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2022 is a year of Celebrations on the Maritime Mile

Join us in celebrating some key anniversaries on the Maritime Mile from Titanic Belfast’s 10th Anniversary, Belfast Harbour’s 175th, St Joseph’s 150th and Lagan Search and Rescue’s 10th Anniversary plus a few more!

Walk, cycle and even dance the Maritime Mile whilst learning about and discovering Belfast’s vibrant quayside and heritage! #CelebrateMaritimeMile

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Maritime Milestones!
Last Updated: 7th April 2022

Maritime Milestones!

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Sundays on the Maritime Mile!

Make sure to stop by the Maritime Mile every Sunday to experience the best local musical talent popping up at SoundYard and other locations along the Mile!

From some of NI’s finest artists, including opera, singer-songwriters, jazz, trad, folk, indie and electronic, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Keep an eye here and on social media for locations and weekly performances.

Programme

NI Opera presents La Traviata
21 AUG 2022, 12.00PM - 1.00PM

NI Opera presents La Traviata

Gerry Norman
21 AUG 2022, 3.00PM - 4.00PM

Gerry Norman

Blue Grass with the Broken String Band
21 AUG 2022, 3.30PM - 5.00PM

Blue Grass with the Broken String Band

NI Opera
28 AUG 2022, 12.00PM - 1.00PM

NI Opera

Laytha
28 AUG 2022, 2.00PM - 3.00PM

Laytha

Matt McGinn with Matt Curran
28 AUG 2022, 4.00PM - 5.00PM

Matt McGinn with Matt Curran

NI Concert Band
28 AUG 2022, 3.00PM - 4.00PM

NI Concert Band

Maritime Milestones Treasure Trail

Take part in our Maritime Milestones Treasure Trail and explore the most interesting parts of Belfast’s iconic waterfront!

The free self-guided trail starts at City Quays, bringing you past the AC Hotel Belfast towards the Big Fish. Cross over the Lagan Weir Footbridge and along the waterfront towards Titanic Belfast.  Keep walking and you will see the Great Light and HMS Caroline, with the final stop at Titanic’s Dock & Pump-House.

Download a map and make your way to each of the 20 stops, uncovering exciting questions and facts about the Maritime Mile.

Don’t forget to complete the online quiz to get your very own personalised certificate and be in with the chance to win some exciting prizes!

Titanic Foundation 8th Aug JC50

City Quays Gallery

BLASCHKA: CREATURES OF THE SEA by Guido Mocafico is now on display on the Maritime Mile!

Belfast Harbour has partnered with Belfast Photo Festival to create a free outdoor gallery on Belfast’s waterfront, which over a period of six months will showcase the work of two international photographic artists.

Each artist’s work will be exhibited for three months, beginning at Easter, with the ‘Wildermann’ exhibition by French portrait photographer Charles Fréger, followed by Italian still life photographer, Guido Mocafico from June.

The exhibition is one of a number of community initiatives scheduled during 2022, to mark Belfast Harbour’s celebrations of the 175th Anniversary of Belfast Harbour Commissioners.

📸Belfast Photo Festival

Enjoy a Waterfront Walk

Clock up to 10,000 heritage steps along the Maritime Mile by walking in the footprints of the former H&W shipyard workers. Everywhere you look there are things that make your walk that bit more special: the historic Clarendon Docks, the public art, the Glass of Thrones trail, the Great Light, the Big Fish and the Belfast Buoys. Flexible distances, loads of space, amazing views and wonderful places to pause and contemplate nature – what more could you want?

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Ride the Mile!

Cycling is a fantastic way to explore the Maritime Mile, as the National Cycle Network links the Comber Greenway to Titanic Quarter. If you don’t have a bike, why not hire a Belfast Bike? There are a number of docking stations located along the Maritime Mile including Donegall Quay, Corporation Square, SSE Arena Belfast, Belfast Met, Catalyst Inc and Eastside Visitor Centre.

