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Halloween Banner 2016 Derry - Out of this world montage of aliens and  people

Welcome – Fáilte – Fair faa ye – Witamy – Bienvenue – Willkommen – Benvenuto – Bienvenido
Welcome to the world famous Banks of the Foyle Hallowe’en Carnival!

Halloween 2015


Out of this World in the City of Bones!

Banks of the Foyle Halloween Festival


October 2016

Welcome to your ‘Best Halloween Destination in the World’ as voted by readers of USA Today.  You are invited to take part in the biggest carnival event with a jam packed programme of events for all ages happening all over Derry/Londonderry, Strabane and District.

Celebrations are Out of this World in 2016, to mark the festival’s 30th birthday. As Samhain opens the doorways to the Other World, the city throws a welcome party like no other as supernatural beings and the souls of the dead flood into the city of bones!

Take yourself and the family ‘Out of this World’ as the city’s streets and cultural venues host a world class programme of food, markets, music, theatre, children’s events, street animation, costume making, storytelling, tours and trails & all together spooky happenings!

The atmosphere builds throughout the weekend as locals across the city decorate their homes, businesses and venues. A mass metamorphosis sees locals and visitors alike shapeshift with weird and wonderful costume creations to take to the streets on All Hallow’s Eve!

With great value offers on accommodation from £50pps and a warm welcome, we hope you have a great and ‘Spook-tacular experience.


Events Not To Be Missed…..

Derry ~ Londonderry

Into The Square & Out Of This World! 28th - 31st October

Live Music, International Street Theatre, Speciality Markets on the city’s Guildhall Square from morning to night!

Awakening The Walls 29th And 30th October

The City’s historic Walls give up their ghosts as over two evenings light, fire, sculpture, music and performance rouse the Walls awake in a supernatural animation trail on and around the City Walls.

Family Activities In The Tower Museum And Guildhall
28th – 31st October

With storytelling, performances, arts & crafts, ghost tours and spooky organ recitals, the Tower Museum and Guildhall has it all over Halloween

Out Of This World Street Carnival Parade & Fireworks Display 31st October

The largest Halloween street carnival and costume party in Europe


Castlederg Apple Fair & Piping Festival
28th - 29th October

Start a new Harvest tradition with your family! The small Village of Castlederg continues to host an age old tradition which sees the apple growers from County Armagh appear from early morning to sell their wares. With entertainment, innovative cooking and beverage making demonstrations from some of Ireland’s top suppliers and chefs, the fair is a celebration of the area’s history and culture with a unique seasonal atmosphere and local charm.

Trick or Treat Tours
31st October

Bring you little munchkin to our fabulous Trick or Treat Tours, journey through Strabane town collecting treats finishing with some ghostly stories in Strabane Community Library

Halloween Panto – Alley Theatre
27th - 29th October

Children’s Activates & Monstrous Street Performers
Monday 31st October – Strabane Town

Fireworks Extravaganza
Monday 31st October

With live music from 7pm in Upper Main Street Car Park followed by the fireworks finale at 8pm along the banks of the Mourne River.

A Taste of What to Expect