Festivals and Events

We try to promote an easier, cheaper and greener way to get around Northern Ireland. Which is why we sponsor a number of events and festivals across the country.

Ulster in Bloom

The competition encourages cities, towns and villages right across Northern Ireland to look their best, boosting civic pride through beautiful plant and floral displays.

Anti Bullying Week

We have been actively supporting Anti-Bullying Week for the last 10 years and this has assisted in the sharing of Anti-Bullying Week messages on trains and buses. Reinforcing public awareness of this is extremely important to us. For more on ending bulling visit www.endbullying.org.uk

Belfast Marathon

The Belfast Marathon and Belfast Half Marathon are big dates in the Northern Ireland event calendar and we are the official transport partner.


Culture Night

Over the years we have supported transport themed events in the programme, such as Culture Night’s theme of Love we provided a Metro “love” bus where up and coming local musicians serenaded event goers on board.


EastSide Arts Festival

Translink and Eastside Arts Festival have had a long term successful relationship. Together we have delivered cultural delights such as Merry Busmass, Award Winning Come Glide with Me as well as the East West Comedy Tour.

Féile an Phobail

We have supported family friendly events such as the Teddy Bear’s Picnic, the Carnival, Party in the Park as well as supporting safe travel home from late night events.


NOIReland launched in October 2017 to celebrate the island’s love of crime fiction, from the writers who have influenced us, to our own award-winning novelists and international bestsellers.

Open House Festival

Open House is an independent music & arts charity that runs an annual summer festival for the month of August in the beautiful seaside town of Bangor.


IFA Sponsorship
We support top NI schools football talent with Irish FA Translink Schools Gold Cup.  Find Out More 
GAA Partnership
In 2017, Translink launched a new partnership with Ulster GAA as an official corporate partner. Find Out More
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Passenger Panels

We are now recruiting for panel members. The panel meets three times a year and members are encouraged to provide insightful feedback on their journeys. Find Out More

Youth Forum

Our Youth Forum has been set up to cater for young people between the ages of 16 and 23, providing an effective forum through which to channel the views, opinions and experiences of young people using transport services. Find Out More