We love to be involved with the local NI community and we try to promote local events and things to do close by to On The Square Emporium . If you are a local company and would like to be included in our upcoming blogs , send me an email to christopher@onthesquareemporium.com.

Belfast Pride Festival 2022 – 22nd July – 31st July – Belfast

The Belfast Pride Festival is one of the biggest festivals in Belfast and runs over 135 events across 10 days in a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community.

Belfast Whiskey Week – 22nd July – 30th July – Belfast

The 4th Belfast Whiskey Week, Ireland’s largest Whiskey Festival, returns Friday 22 July – Saturday 30 July. Featuring over 100+ events, spanning 9 days in partnership with 14 venues city wide and delivering sessions with over 40 brands and distilleries.

Belfast TradFest – 23rd – 29th July – Belfast

Belfast will be awash with the very best of traditional music, song and dance during Belfast TradFest, with world-class concerts, masterclasses, talks, CD launches & sessions

Meteorite Exhibition – 26th July – 14th September – Belfast

Ever wanted to get up close with some of the most distant regions of our solar system?

A new exhibition at the Ulster Museum will give you that chance – by displaying some of the most extraordinary meteorites ever to have fallen to Earth.

You will see pieces of the Moon and Mars, a chunk of the oldest volcanic rock yet discovered in the Solar System, and a slice of one of the strangest meteorites of all from a planet that once existed in the outer reaches of the solar system.

Creative Peninsula, Northern Ireland’s largest celebration of Art and Craft – 28th July – 14th August 2022 – Ards and North Down

Taking place from Thursday 28 July until Sunday 14 August 2022, the festival, organised by Ards and North Down Borough Council, offers opportunities for people of all ages and levels of experience to see, learn about and even ‘try their hand’ at a host of different art and craft forms practiced in the local area.

George Best House Tour – 29th July – 30th September – Belfast 

Step inside the family home of superstar George Best, as it would’ve been before George left to follow his dreams.

LUX Jewellery by You – 3rd August – Holywood

This “LUX Jewellery by You” (Luxury workshop) is a beginners jewellery making experience. This experience combines jewellery making with the warmest of North Down welcomes. Come, enjoy the craic and hammer off some of the frustration of being stuck indoors for so long.

Portaferry Sails and Sounds Festival 2022 – 4th – 7th August – Portaferry

A 4 day festival showcasing on the water a fabulous display of boats all classes with special category of the Ruffian Boats, sea kayaking and paddle boarding competitive racing along with land & water activities for all the family to enjoy.

Féile an Phobail 2022 – 4th – 14th August – Belfast 

Ireland’s biggest Arts Festival is back with its biggest and best line-up yet, with a series of massive outdoor concerts.

From music, sport and lively debates  – the festival looks set to offer plenty for everyone to enjoy.

Art in the Garden – Experience Ards and North Down 2022 – 6th August – Helens Bay

A watercolour workshop under the guidance of professional Artist, John Cooney in the Walled Garden at Helen’s Bay

The 60th Anniversary of the “MG” MGB – 14th August – Holywood

Join the MG Owners Club aat the Ulster Folk Museum to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the MGB

Scott’s Jazz Club – Friday’s from 9pm – Ballyhackamore Club 

A world class jazz club in a relaxed and informal dedicated concert setting. The cheapest pint in town, and a preshow Indian meal for £10!

Urban Market – 20th August – C.S. Lewis Square

Urban Market at C.S. Lewis Square hosts the best of NI makers and creators! Handmade food, craft & lifestyle stalls 3rd Sat of the month.