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Craft Fest: Maggie Napier Demonstration, courtesy of Craft and Design Collective

August Craft Month 2015

31 July - 23 September,

Craft NI is delighted to announce August Craft Month is returning for another year – The annual celebration of contemporary craft in Northern Ireland.

Lughnasa International Friel Festival

Lughnasa International Friel Festival

27 August - 31 August, Belfast

The 1st annual Lughnasa International Friel Festival, Belfast, Here We Come! will run from 27 - 31 August 2015, celebrating Ireland's greatest living playwright Brian Friel through music, dance, food, kites and women!
Funded by Belfast City ...

EastSide Arts Festival

EastSide Arts Festival

19 August - 31 August, Belfast

East Belfast is getting ready for the hottest summer yet as the annual EastSide Arts Festival, delivered by East Belfast Partnership, serves up a sizzling, 12-day feast of events.

Hillsborough International Oyster Festival

Hillsborough International Oyster Festival

01 September - 06 September, Co Down

The Hillsborough International Oyster Festival returns with a variety of great events in the pretty Georgian village of Hillsborough.

Belfast Mela

Belfast Mela

30 August, Belfast

Explore the sights, sounds and smells of the world at Mela, Northern Ireland's largest multi-cultural festival and a unique global get-together, with tens of thousands of people enjoying music, dance, food, fashion, cuisine and lots of community ...


Carnival of Colours

29 August - 30 August, Londonderry/Derry

In Your Space Circus will be bringing its flagship international festival, the Carnival of Colours back to St Columb’s Park on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th August 2015.

beat carn - Culture Night Belfast

Culture Night Belfast 2015

18 September, Belfast

Culture Night - the biggest evening in Belfast's cultural calendar - returns to transform the spaces and places of the city centre and beyond!

Open House Festival Bangor

Open House Festival Bangor

01 August - 31 August, Co Down

Now in its third year, Open House Festival Bangor is a month-long festival that presents hand-picked music and arts in special places.

The Belfast Tattoo 2015

The Belfast Tattoo 2015

04 September - 05 September, Belfast

The Belfast Tattoo returns in September 2015, with over 600 performers, and will showcase some of the finest marching bands, musicians, and dancers from across Ulster and beyond, in a two hour show, building up to the Grand Finale of the Massed ...

Air Waves Portrush 2015

Air Waves Portrush 2015

05 September - 06 September, Co Antrim

Ireland's biggest air show. Two days of exhilarating air displays and family fun, featuring crowd favourites, The Red Arrows and rare appearances from the Vulcan Bomber and the Viggen jet fighter among the line-up. On the ground you will find with two exhibition areas in the North and South Villages packed with exhibitions, fun fairs, simulator rides, tasty treats and local crafts.

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Top Things to See and Do

  • See the highlights of East Belfast on the new EastSide Belfast City Bike Tour
  • Come face to face with some of the biggest robot stars of the big screen at Robots at Titanic Belfast this Summer.
  • Explore the landscapes, food and culture of the Sperrins region on a Cycle Sperrins guided or self-guided tour.
  • Transport yourself back to 1912 with a trip on The Wee Tram - a fun and informative way to see Belfast's Titanic Quarter.
  • Visit historic Victoria Lock on the Newry Canal where you can learn about its history, have a picnic and enjoy the wildlife and views of Carlingford Lough.
  • Discover the historic City of Armagh on a Day Tour from Belfast.
  • Register for the Belfast Bikes public cycle hire scheme for a low cost and convenient way to explore the city.


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