We have unveiled our fantastic itinerary of free events within the city centre this summer and are excited about the variety of events for families to enjoy together.

From engaging workshops to lively performances, there’s something for everyone to make the most of the sunny season.

Launching the summer events programme, Councillor John Laverty BEM, Chairman of Regeneration and Growth said: “Our summer events not only provide a welcoming and vibrant atmosphere for residents and visitors but will drive economic benefits to local businesses. By bringing families and friends into the heart of Lisburn City Centre, we create opportunities for our shops, cafés, and local retailers to thrive.

"These events showcase our commitment to fostering community spirit while supporting our local economy. We invite everyone to join us in celebrating the summer season and enjoying all Lisburn has to offer."

Highlights include:


Hanging basket workshops

Thursday 30th May to Saturday 1st June 2024, Various times (check your ticket)

Elevate your gardening skills with our Hanging Basket Workshop in Market Square. Discover the art of creating beautiful floral displays with provided materials. This workshop is perfect for both seasoned gardeners and beginners. Secure your spot via What's On | ISLAND Arts Centre.

Summer Tea Dances

  • Thursday 6th June 2024 from 2.00pm to 4.00pm
  • Friday 19th July 2024 from 2.00pm to 4.00pm
  • Friday 30th August 2024 from 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Enjoy the charm of our Summer Tea Dances in Market Square. Dance to the lively tunes of Housty, our fabulous local band, from 2.00 pm to 4.00pm 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 to August 1.00pm

Market Square transforms into an open-air cinema featuring family favourites on our state-of-the-art big screen. Bring a picnic and comfy chairs to enjoy a memorable afternoon with your family and friends.

These are free, non-ticketed events.

The movie schedule is as follows:

  • July 2: Finding Nemo
  • July 9: The Incredibles
  • July 16: Toy Story
  • July 23: Moana
  • July 30: Zootopia
  • August 6: Thumbelina
  • August 13: Cars
  • August 20: Coco
  • August 27: Shrek

The Giant Bubble Show

Saturday 3rd August 11.00am to 2.00pm

Experience the magic of The Giant Bubble Show, featuring interactive displays of giant bubbles.

This is a free, non-ticketed event.

Sounds Like Saturday

Every Saturday in August, 12 noon to 2.00pm

Enjoy live music performances from fantastic local bands in Market Square. Whether you’re into jazz, rock, or pop, these sessions offer a lively atmosphere perfect for music lovers.

These are free, non-ticketed events.

For full details visit our Lisburn City Centre Facebook page @Lisburn City Centre or our website: www.lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk/citywide