The City of Lisburn & Castlereagh Mayor’s Carnival Parade & Family Fun Day will have a Majestic Parade through the city centre and family fun in Wallace Park on Saturday 22nd April 2023.

We hope to see our residents enjoying pre-parade entertainment in the city centre, the spectacular parade and entertainment in Wallace Park, Lisburn from 12 noon to 5.00pm.

The Mayor’s Carnival Parade and Family Fun Day combines the dazzling spectacle of the UK and Ireland’s most celebrated carnival acts and a host of fabulous entertainment experiences.

The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Councillor Scott Carson, highlights what's on offer at this year’s epic event!

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate with our community at this year’s Mayor’s Carnival Parade and Family Fun Day. It is an honour to have this special day for me included in the council’s King’s Coronation programme. Local schoolchildren and community groups will bring a majestic themed parade of dance, style and music to our city centre. It is set to be an entertaining and eye catching day for all!

“This top cultural community event will also help raise funds for my Mayoral Charities, the Atlas Centre and Helping Hand, Charity to the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, both of which offer support to local families and individuals.”

Councillor Aaron McIntyre, Leisure & Community Development Chair added: “The Mayor’s Carnival Parade and Family Fun Day is shaping up to be a fun day for all ages. It is a great opportunity to bring everyone together and show our civic pride for Lisburn & Castlereagh. This year there will be a stage in Wallace Park which has a busy programme of live musical entertainment by The Swingtime Starlets, Spadetown, Eddie Booth and local talent Lana Del Rich. What a fantastic musical backdrop to the afternoon.

“I look forward to welcoming people on Saturday 22nd April and would encourage everyone to share their carnival and ‘selfie’ experience with us by using the #BePartOfHere online.”

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Carnival Parade and Family Fun Day arrangements

From 12.00 noon to 2.00pm there will be music and walk-about entertainers in Lisburn City Centre.

The Mayor’s Carnival Parade sets off from ISLAND Arts Centre at 1.00pm and sweeps 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. So 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.

The Family Fun Day

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 groups and individuals 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.