There is an old adage in travel lore: get to know, before you go. So what does Belfast have to offer in terms of Festivals & Events in 2011?
Belfast has a range of Festivals throughout the year with live music festivals, MTV Awards, cyclying and much much more ...
Initially just a hamlet with a crossing on a river mouth, with a fertile hinterland it didn’t take marauders and pirates long to realise that here was a deep lough and safe haven from the north Atlantic storms where repairs could be made. From these small beginnings the industrious locals developed a boat building trade and the rest is our history.
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Clandeboye Festival - 29 August - 3 September 2011
A variety of classical performances from Barry Douglas, Camerata Ireland, guest artists & introducing resident artist Sophie Cashell.
Hillsborough Oyster Festival - 1 - 4 September 2011
The four day event is crammed with fun events, including live music, the International Oyster Eating competition, Soap Box Derby & much more.
On Your Bike - Sunday 4 September 2011
Brought to you by QFT & Belfast Film Festival, get on your bike for a family friendly event including a range of cycling themed screenings, performances, stalls, tours etc.
Taste N.I Food & Drink Festival - 10 - 11 September 2011
Northern Ireland’s biggest and best FREE consumer food and drink event, Tesco’s Taste Northern Ireland, returns to Belfast’s Custom House Square this year on 10th and 11th September.
Big Busking Bonanza - 10 September 2011
Ballyclare will host the Big Busking Bonanza, featuring some great music!
Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival - 16 September 2011
The Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival is the gateway for new, independent and undiscovered filmmakers taking place annually in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Autumn Fair - 17 - 18 September 2011
Come along to the Autumn Fair in Botanic Gardens for a weekend of vibrant and colourful fun with plenty for the family to see and do.
20th Anniversary Celebrations - 19 - 25 September 2011
Take part in Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich's 20th Anniversary celebrations with a variety of special events to suit all the family. The week begins with the official opening of the new extension.
Arthur's Day - 22 September 2011
Pay tribute to the remarkable legacy of Arthur Guinness, with a variety of performances from acclaimed International & Irish acts.
Culture Night - 23 September 2011
Culture Night returns for the third year running, celebrating local culture with music, theatre, dance, exhibitions & more.
MTV 2011 MTV European Music Awards - 6 November 2011
The MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) will be the biggest showbiz event Northern Ireland will ever have witnessed.
Christmas Lights Christmas Lights Switch-On - 19 November 2011
Merry Christmas! This event is a fun filled outdoor gathering for the public. Special quests, games and live music! Not to be missed!