Light, animation and tall ships for Maritime Festival

Deputy Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, John Boyle pictured at the launch of the Foyle Maritime Festival 2018 at quayside  with Geraldine McFadden, Maritime Festival Press Officer and Anne-Marie Gray, Marketing Officer, DCSDC.
Deputy Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, John Boyle pictured at the launch of the Foyle Maritime Festival 2018 at quayside with Geraldine McFadden, Maritime Festival Press Officer and Anne-Marie Gray, Marketing Officer, DCSDC.

The Foyle Merchant and Maritime markets, a 42-feet catamaran with an international jazz

band on board, visiting Tall ships, Flavours of the Foyle Seafood Kitchen and Trail and a

spectacular VOYAGES showcase event that will bring the River Foyle alight with music and

animation are just some of the highlights announced as part of the Foyle Maritime

Festival from July 14 - 22.

The Festival, which is one of Ireland’s top maritime celebratory events, attracting over

160,000 people in 2016, will once again welcome the Clipper Round the World Race when

the city acts as a host port for the fourth consecutive time for this much anticipated event.

In addition to the festival programme, local promoters have programmed a range of

entertainment and musical events in Ebrington Square to coincide with the festival including

two outdoor concerts that will add considerably to the range of events and musical

experiences on offer throughout the nine days of the event.