St Patrick's Day Spring Carnival

Derry City and Strabane District Council has sprinkled the fairy dust with four days of family friendly events

Festival Details


Thursday, 17 March 2016 to Sunday, 20 March 2016

The St Patrick’s Day Spring Carnival 2016 really is the stuff of legend!

This year’s theme is The Land Of The Little People, covering a whole weekend of festivities.

Highlights include the St Patrick’s Day Spring Carnival parades, Ubuntu Festival of World Traditions, LegenDerry Food Festival, Little Folk Fest, Pixies Paradise and much, much more to keep everyone entertained during the holiday weekend.

The Land Of The Little People

Get ready for the party of the century as Derry stages its very own Glaston-fairy on the banks of the Foyle!
The Land of the Little People – the theme for this year’s St Patrick’s Day Spring Carnival – will spring into action with all its lucky charm on Thursday, March 17th, as Pixies, Elves, Nymphs and Fairies take up residence in the heart of the city.

The Little People will be taking charge and directing carnival capers on the day with live music, animation and street entertainment for all ages.

Watch out too for some Giants trying to get in on the action, they might just meet their match in The Land Of The Little People.