Belfast City Guide - Summer 2016


There's always something happening at the hotel throughout the year, so come along and see what's on.

Hillsborough International Oyster Festival
30 August - 4 September
The 24th festival returns with another packed programme of food, fun and festivities including the famous World Oyster Eating Championship.

Culture Night
16th September
The biggest evening in Belfast’s cultural calendar returns to transform the spaces and places of the city centre and beyond on Friday 16 September with a packed programme of events including tasters, tours, talks, trails, demonstrations, activities and gigs.
All Culture Night events are free. Most events will take place between 1pm - 10pm. For more information, visit 

2016 Belfast Tattoo at SSE Arena
1st- 3rd September
The 2016 Belfast Tattoo will have a packed line-up of over 600 international, as well as local, performers. It's sure to be a spectacular event, with the unforgettable sights and sounds of the Grand Finale of the Massed Pipes and Drums. If you enjoy the spectacle and playing of bagpipes, drums, brass, flute and accordion bands, precision marching, the style and grace of Highland and Irish dancers as well as exciting displays from European performers, this is an event not to be missed!

BBC Good Food Show NI - Belfast Waterfront
14th- 16th October
With a strong focus on regional producers, visitors to the show will be able to delve into the wealth of fantastic produce that Northern Ireland has to offer. The Food NI Pavilion gives visitors the opportunity to discover, taste and buy from these producers first hand. This area of the show is a must-visit spot for any food fan wanting to improve their knowledge of the Northern Irish food scene.

Christmas Continental Market - Belfast City Hall
19th November- 22nd December
Enjoy the festive buzz as Belfast City Hall hosts the return of the Continental Market for 2016. As well as enjoying many stalls selling their wares from around Europe, you can enjoy all the culinary delights including Spanish Paella, giant Bratwurst, French tarts and Belgian chocolates washed down with a stein of German beer from the much- visited beer tent.



The Ramada Encore is situated in the heart of Belfast City Centre making it the perfect place to stay if you’re attending an event at the SSE Arena. Visit the website for more information on the upcoming events / shows.

belfast sightseeing tours

While you’re visiting why not take part in some of Belfast's most iconic attractions! Purchase your tickets from our reception and discover what Belfast is really all about! More information here.


Friday - Sunday
Spend time exploring one of Belfast's oldest attractions. From Friday to Sunday you can enjoy the freshest local produce, in one of the most popular spots of the city.  Ask about the free transport from the city centre to the market! More information here.


Enjoy a wee toast on a unique cycle tour through the streets of Belfast. Travel in style and experience the Belfast landmarks in a completely different way. Raise a toast with your companions as you travel. Cycle to our locals for a pint and experience our world famous pubs. More information here.


At Encore Belfast, we can arrange a Burlesque party where we show  you how to Burlesque!! Includes demonstration by professional dancer, long gloves, feather boa and a welcome drink Prices start from £25 per person with a DVD of the party for the organiser.  With dinner and overnight packages available, Burlesque parties are great for hen parties too. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.