Banks of the Foyle Halloween Carnival

The Derry-Strabane district makes its bid to be the number one destination on earth for Halloween with its world-famous annual scare-fest

Festival Details


Thursday, 29 October 2015 to Sunday, 01 November 2015



With a bigger and even busier programme of events than ever before, coupled with the addition of the rise of the ghostly River Gods from the Foyle and further afield, it’s set to be a week awash with devilish activities for all to experience.

The city and district will be full of tricks and treats galore – with the return of the gruesome ‘Chateau le Fear’ and the incredible spectacle of ‘Awakening of the Walls’, and the addition of the ‘Rio Bravo Fiesta’ celebrating Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) hosted by the Craft Village.

We can’t forget about the Little River Monsters and there is plenty of family fun lined up with child friendly shows, crafts, ghost tours, storytelling and more taking place at the Alley Theatre and Strabane Library, and the Guildhall and Tower Museum.

The big treat of course is the annual, world renowned, street carnival parade – the biggest in Europe, culminating in the explosive fireworks finale.