Top events this weekend in BelfastLooking for something to do this weekend in Belfast? View our top suggestions below.
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European Pipe Band Championships 2012Date and time: Saturday 28 July, 10am - 6pm
Venue: Civil Service Sports Grounds at Stormont
Enjoy pipe bands, children's activities, highland dancing, food and drink on Saturday 28 July. Find out more about the European Pipe Band Championships 2012
London 2012 Olympic Games coverage - freeDate and time: 27 July 2012 - 12 August, daily coverage
Venue: Belfast City Hall big screen
Watch all the sporting action on the Big Screen at Belfast City Hall. There will be daily coverage of the Olympics on the big screen until 10pm or 11pm. Find out more about City Hall big screen events
Summer Fun DaysDate and time: Sunday 29 July, 2pm - 4.30pm
We're holding Fun Days in various parks throughout Belfast in July, providing free activities and entertainment for children aged five to 12. For more details, call us on 028 9091 8768. Find out more about our Summer Fun Days
Drawing Workshop - Landscapes with Clinton KirkpatrickDate and time: Saturday 28 July, 11am
Venue: Belfast Waterfront
Explore the different methods of drawing a landscape and learn about different drawing techniques and media. Bring your own photograph to add that personal touch to a familiar place or choose from a selection of images on the day. For ages 18 years and over. Lunch provided. For more information, visit www.waterfront.co.uk
St George's MarketDate and time: Every Friday (6am - 2pm), Saturday (9am - 3pm) and Sunday (10am - 4pm)
Venue: St George's Market
The award-winning market offers a huge range of food, craft products, antiques, books and clothes. Find out more about St George's Market
Honk!Date and time: Thursday 26 - Sunday 29 July, 7.30pm (3pm on Saturday and 2pm on Sunday)
Venue: Grand Opera House
Based on Hans Christian Andersen's well-known tale, this musical comedy tells the story of an odd looking baby duck, Ugly, and his quest to find his mother. Performed by a cast of young people aged 10 - 18, Honk! is a family-friendly show suitable for all ages.For more information visit www.goh.co.uk
Parkrun - freeDate and time: Every Saturday, 9am or 9.30am
Venue: Falls Park, Waterworks, Victoria Park and Queen's Dub Playing Fields
Parkrun is a free 5km (three miles) timed walk, jog or run, open to all ages and abilities. Find out more about Parkrun
Music in the Parks - freeDate and time: Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July
Venue: Parks across Belfast
Music in the Parks programme features a range of musical styles, including jazz, blues and classical, and all performances are free to attend. Find out which bands playing this weekend
Skate OdysseyDate and time: 23 July - 5 August, 10am - 9.30pm
Venue: Odyssey Arena
This summer it's your chance to skate at the home of the Elite League Champions, the Belfast Giants as the Odyssey Areana opens its doors to public ice skating. For more information, visit www.odysseyarena.com
Festival of Fools - Sunday TreatsDate and time: Every Sunday in July and August, 1pm - 4pm
Venue: Cathedral Quarter
Each Sunday in July and August you can enjoy some of the finest and funniest street theatre around, all on your doorstep. For a full list of performances, visit www.foolsfestival.com
- Parks - We manage a wide variety of parks, sports pitches, playing fields, open spaces and playgrounds in Belfast. Take a stroll round our parks using our walking routes
- Bridges Urban Sports Park - The park provides facilities for skateboarding, in-line skating, Parkour and BMXing. Entry is free.
- Belfast Zoo - The Zoo is home to more than 1,000 animals and 150 species. Take the kids along for a great day out!
- Leisure centres - We own 10 leisure centres in Belfast. Why not book a badminton court, head to the gym or take the kids swimming?
- Tours - Find out a bit more about Belfast with a tour of the city. Tours cover everything from music and literature, to food and the Titanic.
- Art galleries - Belfast has a wide range of art galleries and public art.