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Lisburn & Castlereagh Treat Week

29 October - 05 November, Lisburn

Whether you are a seasoned foodie or simply want an excuse for a day out or a night off, Lisburn Castlereagh presents Treat Week. Our restaurants and cafes will be cooking up a culinary storm. Expect to discover the true Taste of Ulster.

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MAC International Ulster Bank Prize 2016

28 October - 17 February, Belfast

MAC International Ulster Bank Prize is the largest arts prize in Ireland, offering professional artists worldwide the opportunity to exhibit in the MAC.


The Great Armagh Georgian Banquet

25 November, Armagh

The Archbishop's Palace will be the setting for a black tie gala banquet on the eve of Georgian Day.

Causeway Coast & Glens Restaurant Week

Causeway Coast & Glens Restaurant Week

12 November - 20 November, Co Antrim

In celebration of the Year of Food and Drink Northern Ireland join us in the first Causeway Coast and Glens Restaurant Week which will showcase all the local food producers.

Belfast Christmas Market

Belfast Christmas Market

19 November - 22 December, Belfast

The Belfast Christmas Market returns to Belfast City Hall on Saturday 19 November from 12 noon.

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Banks of the Foyle Halloween Carnival

28 October - 31 October, Londonderry/Derry

Join Derry City and Strabane District for the scariest night of the year. The City brings its world renowned street carnival parade back for its 30th Anniversary celebrations.

Ghost of Halloween

The Ghost of Halloween

29 October - 31 October, Co Down

The Ghost of Halloween is a magical interactive experience for young children and families.

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Ulster Bank Belfast International Arts Festival

11 October - 30 October, Belfast

The Festival has announced two separate and major commissions for new creative works from internationally acclaimed artists, Taylor Mac (USA) and Amanda Coogan (Ireland) that will feature as signature events in the 2016 edition.

Fright Night

Fright Night

07 October - 03 November, Co Londonderry

Jungle NI's biggest and best Halloween horror attraction returns in October 2016.

Georgian Day

Georgian Day

25 November - 26 November, Armagh

More than 70 stalls, hosted by traders in Georgian costumes, will line the streets for a truly unique experience. Festive music, horse-drawn carriage rides and the smell of mulled wine and mince pies exude a unique Christmassy atmosphere to enjoy!

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Top Things to See and Do

  • Visit Northern Ireland's National Trust properties and scenic places.
  • Join Derry~Londonderry in the scariest weekend of the year as the city brings its world renowned Banks of The Foyle Street Carnival Parade back for its 30th Anniversary celebrations this year.
  • Take an exciting journey of marine life at Exploris Aquarium, County Down.  Explore the colourful coral reefs of the Tropical Oceans before entering the dark depths of the Amazon Rainforest, with its reptilian inhabitants including our very own snappy crocodile.
  • Discover the magical Giant's Lair at Slieve Gullion Forest Park, County Armagh, you can see the this charming storybook come to life with its tranformed land of mystery.
  • Book a short break and Say Hello To More unforgettable moments.
  • Visit Eastside Visitor Centre, a visitor attraction celebrating East Belfast's local legends, places and industries with interactive digital screens, interpretative panels and a wall map.
  • Step into Seamus Heaney HomePlace and begin your journey through the life and literature of the poet and Nobel Laureate.


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