Performing Arts in Belfast

Belfast International Arts Festival

One of the largest arts festival in the UK and Ireland stretches over three weeks and features theatre, music, dance and talks.
Cultural in Belfast

Féile An Phobail

Said to be the largest community festival in Ireland, the August Féile takes place in West Belfast over 10 days. Events include an opening carnival parade, street parties, theatre performances, concerts and historic…
LGBT in Belfast

Belfast Pride

Ireland's largest celebration of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender culture, culminating in a huge city-centre parade; takes place over a week in late July/early August.
Cultural in Belfast

Belfast Children's Festival

If you’re in town in March, look out for the Belfast Children’s Festival, which is packed with cultural and educational events across the city.
Film in Queen's Quarter

Belfast Film Festival

Eleven-day celebration of Irish and international film; most screenings are at the Queen's Film Theatre.
Literature in Belfast

Belfast Book Festival

A week of all things book-related, from films and readings to workshops and meet-the-author events, at venues throughout the city.
Cultural in Belfast

St Patrick's Day

A celebration of Ireland's patron saint, marked by various community festivals and culminating in a grand city-centre parade.
Sailing in Titanic Quarter

Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival

A three-day festival centred on Queen's Quay, with sailing ships, street entertainment, a seafood festival and live music.
Music in Belfast

Féile an Earraigh

This four-day festival of traditional Irish and Celtic music attracts artists from all over Ireland, Europe and America.
Performing Arts in Belfast

Festival of Fools

A four-day festival of street entertainment, with events concentrated in the Cathedral Quarter and city centre.