Visit Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park this weekend and enjoy the beautiful roses on display as well as fabulous food, family fun and fashion – as the ‘Summer Rose Fair’ comes to Belfast!
There will be lots to keep young and old entertained as the top event, organised by Belfast City Council, gets underway in the stunning setting of the International Rose Garden with over 45,000 roses in bloom. The City of Belfast International Rose Trials will take place on Friday (19 July) with a panel of judges from around the world completing the judging of the prized blooms on display from rose breeders.
One of the highlights of the fair, the Sustainable Living Emporium will provide information on the growing trend of living more sustainably. Local designers and businesses will be showcasing their cutting-edge creations from upcycled materials in a Fashion Show (weather permitting) which will take place each day (1.30pm, 3pm and 4pm) among the rose beds.
Among the activities at the event are yoga in the park, crazy golf, a photography workshop, tea dance, music, entertainment, market stalls, face-painting, puppet shows and bouncy castle fun. Refreshments will be available on site from a selection of food vendors or from the Stables Coffee Shop.
The Summer Rose Fair will take place on Friday 19 July, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July. Event activities run from 11am to 5pm on all days but there will also be music to 8.30pm on Friday evening and to 5.30pm on the Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free and there will be a free shuttle bus from City Hall grounds (east side) direct to Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park operating daily at 20 minute intervals. The service will commence at 12 noon with the last bus leaving the City Centre at 5pm. Drop off and collection point at Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park is in the Upper Car Park. Return journey from the park will commence at 12.20pm and the last bus will leave the park at 5.20pm.
More information on Summer Rose Fair – where you can also download a leaflet of activities each day – is available on the council website at www.belfastcity.gov.uk/