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2024 heralds the return of the Foyle Maritime Festival to the banks and waters of the River Foyle in the city of Derry~Londonderry.

A festival without equal, the event is a 4 day, large scale experience which promises an exhilarating programme of entertainment, activities, and interactive events.

From the 27th-30th June, the Foyle Maritime Festival will be one of the most authentic experiences on offer to local, regional, and international visitors and we are delighted to open our city and region to more than 150,000 attendees.

Our Festival brings visitors from all over the world who come to the seafaring city of Derry~Londonderry and join us in embracing the cultural heritage of Ireland’s only walled city, the delights of the North Antrim Coast, the Giant’s Causeway and the breathtaking beauty of the Inishowen Penninsula and Donegal.

With twelve years of the Foyle Maritime Festival behind us, the nautical celebration has firmly established itself as one of the largest, most ambitious, and unique maritime events in Europe.