Here are ten exciting things to do 6 – 12 March 2023
1 – 31 March.
It’s time for a celebration of the arts. A month-long mix of entertainment, music, drama, exhibitions and workshops will shine a light on Mid Ulster’s arts scene for the very first time. The Mid Ulster Arts Festival will include renowned acts from across the district such as Blackwater Ceili Band as well as featuring the Ulster Orchestra.
3 – 12 March.
Belfast Children’s Festival is not just for the young, but also the young at heart with local, national and international performances and events to entertain, surprise and delight.
Embark on a journey of discovery across 10 distilleries and spirit-led experiences throughout Northern Ireland. Here you will learn about the distilling process and hear stories from the pioneering legends who put their heart and soul into every bottle they make.
8 March (more dates available).
Join a unique experience as you get in touch with your inner yogi in a beginner-friendly 60 minutes yoga session in the depths of the Marble Arch Caves.
11 – 19 March.
Armagh's Home of St Patrick's Festival returns with an exciting programme of music, art, theatre, film and dance. This is a chance to reflect on the legacy of St Patrick and have fun celebrating his influence on history and culture.
11 March (more dates available).
A combined vegan food and walking tour of Belfast City Centre, for vegans, vegetarians and those who want to taste a growing food movement. Meet your guide and allow them to fascinate you with stories of Belfast’s people, industry, inventors and hidden rivers one bite at a time.
The North County Down Hunt hosts three point-to-points during the season, an autumn fixture and two spring fixtures. Point-to-points are horse racing in its purist form and you will often hear it described as the grassroots of horse racing. Kirkistown point-to-point is the perfect day out for all the family in the countryside and where you will get to witness the future stars of the racing industry make their introduction into competitive racing.
8. The Gobbins, Islandmagee, County Antrim, visit website for dates and times.
Experience a thrilling world, where bridges will carry you over crashing waves to sunken caves and sheer cliff faces. This extraordinary place is only accessible on a guided tour. Secure your place by booking online today.
A visit to Montalto Estate is the perfect way to reconnect with nature, in a natural, historical, and truly relaxing setting.
The weekly public trail lasts around 2 ½ hours and runs every Saturday in Belfast’s vibrant and centrally located Cathedral Quarter. Starting off at the Second Fiddle and finishing up in a private room in one of Belfast’s oldest buildings, McHugh’s. There’ll be plenty of music and fun in store and you might just want to bring your dancing shoes.
Booking is essential for most activities. Book in advance to avoid disappointment. Subject to availability.
For more information on what’s on or to plan a short break in Northern Ireland, visit https://discovernorthernireland.com/