Maritime Mile Illuminations

Discover the Maritime Mile by night as key attractions illuminate Belfast’s waterfront.

The attractions are lit every evening however, on the following days SoundYard and The Great Light will change colours to mark key international dates.

  • Queens Jubilee
  • World Oceans Day
  • 150th Anniversary of St Joseph’s Church
  • 175th Anniversary of Belfast Harbour Commissioners
  • World Lighthouse Day
  • Belfast Pride
  • World Maritime Day
  • World Mental Health Day
  • Halloween
  • Remembrance Day
  • Christmas

Join in the Celebrations!

Upcoming Events and Tours on the Mile

The Belfast International Tattoo
02 SEP 2022, 7.30PM - 10.00PM

The Belfast International Tattoo

The Belfast International Tattoo
03 SEP 2022, 2.00PM - 4.00PM

The Belfast International Tattoo

Professor Brian Cox Horizons World Tour Live
08 SEP 2022, 8.00PM - 10.00PM

Professor Brian Cox Horizons World Tour Live

Foy Vance
09 SEP 2022, 8.00PM - 10.00PM

Foy Vance

Snoop Dogg “I Wanna Thank Me” Tour
16 SEP 2022, 6.30PM - 10.00PM

Snoop Dogg “I Wanna Thank Me” Tour

Andrea Bocelli
22 SEP 2022, 8.00PM - 10.00PM

Andrea Bocelli

Belfast Girls
23 SEP 2022, 8.00PM - 10.00PM

Belfast Girls

George Ezra
28 SEP 2022, 8.00PM - 11.00PM

George Ezra

Paddy Raff: Look Who’s Raffing
30 SEP 2022, 8.00PM - 10.00PM

Paddy Raff: Look Who’s Raffing

LUSH! Classical
08 OCT 2022, 7.30PM - 10.00PM

LUSH! Classical

Joanne McNally : The Prosecco Express
14 OCT 2022, 8.00PM - 10.00PM

Joanne McNally : The Prosecco Express

Colin Geddis: ARMAGEDDIS
28 OCT 2022, 8.00PM - 11.00PM

Colin Geddis: ARMAGEDDIS

Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Live Show
04 NOV 2022, 8.00PM - 10.00PM

Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Live Show

Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Live Show
05 NOV 2022, 2.00PM - 4.00PM

Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Live Show

Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Live Show
05 NOV 2022, 8.00PM - 10.00PM

Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Live Show

W5’s Bright Sparks Summer Camp
RUNNING ON SELECTED WEEKS THROUGHOUT JULY & AUGUST

W5’s Bright Sparks Summer Camp

Disney On Ice: Dream Big
18 NOV 2022, 3.30PM - 5.30PM

Disney On Ice: Dream Big

Disney On Ice: Dream Big
18 NOV 2022, 7.30PM - 9.30PM

Disney On Ice: Dream Big

Disney On Ice: Dream Big
19 NOV 2022, 1.30PM - 3.30PM

Disney On Ice: Dream Big

Disney On Ice: Dream Big
19 NOV 2022, 6.30PM - 8.30PM

Disney On Ice: Dream Big

Disney On Ice: Dream Big
20 NOV 2022, 10.00AM - 12.00PM

Disney On Ice: Dream Big

Rod Stewart
20 DEC 2022, 8.00PM - 11.00PM

Rod Stewart

ARRIVAL From Sweden with the Ulster Orchestra
07 JAN 2023, 7.30PM - 10.30PM

ARRIVAL From Sweden with the Ulster Orchestra

Neil Delamere: Delamerium
17 FEB 2023, 8.00PM - 11.00PM

Neil Delamere: Delamerium

Local Eateries

During your visit, why not try out one of the delicious local eateries along the Maritime Mile, from cosy coffee spots to Belfast’s largest outdoor restaurant – there’s something for everyone.

Eat and Drink

Eat and Drink

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