All you need to know to plan your weekender from transport to COVID guidance.
Getting to and from the Belfast Maritime Weekender could not be easier, rent a bike using the Just Eat Belfast Bike Scheme and cycle to our event. You can pick up and drop off your Belfast Bikes at any of the city’s docking stations including Donegall Quay, Corporation Square, SSE Arena Belfast, Belfast Met, Catalyst Inc and Eastside Visitor Centre.
Or why not take yourself on an adventure and walk the quaysides from Sailortown to Titanic Quarter and enjoy a stroll along the idyllic Maritime Mile.
City Quays: City Quays is centrally located in the very heart of Belfast City, just five minutes drive from George Best Belfast City Airport. From Bangor direction follow Belfast Road and A2 to Little Patrick Street in Belfast. Continue on Little Patrick Street to City Quays. From North Coast direction get on M2 from A57 and Antrim Road/A6. Follow M2 to Duncrue Street in Belfast. Take exit 1B from M2. Continue on Duncrue Street to City Quays.
Titanic Quarter: From Bangor direction follow Belfast Road and A2 to Belfast. Take Sydenham Road to Queens Road. From North Coast direction get on M2 in Antrim and Newtownabbey. Follow M2 to Queens Road in Belfast. Take exit 1 from M3 and continue onto Queen’s Road. Parking facilities include underground parking at Titanic Belfast, on-site parking on Queen’s Road, SSE Arena and Premier Inn Belfast.
There is no dedicated car parking for the event; however, those attending the event are encouraged to use city centre car parks, those within Titanic Quarter or the NCP at Corporation Street.
Alternatively, hop on a bus from the city centre bringing you directly into the heart of Titanic Quarter. Find out more about Tranlink’s bus services, including timetables and prices here.
City Quays: Translink offer Metro and Ulsterbus services, covering not only Belfast City Centre but all sides of the country. The closest bus depot is Laganside Bus Centre, located only a few minutes-walk from City Quays. If you would like to travel from the city centre, hop on the 2F bus at Wellington Place for a short bus journey to Pilot Street, located in the heart of City Quays.
Titanic Quarter: Glide through city traffic and arrive fresh on a modern and high-tech mode of travel on the Translink Glider. The service provides direct cross-city services between the east and west of the city, with the G2 route linking into Titanic Quarter.
Or come by train to Yorkgate Station or Titanic Halt. Both stations are within walking distance to the event sites. Find out more information about Translink’s train services, including timetables and prices here.
Belfast City Council and Maritime Belfast Trust are committed to ensuring our events are accessible and inclusive. For the Belfast Maritime Weekender, we have the following additional facilities available on site.
As we come out of lockdown we are really excited about the opportunity to bring the Belfast Maritime Weekender to you. When we are meeting in person (both indoors and outdoors) we will make your safety, and that of our artists, volunteers, staff and venue partners our priority, and all events will be Covid-19 compliant. To ensure this, we have put the following measures in place:
It is strongly recommended that anyone taking part in, or attending this event should take a Lateral Flow Device test (LFD) before they attend the event, and on days two and eight after the event.
The purpose of this testing is:
Testing after the event will help to identify any asymptomatic COVID-19 infections arising in association with the event or social gatherings that may happen immediately before or afterwards.
Anyone can order test packs free of charge:
To assist us in keeping everyone safe we would ask that you DO NOT attend any in-person events if you have any symptoms of Covid-19, have tested positive for Covid-19, or have been in recent contact with anyone who has tested positive.
Indoor venue capacities are set in line with government guidelines with reduced capacities to allow for social distancing as per legal requirements. Additionally, all staff and volunteers will wear face coverings at indoor events.
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
Discover Belfast's Maritime Mile by night as we bring to you an evening of lights & illumination as part of the Belfast Maritime Weekender. 8pm-11pm Sat & Sun.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.