

Belfast’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations are primed to be high energy this year – and you’re invited to come and join the party! From 11:30am on Saturday, 17 March, the streets will be awash with colour. A vibrant parade themed ‘Global Belfast’ will leave from Royal Avenue, travelling along a new route through Castle Junction […]

Take a BITE out of Treat Week with our Top Picks

Knives and forks at the ready – ‘Treat Week 2018’ is hot on our heels! The weeklong celebration of the tastiest eateries across Lisburn & Castlereagh takes place from Saturday 24th February to Saturday 3rd March inclusive, featuring one-off food and drink offerings in eateries from Moira to Dundonald. To help you indulge in the […]

#FestivalsNI : IMAGINE, Festival of Ideas and Politics @imaginebelfast

Cometh the hour, cometh Imagine. If ever the world needed a festival of free spirits, of imagination and ideas, and of reason, it is now. And where is that festival to be found? Here, in Belfast, during 12-18 March. This year, Imagine boasts its biggest ever programme, with over 80 free events in over 30 venues across […]

Iconic Boomtown Rats To Headline Co Down’s Harmony Live Weekend #HL18

Iconic Boomtown Rats To Headline Co Down’s Harmony Live Weekend Legendary Irish rockers, The Boomtown Rats are to headline Harmony Live 2018 in Holywood this June. The three-day event, which is set to pack out the Co Down town, will run from June 1-3 at the Festival Marquee in the Holywood Rugby Club grounds. Previously […]

Free Gradam Fringe festival this weekend in Belfast

Trad fans are in for a treat as a range of special, free events take place across the city this weekend. Developed in association with Belfast City Council, the free trad events are billed as a ‘fringe festival’. Free events taking place across Belfast on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th February are: Saturday Janet Harbison […]

#FestivalsNI : Belfast Burns Week 2018

Belfast Burns Week 2018 The Ulster-Scots Agency has launched Belfast Burns Week 2018 to celebrate the January 25th birthday of Robert Burns. Scotland’s favourite son Robert ‘Rabbie’ Burns was known as the Ploughman Poet, the Bard of Ayrshire or simply The Bard. Burns was born on January 25, 1759 and Burns celebrations have been held […]

NI Science Festival launches out of this world programme for 2018

NI Science Festival launches out of this world programme for 2018 An acclaimed astronaut, an esteemed wildlife cameraman, two celebrated bakers and a prehistoric feast with a renowned Professor top the bill as the fourth annual NI Science Festival announces its largest-ever programme. The complete schedule of events was revealed on, Thursday, January 11, as […]

The Focal Festival is back again to showcase home-grown talent

The Focal Festival is back again to showcase home-grown talent Belfast’s Crescent Gardens Set To Welcome Back The Best In Local Entertainment, Food & Drink this weekend. This weekend at the 2nd Focal Festival you can once again sample some of your favourite NI produce and some brand new food and drink. Well known music acts […]

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 […]