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 local chefs, and the best of local restaurants, cafes and bars.
The foodie festival, based around the Cathedral Quarter is being complemented by an entertainment programme that includes live music performances, street artists, tours, workshops, and talks as well as an artisan street market and street food village.
The festival will bring the streets and spaces of the Cathedral Quarter to life with special events like:
- An artisan food market and street food village.
- BelFeast Food Theatre at Mac will feature demonstrations from some of the finest chefs, food writers and creators in Northern Ireland as well as showcasing some of the emerging stars of the local food industry.
- Belfeast Festival menus at a number of restaurants
- Food and Fashion with Belfast FASHIONWEEK
- Workshops, Tours and Talks including a Coffee Tour, Belfast Bred Tour, a Dog friendly tour and so much more
- Foodie Films at the Beanbag Cinema
- Belfeast Family events including chocolate making workshops and Make your own Pizza.
- And a number of special treats including a Supper Club and a Banquet in Belfast Cathedral.
The programme will be topped off with a sprinkling of entertainment from the local arts and cultural scene. Entertainment will include local musicians performing at the festival stage, live street theatre featuring both local and international artists, plus a selection of performances from local community groups, choirs, musical ensembles and more.
A lot more information on the festival programme is available at www.belfastcity.gov.uk/BelFeast where a downloadable programme is available. Tickets are purchased directly from venues.
BelFeast is funded by Belfast City Council and sponsored by Destination CQ BID. It is being delivered by the team behind Culture Night in collaboration with Food NI and supported by local producers and the wider hospitality industry.