As the city gets set for summer, Belfast is playing host to some magnificent ships that have ...
As the city gets set for summer, Belfast is playing host to some magnificent ships that have sailed the high seas at the Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival, 25-27 May. The festival will celebrate the city's unique maritime heritage alongside Titanic activities that will include tours, talks, exhibitions and drama as well as family friendly entertainment and music throughout the three days.
Ships on display include Pelican of London and the Gulden Leeuw, which docks in Belfast for the first time. In addition to this, there are lots of family friendly fun events and activities taking place including a Maritime Treasure Trail, Face Painting, Balloon Modelling, a Photographic exhibition, Fun Workshops, Laserquest, Kids Games Zone, Pirate Island Dancing, Caricaturist, Street Theatre shows, Street Theatre Walkabout Characters, a Giant Inflatable Whale with Pirate Storytelling, Titanic Talks, Come and Try Water Activities and Pirate Re-Enactments.
Due to high winds the vessels involved in the pirate re-enactments will be delayed enroute to Belfast; the displays will not take place on Saturday and ships will endeavour to dock on Sunday.
Dockers Daydream - This walking tour leave the Belfast Barge, taking you on a journey of the maritime history of the city, finishing at The Dockers Club, Pilot Street.
Monday 27 May, 1pm (duration 2 hours). Tickets are free and available from the Belfast Welcome Centre on 028 9024 6609.
Titanic Walking Tours - Explore the birthplace of a legend and walk in the footsteps of Titanic's builders. The tour departs from Titanic Belfast.
Saturday 25, Sunday 26 and Monday 27 May, 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Tickets are free and available from the Belfast Welcome Centre on 028 9024 6609.
Lets Pretend on The Barge - Maritime themed workshops for children aged 5-12, including crafts, performance, music and games.
Monday 27 May, 10am and 1pm (duration 2 hours). Tickets are free and available from the Belfast Welcome Centre on 028 9024 6609. Children must be accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket.
The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival is open during the following times:Saturday 25 May, 11am - 7pm
Sunday 26 May, 11am - 7pm
Monday 27 May, 10am - 6pm
Shuttlebus Service - A free maritime shuttlebus will operate during the festival. Departing from Chichester Street, the bus will operate directly to Queen's Quay. A return service will leave from Station Street, droping off at St.George's Market (Sat&Sun) and the Continental Market at Belfast City Hall.
Parking - Public paid car parks are available as normal at The Odyssey, Titanic Belfast and Titanic Quarter. Belfast City Council encourage visitors to utilise the free shuttlebus service. If parking at the The Odyssey, please note that an event is taking place on Saturday 25 May, in the evening and it is anticipated that the Odyssey car park will be very busy at all times. Belfast City Council would recommend that visitors to the festival use public transport or alternative car parks within the area.
For the full terms and conditions and further information: www.belfastcity.gov.uk/events