Discover Belfast's Maritime Mile by night as we bring to you an evening of lights and illumination as part of the Belfast Maritime Weekender. From 8pm-11pm both Saturday and Sunday, various attractions along the maritime mile will light up and illuminate the Belfast skies.
From 8pm each evening you can enjoy a leisurely stroll along our iconic waterfront.
From City Quays, you can see the spires of St Joseph’s Church, and riverside illuminations in and around the AC Marriott Hotel as well as the Millennium Beacon on Donegall Quay. Across the Lagan Weir footbridge, you can enjoy illuminated street art and a flotilla of vessels lit up along Queens quayside and into Abercorn Marina. Check out the Maritime Mile’s latest addition ‘Soundyard’, a playful art installation inspired by the sounds of Belfast’s shipyards.
The famous Belfast Buoys, Titanic kit and not to forget ‘Ollie the Octapus’ will be illuminated in the Arc Public Realm, complimented by other illuminated attractions including SS Nomadic, the Titanic Hotel, Titanic Belfast, the Slipways, Riverbox, H&W cranes and the Great Light.
The lighting levels along the quayside, from City Quays to Titanic Quarter are appropriate for patrons accessing and for viewing the illuminations. These areas are also monitored by stewards.
Get ready for a weekend of mini moments along the Maritime Mile on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 September at the Belfast Maritime Weekender.Find Out More
There will be opportunities for landlubbers to have their own adventure on the high seas, with Taster Sessions, displays and demos.Find Out More
Join an array of nautical themed street performers and musicians as they bring the Maritime Mile to life.Find Out More
Enjoy a host of captivating local music talent along our quaysides and listen out for our roving Ukulele and Brass Bands as you explore the Maritime Mile.Find Out More
Here's a list of events and tours you can join in during the Belfast Maritime Weekender, Saturday 4 September and Sunday 5 September.Find Out More
Head down to the historic slipways and check out the NI Pop-up Maritime Street Food Market, with food vans, trucks, stalls and plenty of picnic tables.Find Out More
You can join in on the festival after getting here by walking, cycling, bus, car and train.Find Out More
Start your maritime adventure on the Maritime Mile Treasure Trail, an exciting outdoor experience perfect for all ages!Find Out More
Check out some of the amazing exhibitions from National Geographic, Out of Stores, Irish Coastal Rowing Federation and more.Find Out More
The Belfast Maritime Weekender is brought to you by Belfast City Council and Maritime Belfast Trust in partnership with Belfast Harbour, Titanic Quarter Limited, the Odyssey Trust, Department for Communities and Maritime Mile partners - energising Belfast together.