What's on in Belfast in May 2018

Wednesday, 02 May 2018
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May is finally here, with two Bank Holidays to look forward to! So, if you didn’t manage to get away last month, now is the perfect time to book a last-minute holiday. Enjoy a city break in Belfast and soak up the lively atmosphere, stroll along fine Victorian streets and enjoy a range of world-class visitor attractions such as Titanic Belfast or the SSE Arena, with its phenomenal line up of shows and concerts. There is so much to see and do! Check out our top tips on what is hot this May in the city and experience Belfast to the fullest! 


The SSE Arena has some amazing shows on this May that you need to experience for yourselves! Kicking off on the 4th May, Fast & Furious Live is sure to be a hit for all car fanatics out there. If you are more into music, you definitely should not miss the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience on the 25th May. It’s going to be epic! If you are still on the fence about a weekend getaway and a show, our exclusive SSE offer is sure to get you onboard! This package is only available on specific SSE Arena show dates and includes free car parking and breakfast from £129. To avail of this offer, just enter the code THB18 when booking on our site.

Titanic Quarter may be where the craic is at, but throughout Belfast there is so much to see and do, kicking off on May Day with the Belfast Marathon. As the largest sporting participatory event in Northern Ireland, Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon attracts entrants from all over the globe. Launched in 1982 with 3025 entrants, it takes place on May Day each year, now bringing over 17,000 people to Belfast. The event starts at Belfast City Hall and finishes at Ormeau Park with runners lining the streets of the city. Whether you are a runner, keen walker, fundraiser, interested in athletics or simply love a challenge, there is an event to suit you on Bank Holiday Monday. 

The Belfast Maritime festival returns on 19th May and promises to be the best one yet! Climb aboard some magnificent visiting tall ships and naval vessels, which will be docked in Belfast for the festival weekend. Meet the captain and crew and learn a bit more about life at sea. Enjoy an array of activities to keep you entertained including live music in the Queen's Quay marquee daily, a live radio roadshow and some of the best international roving street performers. 

With everything from tractors to texels, music to milking, fun-fairs to food, Northern Ireland's agricultural extravaganza is upon us again. The annual Balmoral Show draws tens of thousands of people - townies and country folk alike. And this year it’s even more special as it marks the 150th Anniversary of the show! Titanic Hotel Belfast will be making an appearance, but you have to come visit us to find out more. 

Belfast is surely bustling this May and Titanic Hotel Belfast is the ideal base to get to see it all - and our Slip into spring offer is just the perfect ticket for a quick cityscape. With 24 hours parking, a delicious two-course meal in the stunning Drawing Office Two and Full Irish Breakfast from only £154, Belfast is closer than ever! Our team will be happy to help and provide all the insider gossip on what is happening throughout the city. So, visit Belfast, Stay Titanic and experience all that the city has to offer!