Events and Festivals in Belfast

  • August Craft Month: celebrated in the month of August every year in the city of Belfast this festival offers over 150 events; craftspeople, galleries, studios, local arts venues, community hubs and more.
  • Belfast Mela: Northern Ireland’s largest festival celebrated during the month of August in the Botanic garden. The multicultural festival is a global get together with music, dance, food, fashion, cuisines and community specialties.
  • Belsonic: a music festival with various performers, celebrated mid August every year in Belfast. The festival lasts for a week.
  • EastSide Arts Festival: A 12 day art festival with plenty of events that encourage talent celebrated in the month of August. The festival features music, comedy, movies, theatre, talks, workshops, exhibitions, poetry and more.
  • Hilden Beer and Music Festival: A 2 day Hilden beer and music festival celebrated in the month of August. This festival is one of Belfast’s oldest. The festival features beer, cocktails, music, food and more.
  • Lughnasa International Friel Festival: A festival of music, dance, food, kites and women, celebrated towards the end of August in Belfast.
  • Open House Festival Bangor: A month long festival that features music, film, food, comedy, theatre, art, exhibitions and books - in schools, cafés, pubs, parks, castles, churches, boats and forts. The festival is celebrated throughout August.

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