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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Top things to do at the summer Sunflower Festival

Top things to do at Sunflowerfest 2017 Summer can only mean one thing – festival season is upon us! Sunflowerfest takes place at Tubby’s Farm, Hillsborough from 28th-30th July, featuring a packed programme of music, food, exhibits and overall entertainment for the whole family. Headliners Rubberbandits will top the extensive bill of performers which also […]

The Newcastle Festival of Flight takes off on 5 August

The Newcastle Festival of Flight, sponsored by Rockwell Collins Kilkeel, takes place this Saturday, 5 August and is set to be one of the biggest events of the year.  The 2017 event is expected to attract more than 100,000 spectators to enjoy an afternoon flight display, headlined by the world famous Red Arrows aerobatic team […]

Celebrating 5 years of the fantastic Open House Festival

Open House Festival Bangor returns this August with a month-long celebration of local talent, local people, local food and local business – plus an eclectic international lineup. This is the fifth year of Open House in Bangor and, with 141 events in 42 venues over 31 days, it is the Festival’s most ambitious and creative […]

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. 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  […]

10 top picks from the Belfast Photo Festival 

10 top picks from the Belfast Photo Festival  The Belfast Photo Festival has kicked off and we have 10 top picks exclusively for Belfast Times from the team behind the festival! Belfast Photo Festival runs for the month of June and this year it is exploring the increasingly topical themes of sexuality and gender and […]

Celebrate the mighty spud at Comber Earlies Food Festival 

Celebrating the mighty spud I love that festivals for everything are popping up everywhere in Northern Ireland! And it’s great to see the mighty Comber spud being celebrated now with its own festival. I’ve grown up with a big connection to the Comber Spud, my grandfather was a market gardener back in the early 60’s […]

7 things to expect at The Grand Opera House Family Festival 

The Grand Opera House has announced details of its first ever Family Festival which runs from Tuesday 4 to Thursday 6 July 2017.   The fun-filled Festival is packed with a range of activities guaranteed to entertain, engage, educate and inspire all ages.  What to expect:  Daily guided tours tell the colourful history of Northern […]

World-renowned opera singer to perform at Walled City Music Festival

World-renowned opera singer to perform with Ulster Orchestra as part of Walled City Music Festival this June The Walled City Music Festival has announced a fantastic line-up for their closing gala concert for this year’s chamber music festival, taking place from 31 May – 4 June. Leading Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman will close the 9th […]

St Patrick comes home to Armagh & Down for new international festival

St Patrick comes home to Armagh & Down for new international festival A major new festival across counties Armagh and Down celebrates Ireland’s Patron Saint during a ground-breaking three-week global programme, which gets under way on Friday, March 3rd 2017. The Home of St Patrick Festival promises to be the biggest, best, and most-diverse celebration […]

Wagon Wheels ready to rock for a 2 day Country Music Festival

This summer sees a new 2 day Country Music festival take over 2 venues on Bank Holiday weekend, Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 August. ENNISKILLEN AIRPORT County Fermanagh and WESTPORT HOUSE County Mayo will host the music festival which will run simultaneously in the two venues over the same Bank Holiday weekend. HARVEST 2017 will be […]