European Heritage Open Days Sat 8 & Sun 9 Sept www.facebook.com/ehodni
Historical buildings across NI, including many not normally accessible to the public, open free during this hugely popular annual event.
Sat 15 & Sun 16 Sept www.belfastcity.gov.uk/events
Flowers, food and family entertainment star in this annual celebration of our bountiful land, all set in South Belfast's beautiful Botanic Gardens.
Culture Night Belfast Fri 21 Sept www.culturenightbelfast.com
The Cathedral Quarter will be crammed with culture vultures of all ages in search of the extraordinary in this, our favourite free night of the year. Music, dance, exhibitions and tours encompass just some of the hundreds of events taking place in and around the area.
29th Cinemagic Film and Television Festival
Tue 2 - Sun 28 Oct www.cinemagic.org.uk
A globally acclaimed film programme for 4-25 year olds showcasing the best of world cinema and featuring the World premiere of Cinemagic's second feature, Grace and Goliath.
Hallowe'en at Crumlin Road Gaol
Fri 12 - Wed 31 Oct www.crumlinroadgaol.com
Prepare to be scared at the Crum this Hallowe'en with nail-biting Jail of Horror tours and scary Paranormal Ghost Hunts. Not for young children or the faint-hearted. You have been warned... Booking essential.
Halloween Monster Mash & Fireworks Display
Wed 31 Oct www.belfastcity.gov.uk/events
This annual spookfest illuminates Titanic Slipways from 18:00 - 20:00 with entertainment, music and family fun culminating in Belfast's largest fireworks display.
CS Lewis Festival
Sat 3 - Wed 7 Nov www.visiteastside.com
Celebrating the legacy of the East Belfast-born writer through themes of storytelling, imagination and spirituality with events including talks, tours, exhibitions, theatre, poetry and film.
Outburst Queer Arts Festival
Thu 8 - Sat 17 Nov www.outburstarts.com
Belfast's annual queer art festival encompasses theatre, film, music, literature, visual art and debate from both local and international LGBT artists and performers.
Belfast Christmas Light Switch On
Sat 17 Nov
Mini shows and traditional carols herald the city's Christmas illuminations from 18:30 - 19:15 in front of Belfast City Hall. Book then download your free tickets (max 4pp) on Mon 5 Nov from 09:00 at visitbelfast.com.