Belfast’s historic St George’s Market is to open on a Sunday for the first time, starting this coming weekend, 4 July.
The new Sunday Market – which will open initially for a three-month trial – will be a mixture of the traditional Friday Variety Market and Saturday’s award-winning City Food and Garden Market.
Opening from 10am – 4pm, it also will have a special emphasis on local arts and crafts for the discerning shopper from both home and abroad. Live music from top local bands and solo artists also will ensure that visitors to the new market are kept entertained.
“Opening the market on a Sunday is an important move for the council, the traders and the city as a whole,” commented Councillor Conor Maskey, Chairman of the council’s Development Committee.
“The council aims to establish a strong reputation for Belfast as a vibrant European city with unique experiences – and St George’s Market is just one of those experiences. With more and more events taking place on Sundays, and more visitor attractions opening their doors, our message is very clear – Belfast most definitely is open for business seven days a week,” added Councillor Maskey.