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Summer in Belfast - Events

With festivals, foodie feasts and summer fairs, visit Belfast to experience the excitement of the city.

Belfast International Photo Festival

01 June 2017 - 30 June 2017, Times vary – check event website | Belfast Photo Festival

This major photographic event attracts over 80,000 visitors a year, celebrating some of the finest national and international contemporary photography across 30 museums, galleries and public venues.Th... Read More »

Belsonic 2017

13 June 2017 - 30 June 2017, Times vary – check event website | Prices vary - check event website | Ormeau Park

Belsonic celebrates it's tenth anniversary this year at a new location, the idyllic setting at Ormeau Park, Belfast. The popular music festival will bring a host of international headline acts to the ... Read More »

MCM Comic Con

24 June 2017 - 25 June 2017 | £10 - £12 | Eikon Exhibition Centre

MCM Northern Ireland Comic Con blasts back to the Eikon Exhibition Centre in 2017 on Saturday 24 June, for a pop-culture weekend extravaganza featuring everything from comics, movies, games and sci-fi... Read More »

24 Hour World Championships

01 July 2017 - 02 July 2017, From 12 noon | Free | Victoria Park

Join the world's very best ultra runners who will compete in the 12th International Ultra Association (IUA) World 24 Hour Running Championships.45 nations will be represented and athletes will endure ... Read More »

Summer Music in The Park (2 Jul)

02 July 2017, 3pm – 5pm | Ward Park

The perfect way to spend an afternoon! Bring along family and friends, enjoy a picnic and take in the sounds of weekly live music throughout July and August. Enjoy The Jazzmeisters as they perform! Th... Read More »

Lazy Sundays at The Argory (2 Jul)

02 July 2017, 1pm - 4pm | £2.50 - £14.50 | Argory

Come and join The Argory every Sunday in July for laid back tunes and relaxation in the yard. Chill in the Courtyard while the kids are entertained and feast on the summer BBQ. What's not to love?Pric... Read More »

Family Fun Day at Jungle NI (2 Jul)

02 July 2017, 11am - 5pm | £3 - £15 | Jungle NI

The Family Fun Day is an open-park day that operates like a fun fair or carnival. There are a range of activities available. Book an activity token bundle online and turn up and exchange your tokens f... Read More »

Summer Dance Camp

03 July 2017 - 25 August 2017, Time vary | £70 | Aurora Studios

Bring your children to the best Summer Camp in Belfast. This is a great opportunity to keep you children entertained and active over the summer break, introduce them to new disciplines, have fun and m... Read More »

Family Festival at Grand Opera House

04 July 2017 - 06 July 2017, Times vary – check event website | £4 - £13.50 | Grand Opera House

The Grand Opera House is delighted to present its first ever Family Festival, featuring a wide range of activities for children and young people and their families. As well as a wide range  of wo... Read More »

The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open 2017

06 July 2017 - 09 July 2017, Times vary – check event website | £20 - £100 | Portstewart Golf Club

The 2017 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, hosted by the Rory Foundation, will return to Northern Ireland this summer. Picturesque Portstewart Golf Club will provide a stunning backdrop to this prestigious ... Read More »

Twelfth of July Celebrations

12 July 2017, Times to be confirmed | Free | Various locations

Join thousands of people as they celebrate The Twelfth, the biggest annual festival in Northern Ireland. The celebrations showcase aspects of Ulster's rich heritage and culture such as Orange Lodges, ... Read More »

Rose Week 2017

17 July 2017 - 23 July 2017, Times vary – check event website | Sir Thomas & Lady Dixon Park

The International Rose Garden at Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park in Belfast is famous for its annual Rose Week event and International Rose Trials. The flower spectacular, which attracts thousands of v... Read More »

Walled Garden Summer Theatre - Billionaire Boy

18 July 2017 - 19 July 2017, 2pm and 6pm | £6 | Bangor Castle Walled Garden

Heartbreak Productions together with Mr Spud and his son, Joe, would like to invite you to a garage sale (they used to own 500 garages) where they will be selling their final belongings to raise some ... Read More »

