It's very common for people to fly away for a weekend break during Autumn, so now it is possible why not consider Belfast one of these places to go? Below you will find what you could get up to in Belfast during Autumn, especially if you are staying in one of our Serviced Apartments across the city.
Annual Autumn Fair
Autumn arrives in the city with the return of the annual Autumn Fair at the Botanic Gardens. On Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September, Belfast's magnificent Botanic Gardens will host the return of the Autumn Fair, which will feature fun-filled activities for all ages.
From 12.30 pm to 6 pm each day, enjoy a weekend of flowers, food, and free family fun at the seasonal favourite. Visit one of Northern Ireland's most extraordinary flower exhibits and be astounded by the award-winning blossoms, massive harvest veggies, and many more wonders on display from community gardens, local allotments, greenhouses, and beehives around the city. Browse the park's many booths providing hot meals, sweet snacks, fresh fruit and preserves, plants, handmade crafts, and more.
Over the weekend, some wonderful local musicians and singers will play a combination of modern and old-time favourites to keep your toes tapping, and the Grand Finale Band Concert will take place on Sunday (2 pm-5 pm), bringing the famous 'Music in the Parks' season to a close.
The Autumn Fair Trail is a new addition to this year's festival. Enjoy learning more about Botanic Gardens while exploring new locations off the main path, solving puzzles, and meeting some intriguing individuals along the way.
Younger visitors will be spoiled for choice with all of the fair's attractions, including carnival games, safari train rides, workshops, mini explorers sensory play, and crazy golf, as well as incredible magic performances, fascinating street performers, and fall arts and crafts.
Culture Night Belfast Presents the Garden City
Belfast: 17 – 19 September
This event will convert sites such as Cathedral Gardens and Writers' Square into colourful, nature-inspired spaces, creating the sense of a garden in the middle of the city in a new Covid-safe style.
NI Vegan Festival
Belfast: 18 September
In Northern Ireland's largest rooftop venue, CityScape Belfast, perched atop Belfast's renowned CastleCourt retail complex, this event will feature a vegan market, culinary demos, a food garden, children's entertainment, and simply fantastic vegan food. Whether you're just getting started in the realm of plant-based eating or you've been doing it for a while, this festival will be held in the spirit of full inclusion for everyone.
Snow Water Festival
County Down: 18 – 19 September
This two-day event will include around 35 of Northern Ireland's top musicians, emphasising singer-songwriters and bands whose worldwide tours have been cancelled due to the pandemic. It will take place at the Ulster Folk Museum in Cultra. Several unique collaborations and 'in the round' concerts featuring famous musicians who have never played together before will also occur throughout the festival. Meanwhile, cinema enthusiasts will be catered to, as the NI Screen Archive will be playing films all day. This will be a one-of-a-kind, family-friendly event, including tours of the Folk Museum led by knowledgeable experts, craft demonstrations, and story-telling.
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