A weekend of bank holiday events awaits!

This weekend there are a number of events happening right across the city!

On Saturday 28th May you can catch the final event in the St Anne's Cathedral 2016 Music Festival with a concert at 3pm in honour of Her Majesty The Queen's 90th birthday.  There is no entry fee for this event.

The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns for the May bank holiday from Saturday 28th - Monday 30th May.  There will be live music, continental market, arts and craft stalls as well as the impressive ships themselves.  There’ll be a free Maritime Festival shuttlebus approximately every 15 minutes from 11am-6pm, Saturday to Monday; departing from SS Moore's, Chichester Street, stopping at Pollock Dock and dropping off at Station Street bus stop (beside Queen’s Quay). The return shuttle service will pick up from Station Street bus stop and drop off at Donegall Square West (beside City Hall).

Why don't you combine your trip to the Titanic Quarter with a visit to the Spring Continental Market in the grounds of City Hall which runs from Friday 27th - Monday 30th May.  This year, as part of the Northern Ireland Year of Food celebrations, the Spring Continental Market will also be offering a selection of tasty local products to choose from and enjoy.

On Monday 30th May Belfast celebrates the history of the Farset River.  Starting at dawn there are a number of events running across the city including poetry and story-telling, a ceili in Bank Square, tea sessions and an old style market in Custom House Square. The event culminates in a finale spectacle performance at 9pm in Custom House Square.

Belfast also celebrates the Battle of Jutland on Tuesday 31st May with the official opening of the newly restored HMS Caroline.  The Battle of Jutland, the Royal Navy’s defining moment in The Great War, and perhaps the largest sea battle in history, will be commemorated with events to mark its centenary on 31 May 2016.  HMS Caroline is the last survivor of the battle and following the receipt of the largest Heritage Lottery Fund grant awarded in Northern Ireland, the ship has been transformed into a world class heritage visitor attraction in time for the national centenary commemorations.

For more information on the events listed above and future events in Belfast city centre you can view our events calendar here.

You can also find information on city centre car parks here.