Belfast Upcoming Events
The Ulster Museum
The Ulster Museum features many changing exhibitions throughout the year. From science and nature to art and history, there is something for everyone.
10:00 – 17:00 (Tue – Sun)
Closed Mon (excluding NI Bank Holidays)
EAAP Conference 2016
67th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science
Venue: Belfast Waterfront Hall
Dates: 29 Aug – 02 Sep 2016
The Belfast Tattoo
The 2016 Belfast Tattoo will once again have a packed line-up of over 600 international, as well as local, performers. The 2016 Belfast Tattoo is sure to be the most spectacular event and can be enjoyed by young and old. The production builds up to the finale of the unforgettable sights and sounds of the Grand Finale of the Massed Pipes and Drums. If you enjoy the spectacle and playing of bagpipes, drums, brass, flute and accordion bands, precision marching, the style and grace of Highland and Irish dancers as well as exciting displays from European performers, this is an event not to be missed!
Venue: SSE Arena Belfast
Date: 01 Sep – 03 Sep
Price EUR 27,50 - 45,00
St George's Market
The present St. George's Market, built 1890-1896, is one of Belfast's oldest attractions. The market is home to some of the finest fresh produce, with customers travelling near and far to sample the delights of Friday, Saturday and Sunday markets.
Location: 12-20 East Bridge Street, Belfast BT1 3NQ
Telephone: 02890 435704
Friday Variety Market: 06:00 – 15:00
Saturday City Food, Craft and Garden Market: 09:00 - 15:00
Sunday Food, Craft & Market: 10:00 - 16:00
Titanic: Window on Emigration
Set in the context of European emigration, Titanic: Window on Emigration explore the stories of the Irish passengers who travelled on Titanic. The exhibition uncovers the stories of steerage passengers, why they left for America and what happened to many of the 40 Irish survivors.
Among the fascinating stories is that of Helen Shine Callaghan from Cork, the grandmother of the Democratic politician and current Speaker of New York City Council, Christine Callaghan Quinn, who is expected to launch a campaign to become the first female mayor of New York in 2013.
Venue: Ulster American Folk Park
Dates: 25 Jul 2016 – 31 Jan 2017
Price: EUR 5,50 - 29,00
Tesco NI Taste Festival
Tesco NI Taste Festival returns to Belfast with Northern Ireland’s biggest celebration of local favourites, with cooking demonstrations and music. The festival celebrates and showcases all that’s great about Northern Ireland food and drink producers, suppliers and chefs and promises a superb weekend of tasting, demonstrations, cookery tips and recipes using top local produce, and entertainment for all the family!
Venue: Custom House Square
Dates: 16 Sep – 18 Sep 2016
Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon 2016
Belfast will host the 2016 half marathon on Sunday, 18 September. Over 3,500 runners are expected to hit the streets of North, South, East and West of the City. The official nominated charity for the 2016 event is Mencap.
Date: 18 Sep 2016 ‐ 09:00
Price: EUR 25
Belfast Restaurant Week 2016
Belfast Restaurant Week will make a welcome return to the city in October to celebrate the best local food and drink on offer. Belfast's eateries will showcase the passion that goes into making, cooking and serving up the very best of fresh local produce.
Venue: Various Locations
Dates: 08 Oct – 16 Oct 2016
BBC Good Food Show Northern Ireland
The BBC Good Food Show Northern Ireland features some of the nation's favourite chefs, the region's very best producers of food, drink and artisan products and state of the art kitchenware and gadgets, as well as live cookery demonstrations from TV favourites Paul Hollywood, The Hairy Bikers and James Martin, plus local star Paul Rankin.
Venue: Belfast Waterfront Hall
Dates: 14 Oct – 16 Oct 2016
Price: EUR 5 - 70,00
The annual Seapark Fireworks event returns. Always a favourite with locals and visitors, this event is sure to be a highlight, staving off those winter blues.
Venue: Seapark Recreation Ground
Date: 22 Oct 2016
Halloween Monster Mash
Head along to the Titanic Slipways for Belfast's biggest Halloween celebration featuring haunting street theatre, fire jugglers, music and a stunning fireworks display.
Venue: Titanic Slipway
Date: 31 Oct 2016
The award-winning Twilight Market will help to bring the Year of Food and Drink 2016 to a close with over 130 local food, drink and arts and crafts traders selling their wares over the course of 2 days.
Venue: St George's Market, Belfast - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates: 08 Nov – 09 Nov
Belfast Christmas Continental Market
The gates will be open every day for visitors to explore a number of countries from across the world, including Germany, Spain, France, Italy, as well as a number of local traders. Santa will be visiting the market to meet families, bringing plenty of entertainment.
Venue: Belfast City Hall Grounds
Dates: 19 Nov – 22 Dec 2016