What's On in Belfast in July

Friday, 28 June 2019
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Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland; a small city, but proud - especially in July! No matter what your interest is – history, music or even Game of Thrones - Belfast is action packed with quirky things to do and see.  If you plan to visit Belfast this month, do not miss our recommendations to make the most of your stay!


Belfast’s annual Pride Festival returns to the city, from 26th July to 4th August! The ten-day festival is the largest of its kind in the island of Ireland and runs over 100 events across 10 days in a celebration of the LGBT+ community. 

The big parade is undoubtedly the most anticipated event of Belfast Pride – it attracted over 55.000 people last year and they are expecting even more in 2019! It will take place on Saturday 3rd August at 1.00pm, starting at Custom House Square.

Belfast Pride programme is also packed with film viewings, conferences and workshops, music and drama and more. For further information, please visit the festival’s website. 


Belfast and Northern Ireland are home to most of Game of Thrones’ filming locations – a must-see for any Game of Thrones enthusiast! Fans can discover more of their favourite show at TEC Belfast, where GAME OF THRONES: The Touring Exhibition will be open until 11th September. Ulster Museum has a stunning tapestry on display depicting key scenes from every episode of hit TV show – not to be missed!

If you are feeling cultured and want to enjoy this stunning sunshine, join one of the many historical tours available in the city! Another great way to learn more about Ulster’s heritage is joining the thousands of locals as they celebrate The Twelfth, the biggest annual festival in Northern Ireland. The celebrations feature big parades which marching bands, fife and drums, flutes, etc. The Twelfth refers to the 12th of July, a Public Holiday in Northern Ireland.


Belfast is also a perfect destination for families looking for great entertainment for their children. Let them explore the mystical landscapes of Northern Ireland like never before at W5 at Odyssey. Step into ‘AMAZE’, their brand new technological space and discover the immersive experience ‘Land of Legends’.

Another iconic location that the kids will love are the Belfast Zoological Gardens! With home to over 130 species, the whole family will enjoy seeing these animals in their unique home on Cave Hill. You can even book a feeding experience with the Giraffes in advance and make the trip truly special! 

Naturally, with so many events taking place you will need a place to recharge before doing it all again. Enjoy Summer on the Slipways including overnight stay at Titanic Hotel Belfast, Full Irish Breakfast, a two course evening meal in The Wolff Grill Restaurant and one complimentary car parking space for 24 hours from £159 per room! 

Each summer is different and unique. Make this Summer an unforgettable one in Belfast!