One of the biggest festive events in Belfast is making a return to the city for a limited Spring Continental Market this June.
Perhaps one of the most anticipated events in Belfast’s festive calendar, the Continental Market attracts visitors from all across Northern Ireland and further afield.
To ease the wait until next winter, Market Place Europe, the organisers behind the Continental Market, has scheduled a limited Spring Market to take over the grounds of the City Hall.
As vendors open for business, the Continental Market is set to see visitors from all across Ireland as it returns to Belfast today.
What to expect – food, craft, entertainment, and more
Before making its return to Belfast, the Spring Continental Market toured various destinations across Northern Ireland. Throughout May, the market stopped off in Enniskillen, Cookstown, and Newtownards.
Now, the Spring Continental Market returns to Belfast today, where it will remain from 1 to 5 June. Thus, hoping to attract tourists to the city over the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend.
Visitors to the market can expect to enjoy everything from delicious food to local crafts and more. Festive favourites, such as churros, Dutch pancakes, and Bratwurst sausages will be available to buy.
Continental Market returns to Belfast today – basically a European holiday
If you’re dreaming of hopping on a plane to Europe, the Spring Continental Market will be the next best thing.
All the sights, sounds, and smells of iconic European cities will be there. So, you can travel from Paris to Berlin, Rome to Athens, all within the grounds of City Hall.
Tweeting on Monday, ahead of the market’s return, Belfast City Council said; “City Hall grounds are closed today and tomorrow, ahead of the Spring Continental Market which opens this Wednesday 1 June.
“Call in over the extended bank holiday weekend and enjoy international food, drinks, and crafts from 50+ traders.”
Opening times and useful information – know before you go
The Spring Continental Market returns to Belfast today and will remain at City Hall from 1 to 5 June. The market will be open from 10 am to 10 pm on Monday to Saturday and from 12 pm to 6 pm on Sunday.
The market is free to enter, and tickets are not required. However, the market is expected to be busy over the Bank Holiday weekend, so bear this in mind when visiting.
Taking to social media, a spokesperson for Market Place Europe said; “As our tour of Northern Ireland edges closer, our final stop is Belfast.
“In tandem with the Queen Platinum Jubilee Celebrations, we bring our International Market to the grounds of Belfast City Hall once again, full of our fantastic International Traders.”
The only question now is, which stall are you heading to first?
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