Things to do in Belfast

Belfast is a compact city with loads of great things to do. Here is a small sample of what’s on offer.


Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

On from Thursday 2 – Sunday 12 May, the 2019 Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival features an array of world class concerts, comedy, music, spoken word, theatre, visual art and special events.

CQAF has long been a perfect companion to Festival of Fools and the Bank Holiday weekend.

All events found on their website here –

Hit The North

Ireland’s biggest street art festival returns! For six years Hit the North has showcased the world’s best street artists to the attendees of Culture Night so a move to May is great news for attendees of Festival of Fools.

On Sunday 5th and Monday 6th May pop over to Union Street and Kent Street (beside the Sunflower Bar) from 2-5pm between Festival of Fools performances, where there will be artists from all over Ireland painting live.

Visit Belfast and Discover Northern Ireland are excellent sources of information on what to do and see during your stay here.

Belfast is famous for its history and Northern Ireland has some stunning scenery!

Here are some of our suggestions for popular visitor activity: