A weekend of music, dance, food and folklore will be rolled out as Derry paints the town green over the next three days.
The Spring Carnival will see the St Patrick’s Day festival aligned with various other festivals including the Ubuntu and Legenderry Food Festival, with a crammed programme of events taking place across the city.
Today’s St Patrick’s Day Parade will move off from the Guildhall at 2pm departing from Queen’s Quay, and will feature mystical depictions of Tir Na nOg. It will follow a new route up the Strand Road, past the City Hotel roundabout and along the Foyle Embankment, as far as Water Street (Sandinos), returning along the same route.
Prior to this, a St Patrick’s Fun Day at the Gasyard Centre will be held from 11.30am to 1.30pm, with another at An Culturlann from 12pm to 6pm.
The Fiddledeedee at the Waterloo Place Marquee runs from 12pm to 5pm, while the Mayor’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations will commence at the Craft Village at 1pm.
Down at Guildhall Square, the three day Legenderry Food Festival kicks off at 12pm, while across the way at Waterloo Place, the hour long History of St Patrick Interactive Storytelling starts at 12.30pm.
From 2pm to 6pm the Bishop Street Community Marquee will be hosting a Feast of Traditional Food, Music & Dance, while Our Space in Waterloo Place will see the Magic Music Open House showcasing YouTuber IzonHow from 3pm, followed by DJ Johnny O Neill at 4pm and OS Open Mic/ Karaoke from 5pm.
For more details of what’s on where over this weekend check out: www.derrystrabane.com.