Foyle Maritime Market


Please note: This section is only relevant to individuals or businesses located within the Derry City or Strabane District Council area.

Festival Location

The Foyle Maritime Festival is located alongside the River Foyle spanning 1.5 miles approximately starting close to City Hotel, Queens Quay and running along the river as far as Sainsbury’s supermarket. All of the festival activity will be concentrated within this area, running for the duration of the festival: 4 consecutive days with a variety of programme activity taking place throughout the zones as well as on the River Foyle.

Trading Dates & Times:

All traders, without exception, will be expected to open every day of the operating period and for the whole of the opening times.

DateTrading Times
Thursday 27th June 202412noon to 10pm
Friday 28th June 202412noon to 10pm
Saturday 29th June 202412noon to 12 midnight*
Sunday 30th June 202412noon to 6pm*

*Subject to programming

Please note that in line with current legislation no trading can take place within a ten metre distance of a public footpath without a Street Trading Licence and that no Street Trading Licences will be issued for trading independently at the festival.

This application process is open to individual businesses located within Derry City and Strabane District Council region and Walled City Market (WCM) traders that traded at WCM during its last year 2022 -2023

Trade Stand Fees

Costs shown below are for the duration of trading at the festival (4 days) for a 3 meter (frontage) x 3 meter trading space.


Fee per 3m x 3m space

Street Food
(Anything cooked/fried/baked/prepared at the stall for immediate consumption, including packed as take away for consuming later)

£528 plus VAT= £633.60

Bakery & Sweet Confections
(Non-cooked or cold food items that are rich in sugar and carbohydrates,
Sweets / Bakery / Cakes / Craft chocolates / Homemade chutneys, preserves, sauces / Artisan ice-cream / Hot drinks: Tea, Coffee)

£484 plus VAT = £580.80

(Ceramics / Jewellery / Knitwear / Textiles / Wood / Print / Photography / Glass /
Cosmetics / Metal / Miscellaneous)

£308 plus VAT = £369.60

Fast Selling
(Toys / Balloons / Light Up Toys )

£528 plus VAT= £633.60

Electric (if required to trade)
(1 x twin household socket / blue or red plug)

£20 plus VAT = £24.00

3m x 3m COUNCIL OWNED STALL (if you do not have your own)
There is a limited number of council owned pop-up stalls. Therefore, we cannot
guarantee provision of council owned stalls.

£66.67 plus VAT = £80.00

Traders that require a larger trading space will be charged accordingly. The above costs cover your trading licence, allocated pitch, 24 hour security and stall hire.

Download application form here and submit to Derry City & Strabane District Council by 12noon on Monday 8 April 2024.

Please note that applications received after this date and time will not be accepted.

Street cafes along the river front during the Foyle Maritime Festival. Picture Martin McKeown. 19.07.18