WATCH: Quayside preparations under way for Maritime Festival

The Legenderry Big Wheel is now in place with other amusements and market stalls today being set up ahead of the start of the Foyle Maritime Festival on Saturday afternoon.

Friday, 8th July 2016, 11:48 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 4:20 pm
The Big Wheel is now in place.

A hive of activity is expected over the next 24 hours to ready the whole area for tens of thousands expected to arrive over the coming eight days.

Meanwhile the final Clipper boats have now arrived into Derry, with the final three having sailed up the Foyle this morning.

Excitement is building across the north west ahead of the festival, which will bring dozens of maritime themed events to the city centre, quayside and on to the River Foyle itself.
The International Market will open along the quayside tomorrow from 12pm, with a number of local Walled City Market traders having already set up and are open for business today.

The Big Wheel is now in place.

The packed programme of festival events will also begin tomorrow at noon.

The full Clipper fleet have arrived into the Foyle.
The Big Wheel is now in place.
The full Clipper fleet have arrived into the Foyle.