We look forward to celebrating with residents, businesses, local groups and organisations at The City of Lisburn & Castlereagh Mayor’s Majestic Carnival Parade & Family Fun Day!’ on Saturday 22nd April 2023.

We hope to see you there enjoying the festivities of the day.  Any special offers from our city centre businesses will be promoted below!

It is assistance dogs only in Wallace Park during the fun day.

Money raised on the day will be donated to the Mayor Carson's chosen charities:

Wallace Park Opening Changes

To allow for the event site to be set up safely, Wallace Park will be closed to the public from Thursday 20th April at 9pm and will not reopen to the public until the Family Fun Day begins at 12 noon on Saturday 22nd April.

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 on 12 noon on Sunday 23rd April 2023.

Pre-parade activity in the city centre

Time: 12 noon to 2.00pm

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

Pre-parade music

Time: TBC

xxxx will play in Market Square before the parade makes its way through the city.  

Mayor's Carnival Parade

Time: 1.00pm - 2.00pm

The Mayor’s Carnival Parade sets off from ISLAND Arts Centre 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 ISLAND Civic Centre 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 - 5.00pm

The beautiful backdrop of Wallace Park will host the ever popular Mayors 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 by The Swingtime Starlets, Spadetown, Eddie Booth and local talent Lana Del Rich will provide the soundtrack to the afternoon.

A busy programme for families to enjoy will include Loc Down superheroes and princesses, Phil’s 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. 

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

Stage performances at the Family Fun Day

12.00 noon to 12.30pm     DJ
12.30pm to 1.15pm    Eddie Booth
1.15pm to 1.30pm    DJ
2.00pm to 2.45pm    Lana Del Rich
2.45pm to 3.00pm    DJ
3.00pm to 3.45pm    Spadetown 4 Piece
3.45pm to 4.00pm    DJ
4.00pm to 4.45pm    Swingtime Starlets
4.45pm to 5.00pm    DJ