Strawberry Tea Fair

22 July 2017, 12pm - 4pm | 50p - £3 | Ballance House

Enjoy a complimentary bowl of strawberries and lots of fun outdoor games for the kids. Guided tours of the house will also be available, along with lunch in the tea barn, market stalls and craft activ... Read More »

Traditional Irish Ceilidh Dancing (22 Jul)

22 July 2017, 7pm - 9pm | £15-22 | Aurora Studios

Aurora Studios warmly invite you to an evening of traditional Irish Ceilidh dancing! A ceilidh is a social gathering that usually involves dancing and music playing (and the odd tipple or two)! The da... Read More »

Sunflowerfest

28 July 2017 - 30 July 2017, Times vary – check event website | £24.50 - £89.95 | Sunflowerfest

The Sunflowerfest is delighted to announce their 2017 festival theme. Think sci-fi and space, string theory and the multiverse, a place like no other yet oddly the same, a massive upgrade of the statu... Read More »

Belfast Pride Festival

28 July 2017 - 06 August 2017, Times vary – check event website | Various locations

Belfast Pride 2017 will light up the city from Friday 28 July to Sunday 6 August with Pride Day on Saturday 5 August 2017.The parade is the biggest single parade in Belfast and the biggest cross-commu... Read More »

Antiques Roadshow

29 July 2017, Times to be confirmed | Stormont Estate

The Antiques Roadshow will visit Northern Ireland's Parliament Buildings and Stormont Estate in 2017 as it celebrates its 40th series.The show will begin recording its anniversary series four decades ... Read More »

Summer Beach Party Twilight Market

01 August 2017 - 02 August 2017, TBC | St George's Market

Back by popular demand, the Twilight Market is set to return to St George's Market. Now an award-winning market, the Twilight Market is an established highlight in Belfast’s calendar of events. Attr... Read More »

EastSide Arts Festival 2017

03 August 2017 - 13 August 2017, Times vary – check event website | Prices vary - check event website | EastSide Visitor Centre

EastSide Arts Festival is an annual festival showcasing the talent of East Belfast as it serves up a sizzling feast of events.Locations across the EastSide, and beyond, will help to unpack a festival ... Read More »

UEFA Women’s Under-19 Championship 2017

08 August 2017 - 20 August 2017, Times vary – check event website | Prices vary - check event website | Irish Football Association

Northern Ireland will play host to the 2017 finals of the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championships.Eight national teams, including Northern Ireland as hosts, will participate in the prestigious 16... Read More »

Women's Rugby World Cup 2017

09 August 2017 - 26 August 2017, Times vary – check event website | £7 - £45 | Ulster Rugby

Belfast will play host to the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup, with the semi-finals and finals taking place in the city from 22 - 26 August.12 teams will compete across 30 matches to determine the world ... Read More »

Flax to Fabric and Castle Gardens Tour

12 August 2017, 10:30am | Prices vary - check event website | Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum

Enjoy a fascinating tour through the history of linen from Egyptian times to the present day. Right off the bat, the tour starts off with a little piece of linen from the Tomb of Tutankhaumun! Dare yo... Read More »

Hilden Beer and Music Festival

25 August 2017 - 27 August 2017, Times vary – check event website | TBC | Hilden Brewery

Great beers, great music and great craic, the annual Hilden Beer and Music Festival hits all the right notes. Held in the grounds of Hilden Brewery and Hilden House the ever popular three-day ale tast... Read More »

Belfast Vital

26 August 2017, TBC | £44 | Boucher Playing Fields

The annual Vital Festival returns to Belfast’s Boucher Road Playing Fields on Saturday 26 August. Taking to the main stage for what promises to be a phenomenal headline set will be Tiësto joined by... Read More »

Belfast Mela

27 August 2017, Times vary – check event website | TBC | Botanic Gardens

The Belfast Mela Festival will transform the park into an exotic magical garden filled with the sights, sounds and aromas from a wealth of nations. A lively multi-cultured parade through the gardens w... Read More »

The 2017 Belfast Tattoo

31 August 2017 - 02 September 2017, 7.30pm - 10.30pm | £25 - £50 | SSE Arena, Belfast

The 2017 Belfast Tattoo is now confirmed and will take place on Thursday 31 August, Friday 1 and Saturday 2 September.The Belfast Tattoo is now firmly established as an annual event for the city, and ... Read More »