St Patrick’s Day Spring Carnival day in Derry

St Patrick’s Day Spring Carnival day in Derry

Celebrate the arrival of Spring in all its colourful splendour with a magical programme of music, dance, food and folklore in Derry~Londonderry

Traditonal Music - 1pm-6pm - Guildhall Square 

Derry is renowned for its music so come along and enjoy some of the best local traditional Irish musicians and sample the delicious Legenderry food on offer in Guildhall Square.

Magical Land of the Fairies & Little People - 1pm-6pm - Peace Garden 

The Peace Garden will be transformed into the land of the Little People where children can make a wish on the fairy tree and dance until their feet are sore! Enjoy a pageant of a ‘ Tale of Fairies & Mystical Irish Little Folk’, paying homage to their ancient magical King Brian. Delivered by: GSCA \ Studio 2

The Spring Fling - 1pm-6pm - Craft Village 

Step into spring with ‘The Spring Fling’ a mini Carnival of Colours with awesome local musicians, incredible circus and street theatre shows. // Delivered By In Your Space Circus

Ceol at the Guildhall - 1pm-6pm - Guildhall Main Hall

Come in from the hustle and bustle, take a seat, relax and enjoy some trad music in the beautiful surroundings of the historic Guildhall.

Legenderry Delights - Fri 17th 12pm-8pm / Sat 18th 11am-6pm - Guildhall Square 

Council are delighted to work with the Legenderry Food network to host a pop up Legenderry Food market with local legenderry favourites Dohertys Meats, Lo & Slo, Foyle Bubble Waffle, La Tia Juana, Sliver Bean and Offing Coffee.

Spring Carnival Parade: Recycle & Renew - 3pm-4pm - City Centre (Departs Bishop Street 3pm) 

Famed for their fantastical and flamboyant carnival parades, the NWCI has stepped into Spring for this year’s Carnival parade in celebration of ‘Recycle & Renewal’. Our 2023 parade will celebrate ‘Recycle & Renewal’ bringing to light a focus on conserving and harnessing the natural environment around us. Living in an increasingly ‘throw away’ society, has led to our ocean’s wildlife choking in plastic and the overuse of landfill sites. Communities will come together in a parade which will use the elements of nature; Fire, Air, Earth, Water to highlight the significance of recycling and reusing, reducing waste and the positive impact this can have on our environment for future generations. Come and celebrate the artistry of our local communities on St Patrick’s Day full of fun and vibrancy.

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