The second year of the East Belfast Arts Festival attracted just over 3,000 attendees, according to organisers.
The festival ended last Sunday and chairwoman Mimi Turtle said that they were about on a par with the 2012 figures when between 3,000 and 3,500 were estimated to have attended.
However, in 2012 they had Van Morrison as the star attraction.
“We’re doing smaller things now and getting the same amount of people, so hopefully we’re going the right way about it,” said Johanna Leech, one of the board members.
Among the highlights this year was a sell-out comedy version of the Hitchcock thriller The 39 Steps, taking place at the Strand Cinema, and a free event for youngsters at the Titanic Quarter which attracted around 300 attendees.
The festival ran from August 28 to September 1, and Miss Leech said: “As far as we’re concerned it was very well attended; we were very happy with it.
“We had more, smaller events, more kind of grassroots local participation.”
She said she expected a third East Belfast Festival to take place next year.