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Spring Carnival 2024

Various Venues, Derry~Londonderry, County Derry~Londonderry
Spring Carnival 2024 - Sunday 17th March 12pm-6pm


Celebrate the arrival of Spring in all its colourful splendour with a magical programme of music, dance, food and folklore this St Patrick's Day. 

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🌻 Live Music | Guildhall Sq | 1pm – 6pm

🌻 Legenderry Delights | Guildhall Sq | 12 noon – 6pm

🌻 Ceol at The Guildhall | The Guildhall | 1pm - 6pm

🌻 Bounce! | Peace Garden | 1pm - 6pm

🌻 Traditional Irish Music & Dancing | Craft Village | 1pm – 6pm

🌻 St Patrick’s Day Spring Carnival Parade | 3pm – 4pm


Live Music | Guildhall Square | 1pm - 6pm

Immerse yourself in the vibrant sounds of Derry's renowned music scene. Our live music stage will feature a lineup of exceptionally talented local musicians. From soulful ballads to foot-stomping jigs, experience the diverse musical tapestry that defines Derry.

Legenderry Delights | Guildhall Square | 1pm - 6pm

Discover the magic of Irish-inspired culinary delights from some of our finest Legenderry traders including Lo&Slo, Doherty’s Meats, La Tia Juanas, Offing Coffee

Ceol at The Guildhall | The Guildhall | 1pm – 6pm

Escape to the heart of the city, the magnificent Guildhall, for an enchanting afternoon filled with traditional Irish melodies and rhythmic Ceili dances.

Whether you're a seasoned dancer or just looking to tap your feet, our relaxed ceili atmosphere welcomes everyone.

Bounce! | Peace Garden | 1pm - 6pm

Come along for a Spring-inspired re-imagining of ‘Carnival of Colours’ – on a smaller, bouncier scale!

Shake off those winter blues and BOUNCE into Spring with this colourful, fun-filled mini-festival.

The Peace Garden will come to life with: Fun-filled circus workshops, incredible acrobatic & parkour performances, comedy, magic & interactive performers – all bouncing their way into the new season!

Delivered by In Your Space Circus

Traditional Irish Music & Dancing | Craft Village | 1pm – 6pm

The Craft Village will come alive with the thrilling beats of live traditional music and the infectious energy of Irish dancing! Tap your feet, clap your hands, and let the music lift your spirits!

St Patrick's Day Spring Carnival Parade | City Centre | 3pm - 4pm

North West Carnival Initiative presents St Patrick’s Day Spring Carnival Parade ‘Out of the Darkness Into the Light’.

Famed for their fantastical and flamboyant carnival parades, the NWCI has stepped ‘Out of the Darkness, Into the Light’ for this year’s Spring Carnival Parade.

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