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 of this year’s event is “cultural biodiversity”. Accordingly, it was revealed that Culture Night wouldn’t only be hosting more free events, experiences and happenings than ever before, but that its traditional “boundaries” would be expanding across the city in all directions, with a programme of events extending as far as the iconic Big Fish, Belfast City Hall, Banks Square and Belfast Harbour.

Last year’s event attracted a record-breaking 85,000 people into the city centre, to dive into the whirlwind experience that is Culture Night Belfast.

The 300 plus family-friendly events  at this year’s cultural extravaganza begins with Flow Yoga Studios at City Hall leading Belfast in a Salute to the Sun and includes a Mob and Street Party on Fountain Street, Outdoor Twister, Street Countdown, The Big Belfast Choir, inviting you to “singalonga” Bowie and Queen, Pro Wrestling Ulster Live, Campervan of Dreams, Medieval Swordsmanship Demonstrations, Palette Party at Bullitt, American Football, Roller Derby, Lithuanian Folk Dance, Argentine Tango, Artisan Market at Folktown, Magical Mystical Moving Statues, AfroCarib Urban Fest  Queering the Streets, Belfast Ukulele Jam, Choral Evensong at the Cathedral, Féile Women’s Singing Group, Fred Festival Slow Bike Race, Thrash Metal with Plastic Swords, Drag Queen Storytime, Science Magic, Electronic Ireland Street Party with the Bear and the Doll, Sunflower Crufts, Street of Magic, Hit the North, Quire Belfast plus live music, tours, talks and experiences in every space, place and corner of the city centre!

Culture Night Belfast 2017 takes place on Friday 22 September, from 1pm to 10pm. All events are free and everybody is welcome. For full programme details go to

Post Author: Belfast Times

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