Enjoy FREE family-fun events in Lisburn City Centre this Summer!

Welcome to Summer in Lisburn City Centre! We've put together a fantastic itinerary of exciting, free events for the whole family to enjoy. From lively performances to engaging activities, there's something for everyone to experience and make the most of the sunny season. Check out the below and mark your calendars!

Summer Tea Dances

Friday 19th July 2024, 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Friday 30th August 2024, 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Step back in time and enjoy the charm of our Summer Tea Dances hosted in Market Square. 

These dances are a perfect way to spend a leisurely afternoon. Dance to the lively tunes of Housty, our fabulous local band, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on selected dates.

Each event promises old-fashioned fun and a chance to mingle with fellow dance enthusiasts.

These are free non-ticketed events.

Summer Movie Magic in Lisburn

Every Tuesday in July and August, Market Square will transform into an open-air cinema, featuring family favourites on our state of the art “big screen”.

Starting on Tuesday 2nd July with "Finding Nemo" and wrapping up on August 27th with "Shrek," our Summer Movie Magic series is perfect for movie lovers of all ages.

These screenings are a great way to enjoy the summer weather while watching some of Hollywood's best-loved films. Bring a picnic, some comfy chairs, and enjoy a memorable afternoon with your family and friends!

These are free non-ticketed events. The dates for your diary are:

Tuesday 2nd July 1.00pm - "Finding Nemo”.

Tuesday 9th July 1.00pm - "The Incredibles"

Tuesday 16th July 1.00pm - "Toy Story"

Tuesday 23rd July 1.00pm - "Moana"

Tuesday 30th July 1.00pm - "Zootopia"

Tuesday 6th August 1.00pm "Thumbelina"

Tuesday 13th August 1.00pm- "Cars"

Tuesday 20th August 1.00pm – “Coco”

Tuesday August 27th 1.00pm - "Shrek"

Sounds Like Saturday

Every Saturday in August

12 noon to 2.00pm

Experience a taste of local music scene with Sounds Like Saturday. Enjoy a range of performances from fantastic local bands including The Martello Jazz Band and musicians from The Musician Academy.

Whether you're into jazz, rock, or pop, these live music sessions offer a lively and engaging atmosphere perfect for music lovers looking to unwind.

These are free non ticketed events.

The Giant Bubble Show

Saturday 3rd August

11.00am to 2.00pm

The Giant Bubble Show is an interactive display of giant bubbles, long bubble tubes and waves that float over your heads! Chase and pop and waves of bubble and see foam fill the sky.

This is a free non-ticketed event.

Discover the shops and cafés

While you're here for the events, don't miss out on exploring Lisburn's fantastic selection of shops and cafés. From quaint boutiques offering unique local crafts to cozy cafés serving delicious treats and gourmet coffee, Lisburn caters to all tastes and preferences.

Make your day out even more special by discovering the perfect souvenir or enjoying a relaxing coffee break amidst the day's activities.

Guess How Much I Love You Trail

Add a magical touch to your visit with the new "Guess How Much I Love You" trail, inspired by the beloved children's book by local author, Sam McBratney and complimented by the wonderful illustrations of the talented Anita Jeram.

This enchanting trail leads families on a journey through picturesque spots in Lisburn. With interactive stations, intricately carved wooden benches, and art children can play and learn about the story's charming characters. It's an ideal way to create lasting memories with your little ones.

It can be accessed via a digital App or followed on a map collected from the local Visitor Information Centre in Lisburn based in the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum. One version of the trail is suitable for ‘little hares’ and another for ‘big hares’– there is something for kids of all ages to develop their observational and navigational skills on this journey of discovery.

For more details and updates on the events, be sure to check out our event listings on the Lisburn City Centre Facebook page @Lisburn City Centre.