About Northern Ireland

Events and Festivals.

There are many exciting festivals and events each year in N.Ireland that showcase each individual city for Arts and Culture.

Here is your guide to Northern Ireland’s best festivals.

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July

July 4

Belfast Hills Heritage Festival – Belfast

The Belfast Hills Partnership’s week long summer programme of events will bring the Hills alive with folklore, nature, entertainment, and good healthy outdoor fun. Activities include walks, talks and wildlife hunts

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July 26 – August 3

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Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival

Taking place over two long weekends this is the fourth annual festival in Enniskillen dedicated to the work of playwright Samuel Beckett.

Directed by Sean Doran the festival boasts performances in all of Enniskillen’s four churches, the 300 seat Ardhowen Theatre on the banks of Lough Erne, at Portora Royal School and off the beaten track, in the underground caves of Marble Arch as well as on remote islands and hidden locations in the countryside

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July 30 – August 9

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August Feile – Falls Park, Belfast

Taking place over two long weekends this is the fourth annual festival in Enniskillen dedicated to the work of playwright Samuel Beckett.

The August Feile is a jam-packed programme of events including: music concerts, debates and discussions, exhibitions, international food fayre, children’s events, literary events, community events, walks and tours, sports, dramas, something for everyone at every age.

This year’s headline acts include reggae legends, UB40 and 80s stars the Human League supported by Marc Almond

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August

August 5 – August 7

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Sunflower Fest – Tubby’s Farm, Hillsborough

Considered one of Northern Ireland’s best family friendly music festivals, Sunflowerfest is billed as a “magical weekend-festival of great music, arts and entertainment”. With a fantastic line-up of live music, family fun, performances in the Enchanted Glade, storytelling, poetry, interactive art, dance and music workshops.

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August 1 – August 31

Open House Festival – Bangor

As well as running annual arts festivals Open House also runs a year round programme of music and arts events throughout Belfast and Bangor.
Next month various acts will play in venues across Bangor ranging from hotels to churches to boats.

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August 11 – August 14

7 Hills Blues Festival – Armagh City

If you are a fan of the Blues then the 7 Hills Blues Festival is for you. With 60 free gigs across the city from Chicago Rhythm to Funk Style, this festival brings some of the finest Blues bands to the atmospheric streets of Armagh with local bands featuring alongside international acts.

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