Things to do in Belfast this Bank Holiday weekend, May 24-27

The good weather was fun while it lasted but we are still holding out hope that the sun will rear its head once again.

It is hard to believe we are at the end of May and summer is right around the corner.

If you are planning to head to Belfast this Bank Holiday weekend, you may be wondering what is happening across the city to make the most of the long weekend.

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Here's what is happening in Belfast this weekend, May 24-17:

Spring Continental Market - Belfast City Hall

Spring Continental Market at Belfast City Hall -Credit:Justin Kernoghan/ Belfast Live
Spring Continental Market at Belfast City Hall -Credit:Justin Kernoghan/ Belfast Live

May 24-27

The annual Continental Market is back to bring a taste of the world to Belfast.

Market Place Europe, which operates the Belfast Christmas Market, will be putting on a five-day event on the grounds of Belfast City Hall with something for everyone.

This year’s market brings together over 70 traders, offering food enthusiasts, families, and everyday explorers the very best international cuisine, artisanal products, and handmade goods.

BingoLoco presents Jukebox Jam - Limelight

May 24

Bingo Loco has taken the world by storm with sold-out shows in 200 locations around the globe.

Flipping the traditional game of bingo on its head, its a 3-hour-long interactive stage show complete with dance-offs, rave rounds, lip sync battles, throwback anthems, confetti showers, and prizes ranging from international holidays to cars, air fryers, lawnmowers, and so much more.

Bingo Loco is not an event; it is a show with the mentality of a theatre performance & the energy of a festival, completely suited for somebody who’s looking for a unique night out in their city or even the best work party on the planet.

Concert 4 Little Stars - Custom House Square

May 24

Concert 4 Little Stars is taking place at Custom House Square on May 24 with amazing acts such as Boyzlife featuring Westlife and Boyzone singer Brian McFadden Keith Duffy performing all of their biggest hits.

Money raised will be donated to the Northern Ireland Children's Hospice who provide specialist palliative care to children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and also supports their families.

One Night of Elvis - Ulster Hall

May 24

Lee Memphis King, Europe’s most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist is coming to the Ulster Hall, Belfast on 24 May 2024!

There are Elvis tributes..... and then there’s Lee Memphis King who recreates the essence of the King with consummate ease and an almost unbelievable combination of stunningly accurate vocals and incredible passion in every performance.

Over the last 10 years as Lee has toured his ‘One Night of Elvis’ he has picked up numerous accolades and has headlined and sold out some of the most prestigious venues across the UK and beyond. In August 2016 he completed a sell out concert tour of Israel, performing to over 8000 fans.

The Wizard of Oz - Grand Opera House

May 24-26

Direct from The London Palladium, the sensational new production of one of the world’s most beloved musicals comes to Grand Opera House.

Starring Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood as The Wicked Witch Of The West, this spectacular production will be truly magical for all the family.

Featuring the iconic original score from the Oscar-winning MGM film including Over The Rainbow, Follow The Yellow Brick Road and We’re Off To See The Wizard with additional songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.

Join Dorothy, Toto, and friends on an unforgettable adventure down the yellow brick road to the merry old land of Oz.

Brett Young - Live at Botanic Garden

May 24-25

Brett Young has captured the hearts of fans everywhere through his honest lyrics and West Coast-meets-Southern sound, aptly dubbed "Caliville" style

Making his first ever appearance in Belfast, Brett Young's first Show at Live at Botanic Gardens on Friday 24 May sold out.

Due to the phenomenal demand, the country singer has confirmed he will now extend his European Tour by an extra day to play another Show in Belfast on Saturday 25 May.

Fun day and football tournament - Marrowbone Millennium Park

May 25

A fun day and football tournament event is taking place at Marrowbone Millennium Park on Saturday (25 May) in support of one of the Lord Mayor’s charities this year - TAMHI.

The event from 1pm-4pm will feature free activities for all the family including arts and crafts, bouncy castles and street entertainers.

TAMHI (Tackling Awareness of Mental Health Issues) in north Belfast is one of the Lord Mayor’s chosen charities this year. The charity uses sport to raise awareness of mental health and promote positive mental fitness.

Dionne Warwick - Ulster Hall

May 26

One of the most recognisable and successful female voices of our time, Dionne Warwick is putting on a show at the Ulster Hall, Belfast on 26 May 2024!

Join Dionne while she guides you through a remarkable life story from her humble beginnings as a gospel singer in New Jersey to superstardom and one of the most recognisable and successful female voices of our time.

The evening will feature a live performance of many hits and a salute to her unimpeachable music catalogue.

Van Morrison - Live at Botanic Gardens

The classic Judy Garland movie was released in 1939 -Credit:Getty
The classic Judy Garland movie was released in 1939 -Credit:Getty

May 26

The second act to perform at Live at the Botanic Gardens this summer, Van the Man is back in his hometown for an unmissable show.

A Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, author, poet and multi-instrumentalist, Van Morrison is widely considered one of the most influential artists in the history of music. He has multiple albums that are ranked as the greatest in the entire rock and roll canon.

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