The event will bring the city’s maritime and industrial history to life and feature exciting seafaring activities stretching across Sailortown, City Quays and Donegall Quay, to Queen’s Quay and Titanic Quarter.
There'll also be live music and dance, nautical themed street performers, playful art and heritage installations, dance picnics for children, walking tours, a treasure trail, pop-up market, illuminations and lots more across the daytime and into the evening.
Translink will be providing Metro and Ulsterbus services to the city centre with the closest bus depot, Laganside Bus Centre, only a few minutes' walk from City Quays. You can also hop on the 2F bus at Wellington Place for a short bus journey to Pilot St in the heart of City Quays.
The Glider service will be offering direct services between the east and west of the city with the G2 route linking into Titanic Quarter during the festival with stops at Queens Quay and Queens Road.
The nearest train stations are Yorkgate Station or Titanic Quarter Halt - both within walking distance to event sites. Find out more about Translink’s train and bus services including timetables at www.translink.co.uk.
There is no dedicated car parking for the event but nearby city centre car parks include Corporation Street, Corporation Square and Belfast City Quays Multi-storey car park.
The turning circle at the front of the Odyssey Pavilion will remain traffic-free during the event. Local taxi companies will be making alternative pick-up and drop-off arrangements for customers.
For more event information and to book activities, click www.belfastcity.gov.uk/Events/Maritime-Weekender and https://maritime-mile.com/belfast-maritime-weekender/.
The Belfast Maritime Weekender marks the start of Belfast City Council’s Belfast Music programme, with gigs and performances lined up until December. Aside from buskers and live music across the Maritime Mile, a number of special performances will be happening in some unusual venues including Mindfulness Sound Bath sessions in St Joseph’s Church, an open mic night in the American Bar and a cabaret in the Drawing Office at the Titanic Hotel.