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The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

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Friday 16th June 2017
The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Friday 16th June 2017 The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.

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Friday 16th June 2017
The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Friday 16th June 2017 The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.

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Friday 16th June 2017
The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Friday 16th June 2017 The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.

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Friday 16th June 2017
The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Friday 16th June 2017 The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.

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Friday 16th June 2017
The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.
Long John searching for treasure

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Friday 16th June 2017 The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics. Long John searching for treasure

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Friday 16th June 2017
The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Friday 16th June 2017 The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.

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Friday 16th June 2017
The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.
Nikita Thompson and David Brown (5) from East Belfast

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Friday 16th June 2017 The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics. Nikita Thompson and David Brown (5) from East Belfast

y, Mourne and Down District Council Chair, Councillor Roisin Mulgrew enjoying the Footsteps in the Forest Festival. Thousands of visitors from across Ireland flocked to Slieve Gullion on Saturday and Sunday for a packed weekend of family fun and adventure as part of this year’s Footsteps in the Forest festival. Featuring a host of make-believe characters, storytelling and a bustling schedule of activities, the event kicked off the first of five free summer events in the all-new Giant Adventures programme for 2017, a major series of family festivals organised by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council to showcase the region’s breath-taking mountains, coastline and mythical stories. Supported by Tourism NI, the Giant Adventures programme includes four additional standout events – Strangford Lough Skiffie Festival on 22nd and 23rd July, Festival of Flight on 4th and 5th August, Wake the Giant on 26th and 27th August and City of Merchants on 30th September and 1st October – a new festival this year which reflects on and celebrates the rich maritime and industrial heritage of Newry. For more information, visit www.ringofgullion.org or contact the Festival Office on at 028 3031 3170.

y, Mourne and Down District Council Chair, Councillor Roisin Mulgrew enjoying the Footsteps in the Forest Festival. Thousands of visitors from across Ireland flocked to Slieve Gullion on Saturday and Sunday for a packed weekend of family fun and adventure as part of this year’s Footsteps in the Forest festival. Featuring a host of make-believe characters, storytelling and a bustling schedule of activities, the event kicked off the first of five free summer events in the all-new Giant Adventures programme for 2017, a major series of family festivals organised by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council to showcase the region’s breath-taking mountains, coastline and mythical stories. Supported by Tourism NI, the Giant Adventures programme includes four additional standout events – Strangford Lough Skiffie Festival on 22nd and 23rd July, Festival of Flight on 4th and 5th August, Wake the Giant on 26th and 27th August and City of Merchants on 30th September and 1st October – a new festival this year which reflects on and celebrates the rich maritime and industrial heritage of Newry. For more information, visit www.ringofgullion.org or contact the Festival Office on at 028 3031 3170.

y, Mourne and Down District Council Chair, Councillor Roisin Mulgrew enjoying the Footsteps in the Forest Festival. Thousands of visitors from across Ireland flocked to Slieve Gullion on Saturday and Sunday for a packed weekend of family fun and adventure as part of this year’s Footsteps in the Forest festival. Featuring a host of make-believe characters, storytelling and a bustling schedule of activities, the event kicked off the first of five free summer events in the all-new Giant Adventures programme for 2017, a major series of family festivals organised by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council to showcase the region’s breath-taking mountains, coastline and mythical stories. Supported by Tourism NI, the Giant Adventures programme includes four additional standout events – Strangford Lough Skiffie Festival on 22nd and 23rd July, Festival of Flight on 4th and 5th August, Wake the Giant on 26th and 27th August and City of Merchants on 30th September and 1st October – a new festival this year which reflects on and celebrates the rich maritime and industrial heritage of Newry. For more information, visit www.ringofgullion.org or contact the Festival Office on at 028 3031 3170.

y, Mourne and Down District Council Chair, Councillor Roisin Mulgrew enjoying the Footsteps in the Forest Festival. Thousands of visitors from across Ireland flocked to Slieve Gullion on Saturday and Sunday for a packed weekend of family fun and adventure as part of this year’s Footsteps in the Forest festival. Featuring a host of make-believe characters, storytelling and a bustling schedule of activities, the event kicked off the first of five free summer events in the all-new Giant Adventures programme for 2017, a major series of family festivals organised by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council to showcase the region’s breath-taking mountains, coastline and mythical stories. Supported by Tourism NI, the Giant Adventures programme includes four additional standout events – Strangford Lough Skiffie Festival on 22nd and 23rd July, Festival of Flight on 4th and 5th August, Wake the Giant on 26th and 27th August and City of Merchants on 30th September and 1st October – a new festival this year which reflects on and celebrates the rich maritime and industrial heritage of Newry. For more information, visit www.ringofgullion.org or contact the Festival Office on at 028 3031 3170.

