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Titanic Maritime Festival set to banish boredom this Bank Holiday weekend

Lord Mayor Councillor Arder Carson and ‘Captain Jack Sparrow’ get ready to welcome visitors to the Titanic Maritime Festival over the Bank Holiday Weekend 28-30 May at Titanic Quarter.

Lord Mayor Councillor Arder Carson and ‘Captain Jack Sparrow’ get ready to welcome visitors to the Titanic Maritime Festival over the Bank Holiday Weekend 28-30 May at Titanic Quarter.

Lord Mayor Councillor Arder Carson and ‘Captain Jack Sparrow’ get ready to welcome visitors to the Titanic Maritime Festival over the Bank Holiday Weekend 28-30 May at Titanic Quarter.

There’ll be a dramatic reduction in cries of “I’m bored!” this Bank Holiday weekend (28 – 30 May), thanks to the return of the Titanic Maritime Festival.

Organisers Belfast City Council are teaming up with Q Radio and Translink to make sure that Titanic Quarter will be awash with maritime themed free family entertainment, food, live music, flyboarding displays, tours and swashbuckling activities galore from 11am-6pm on each of the three days.

There’ll be opportunities to climb aboard magnificent Tall Ships the Morgenster, Phoenix, Earl of Pembroke and Kaskelot.  And visitors can experience taking to the water in a canoe, on a bellboat, or for the more daring, a cable wakeboard!

Other festival highlights include the BIG Titanic Pop up Picnic, IFA Soccer Village, the Dock Market at the Arc, face painting, a climbing wall and the opportunity to talk to Navy, RAF and Army career advisors at the Armed Forces Jobs and Trades Fair at Titanic Slipways.  The Q Radio Roadshow will broadcast live alongside the Maritime Market at Queen’s Quay with live music, competitions, loads of giveaways and fun for all the family.

There’ll even be a city beach complete with deck chairs, so you can get your toes sandy whilst enjoying an ice cream!

Belfast Lord Mayor, Arder Carson said: “I’m really looking forward to seeing people of all ages enjoying this wonderful festival at Titanic Quarter over this Bank Holiday weekend. It’s a great opportunity for us to celebrate our rich maritime history, to try something different – and to be entertained. Hopefully it takes a bit of pressure off parents trying to keep their kids occupied while they’re off school too!”

A free Maritime Festival shuttle bus, operated by Translink, running between the City Centre, and Queen’s Quay during festival opening hours will make it easy for visitors to get about and enjoy all of the festival entertainment. Visitors can also hop on and hop off the Wee Tram for free, on Queen’s Road, to take them down to all the activities in Titanic Quarter.

For more information on the event, visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/maritime. And for general visitor enquiries, call Visit Belfast on 028 9024 6609.

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