bcfBelfast Comedy Festival
2nd – 8th
Belfast’s funniest festival with highlights including John Bishop, the Rubberbandits, Murder She Got Wrote Off live drinking game and Weird Belfast.



Cinemagic Film and Television Festival
6th -29th

Film screenings, competitions, Q&A’s and film and television workshops and masterclasses for young people aged 4-25.


Belfast International Arts Festival
6th -28th
A genuinely civic event of contemporary arts and ideas of international appeal and stature.




Belfast Cocktail Week
16th – 22nd
Experience world class cocktails and some of London’s most influential cocktail bars with bar takeovers.  Venues include The National & Sixty6, The Merchant Hotel, Muriel’s, The Spaniard, Bootleggers, Bullitt and Babel (Bullitt’s new rooftop cocktail bar).

IMG_5685PLACE Open House Belfast
27th -29th

Places of architectural interest open their doors for free to allow the public an insight into the construction, restoration and life behind these spaces.  Read about it’s inaugural year here


NOIReland Crime Fiction Festival 
27th -29th
A brand new crime fiction festival with a distinctly Irish accent




Belfast Fashion Week 
26th – 29th
Boutique and high street catwalk shows in St Anne’s Cathedral, Sushi Saturday in Zen, Style Sunday at James Street South and a new ‘F Words’ brunch event on the rooftop bar at Bullitt.  The 3 day fashion fix will be sure to tempt you into a new season purchase or two….or several.


IMG_6646Other Voices Belfast
26th – 28th
A three-day gathering of music, creativity and technology.  Showcasing the power of community through the mediums of music and technology there will be a free conference exploring creativity, culture, technology and education followed by an evening of live music showcasing the best in new musical talent.