Looking forward to fun at Belfast's Titanic Maritime Festival on the weekend of Friday 16 - Sunday 19 June are pirates Christina Nelson (centre) and her cohorts Saskia Harkley and Zach McGrath. Get on board for the event at Queen's Quay and Titanic Quarter with more information at www.belfastcity.gov.uk/maritime

Looking forward to fun at Belfast's Titanic Maritime Festival on the weekend of Friday 16 - Sunday 19 June are pirates Christina Nelson (centre) and her cohorts Saskia Harkley and Zach McGrath. Get on board for the event at Queen's Quay and Titanic Quarter with more information at www.belfastcity.gov.uk/maritime

Joanne Dougherty, her children are Bella
the other lady was Mary Dripps, mum to William, Matthew and Jacob.

The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Joanne Dougherty, her children are Bella the other lady was Mary Dripps, mum to William, Matthew and Jacob. The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

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The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Jacob , Marlene , Isac and Denise Stockman

The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Jacob , Marlene , Isac and Denise Stockman The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Alexa Coates

The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Alexa Coates The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Alexa Coates

The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Alexa Coates The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Mircea Hemery

The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Mircea Hemery The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Lucas , Emma and Elias Ross

The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Lucas , Emma and Elias Ross The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Lucas , Emma and Elias Ross

The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Lucas , Emma and Elias Ross The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Jack , Susie , Tom and Conor Lydon

The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Jack , Susie , Tom and Conor Lydon The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

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Sunday 18th June 2017
The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.
Brian Boru docks in Belfast

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Sunday 18th June 2017 The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics. Brian Boru docks in Belfast

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Sunday 18th June 2017
The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.
Declan McFerran (13) and Shane McFerran froom Toombe with the Beach Patrol

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Sunday 18th June 2017 The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics. Declan McFerran (13) and Shane McFerran froom Toombe with the Beach Patrol

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Sunday 18th June 2017
The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.
Matthew Blair (8) from Newtownabbey

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Sunday 18th June 2017 The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics. Matthew Blair (8) from Newtownabbey

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Sunday 18th June 2017
The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.
Benjamin Whitman (3) from Belfast and MC Kurtis McDonald

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Sunday 18th June 2017 The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics. Benjamin Whitman (3) from Belfast and MC Kurtis McDonald

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Friday 16th June 2017
The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Friday 16th June 2017 The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.

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Friday 16th June 2017
The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Friday 16th June 2017 The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.

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Friday 16th June 2017
The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.
Getting ship shape on the L.E.Roisin from Ireland

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Friday 16th June 2017 The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics. Getting ship shape on the L.E.Roisin from Ireland

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Friday 16th June 2017
The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.
HMS Severn docked in Belfast

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Friday 16th June 2017 The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics. HMS Severn docked in Belfast

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Friday 16th June 2017
The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Friday 16th June 2017 The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.

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Friday 16th June 2017
The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.
Making a show is the Belfast Land Synchronised Swimming Team

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Friday 16th June 2017 The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics. Making a show is the Belfast Land Synchronised Swimming Team

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Friday 16th June 2017
The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.
Making a show is the Belfast Land Synchronised Swimming Team

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Friday 16th June 2017 The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics. Making a show is the Belfast Land Synchronised Swimming Team

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Friday 16th June 2017
The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.
Making a show is the Belfast Land Synchronised Swimming Team

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Friday 16th June 2017 The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics. Making a show is the Belfast Land Synchronised Swimming Team

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Friday 16th June 2017
The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.
Sea Cadets Corrie Ford and Mackenzie Biard of the T.S.Warrior

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Friday 16th June 2017 The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics. Sea Cadets Corrie Ford and Mackenzie Biard of the T.S.Warrior

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Friday 16th June 2017
The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.
On boeard the L.E. Roisin

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Friday 16th June 2017 The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics. On boeard the L.E. Roisin

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Friday 16th June 2017
The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Friday 16th June 2017 The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.

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Friday 16th June 2017
The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Friday 16th June 2017 The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.

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Friday 16th June 2017
The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Friday 16th June 2017 The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.

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Friday 16th June 2017
The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Friday 16th June 2017 The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.

