Join the Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Councillor Andrew Gowan for the city's largest community street arts party.

Saturday 11 May 2024

Leaving Lagan Valley Island at 1.00pm

Wallace Park opening changes

To allow for the event site to be set up safely, Wallace Park will be closed to the public from Friday 10 May and will not reopen to the public until the Family Fun Day begins at 12 noon on Saturday 11 May.

The event will end at 5pm when the park will once more be closed to the public to allow the site to be cleared and will reopen at 12 noon on Sunday 12 May 2024.

Parkmount Car Park will be closed to the public from Friday 10 May until 12 noon on Sunday 12 May.

Pre-parade activity in the city centre

Street entertainers

Time: 11.00am to 1.00pm

Street entertainers will entertain those in the city centre before the parade starts.


Time: 11am to 1.15 pm

Starting at 11am music will play in Market Square before the parade makes its way through the city.

They will be followed by Lisburn Ukes from 12.15 noon to 1.15pm.

Mayor’s Carnival Parade

Time: 1.00pm to 2.00pm

The Mayor’s Carnival Parade will set off from Lagan Valley Island at 1.00pm and sweep its way through Lisburn City Centre via Queen’s Road, Linenhall Street, Market Street, Market Place, Railway Street, Magheralave Road, Wallace Park, Belfast Road and Seymour Street before returning to Lagan Valley Island via Queen’s Road.

There will be plenty of opportunity for onlookers to capture the carnival magic as it passes through the streets. Just be sure to select your viewing point early and allow extra time for some traffic disruption.

Family Fun Day

Time: 12 noon to 5.00pm

The beautiful backdrop of Wallace Park will host the ever-popular Mayor’s Family Fun Day from 12 noon to 5.00pm.

The park will throng with a rich assortment of live entertainment along with the opportunity to refuel with a range of foods on offer.

Live musical entertainment will be on stage throughout the day. More information to follow.

A busy programme for families to enjoy will include superheroes and princesses, a petting farm, bouncy castles, kiddies’ rides, face painters and hands-on arts and craft workshops while adrenaline junkies can feel a rush of excitement with fun fair rides, and assault course activities.

Car enthusiasts can get close to a cavalcade of retro cars, fire engines and tractors on display - everything you need to have a most wonderful day.

Assistance dogs only at the family fun day. Donations welcome for the Mayor’s Charity, Cancer Fund for Children.

There will be portable toilets, baby changing and accessible facilities in Wallace Park for the duration of the event.