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St. Patrick’s Day Spring Carnival Celebrations

March 17 @ 12:00 pm

Derry city centre will come alive this St Patrick’s Day as Derry City and Strabane District Council have launched an action packed programme of music, dance, food and folklore for its Spring Carnival celebrations.

The ‘Out of the Darkness Into the Light’ themed event will celebrate the arrival of spring in all its colourful splendour with entertainment and activity planned for Guildhall Square, the Peace Garden and the Craft Village.

The centrepiece event will once again be the North West Carnival Initiative’s renound Spring Carnival Parade which will feature flamboyant performances from local dance groups, sports clubs and community organisations.

The Main Stage at Guildhall Square will host live music from 1pm – 6pm featuring some of the best local musicians in the city’s thriving music scene, from soulful ballads, to foot stomping jigs people can experience the diverse musical tapestry that defines the city while inside the Guildhall, the Main Hall will host a traditional Irish music and ceili dance session.

Alongside the stage, the Legenderry Delights food stalls from midday until 6pm will offer Irish inspired culinary delights from some of our finest Legenderry traders including Lo&Slo, Doherty’s Meats and La Tia Juanas.

The Bounce Festival in the Peace Garden from 1pm – 6pm will invite you to shake off the winter blues and bounce into Spring with In Your Space Circus featuring a stretch tent, circus skills workshops, acrobatic and parkour performances and interactive performers.

The Craft Village will also come alive with the thrilling beats of live traditional music and the infectious energy of Irish dancing.

When: Sun 17 Mar
Where: Derry City Centre
Cost: Free
Time: Events from 12pm

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From 12pm