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Friday 16th June 2017
The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Friday 16th June 2017 The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.

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Friday 16th June 2017
The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.
Sea Cadett Alexandra McCullough of the T.S. Formidable

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Friday 16th June 2017 The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics. Sea Cadett Alexandra McCullough of the T.S. Formidable

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Friday 16th June 2017
The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.
Sea Cadett Alexandra McCullough of the T.S. Formidable

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Friday 16th June 2017 The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics. Sea Cadett Alexandra McCullough of the T.S. Formidable

Circus artist's entratain people during the  Maritime festival in Belfast. Pic by Peter Morrison

Circus artist's entratain people during the Maritime festival in Belfast. Pic by Peter Morrison

A Circus artist entratains people during the  Maritime festival in Belfast. Pic by Peter Morrison

A Circus artist entratains people during the Maritime festival in Belfast. Pic by Peter Morrison

A Circus artist entratains people during the  Maritime festival in Belfast. Pic by Peter Morrison

A Circus artist entratains people during the Maritime festival in Belfast. Pic by Peter Morrison

Circus artists take a break during the  Maritime festival in Belfast. Pic by Peter Morrison

Circus artists take a break during the Maritime festival in Belfast. Pic by Peter Morrison

The Kaskelot joins the ships in the Maritime festival in Belfast.  Pic by Peter Morrison

The Kaskelot joins the ships in the Maritime festival in Belfast. Pic by Peter Morrison

Rowan Savage (3) enjoying the Maritime festival  pictured on the ship Kaskelot. Pic by Peter Morrison

Rowan Savage (3) enjoying the Maritime festival pictured on the ship Kaskelot. Pic by Peter Morrison

Rowan Savage (3) enjoying the Maritime festival  pictured on the ship Kaskelot. Pic by Peter Morrison

Rowan Savage (3) enjoying the Maritime festival pictured on the ship Kaskelot. Pic by Peter Morrison

Mary O Driscoll singing Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival on board MV Cana.PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

Mary O Driscoll singing Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival on board MV Cana.PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Mary-Ellen Campbell, launches Belfast's Titanic Maritime Festival with help from pirates (l-r) Christina Nelson, Saskia Harkley and Zach McGrath. The fun event on the weekend of 16-18 June brings Tall Ships, naval vessels, street theatre and family friendly events to Queen's Quay and Titanic Quarter. More information available at www.belfastcity.gov.uk/maritime

Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Mary-Ellen Campbell, launches Belfast's Titanic Maritime Festival with help from pirates (l-r) Christina Nelson, Saskia Harkley and Zach McGrath. The fun event on the weekend of 16-18 June brings Tall Ships, naval vessels, street theatre and family friendly events to Queen's Quay and Titanic Quarter. More information available at www.belfastcity.gov.uk/maritime

Kaya Demirbas all teh way from Turkey enjoying the sights and Sounds of Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival.PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

Kaya Demirbas all teh way from Turkey enjoying the sights and Sounds of Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival.PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

Saskia Harkley and Zach McGrath look forward to Belfast's Titanic Maritime Festival taking place on the weekend of 16-18 June at Queen's Quay and Titanic Quarter. The festival promises three days of fun with Tall Ships to visit, naval vessels, street entertainment and amazing displays as well as other family friendly activities. More information is available at www.belfastcity.gov.uk/maritime

Saskia Harkley and Zach McGrath look forward to Belfast's Titanic Maritime Festival taking place on the weekend of 16-18 June at Queen's Quay and Titanic Quarter. The festival promises three days of fun with Tall Ships to visit, naval vessels, street entertainment and amazing displays as well as other family friendly activities. More information is available at www.belfastcity.gov.uk/maritime

The maritime festival begins in Belfast on June 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Spectacular tall ships have docked in Belfast ahead of this weekend's Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival.

The two-day event gets under way today and continues tomorrow from 10am to 6pm. As well as some of the high seas' most impressive vessels being on show, there's lots of fun free family activities and live entertainment.

Today's weather forecast

Ships to look out for include the Lord Nelson, Phoenix, and the Royal Helena, as well as the ILV Granuaile and vessels from the Royal Navy and Irish Navy.

TS Royalist is the first ship to arrive for this year's maritime festival in Belfast

Quayside activities include maritime-themed arts and crafts, flyboard jet ski displays and free pirate classes.

It's all taking place at Queen's Quay, Donegall Quay and Titanic Quarter. You can follow the ships on their journey to and from the city on our interactive map.

Belfast Telegraph