ohfOpen House Festival Bangor
1st – 31st

For the month of August Bangor will come alive with other 130 events in various events throughout the town.  Discover film and theatre in the Walled Garden, explore the culinary delights around the town and enjoy some folk on a boat cruising along the coastline.  A highlight of mine is back for this year – the Island Picnic – Read about last year’s picnic here.

Full programme listing on the website.

BFF17Belfast Film Festival – Summer Screenings
Site Specific screenings of cinema classics are back.  Highlights this month include The Exorcist and The Omen in an old abandoned church!  Read more about the Belfast Film Festival here and book tickets here.


downloadAugust Craft Month
Loads of events all over the province including exhibitions, workshops and fairs are taking place in association with Craft NI.

Full online programme here.



Belfast Pride
27th July to 5th August

The LGBT festival will bring colour to the streets of Belfast culminating in the Pride Day parade on Saturday 4th August.

More info on the website.



EastSide Arts Festival
3rd – 13th
Locations across the EastSide and beyond feature music, comedy, movies, theatre, talks, workshops, exhibitions, poetry, events for the young and old, community events and heritage tours.

Programme available for download from the website.


Féile an Phobail
1st – 13th

Festival of the People in the west of the city.  Check out the big tent in Falls Park and enjoy a range of music, comedy, talks, tours, theatre, debate, family and community events.

Programme here.


Stendhal Festival
11 & 12th
Experience the syndrome… more




unnamedBelfast Mela
Monday 27th
The Mela transforms Botanic park into a magical global garden filled with the sights, sounds and aromas of nations right around the world.
Full info here.