The days are definitely getting shorter now as we head into the Winter months but that doesn’t mean there is nothing to do in the evenings here in the Walled City, here’s a few of the great events we have on throughout October:
1 Slow Food Festival | 7 – 8 October
The Slow Food Festival returns to the city on the 7th and 8th October in a celebration of local, clean and fair food. The festival is expected to bring around 20 artisan producers to the Guildhall from the North West and other areas. Internationally renowned eco-chef, Tom Hunt will be this year’s special guest. Highlights from the event are a slow food market, a new craft beer garden, presentations from the chefs and not forgetting the kids – a petting farm, smoothie bike machine and much more! See more information here
2 Oktoberfest | 5 – 15 October
Experience a little slice of Munich right on your doorstep as Oktoberfest returns to the Walled City this October. Enjoy German cuisine and beer from Stein glasses as you take in live entertainment performed by fantastic local artists, tribute acts such as Belfast-based Oasis tribute Roll With It and comedians. See more information here.
3 Guildhall Organ Festival | 19 – 21 October
The Guildhall hosts the city’s inaugural organ festival in celebration of the recently restored organ with a wide variety of events which showcase this important piece of the Maiden City’s cultural heritage through primary School presentations, secondary school workshops and an organ masterclass. See more information here
4 City of Derry Choral Festival | 25 – 29 October
St Columb’s Hall welcomes back the City of Derry Choral Festival this October in a four-day event showcasing more than fifty choirs in a variety of concerts, competitions and workshops, with world-renowned vocal ensemble Tenebrae taking part in this year’s edition. The highlight of the weekend is sure to be the International Competition which involves eight choirs from eight countries competing for the Oak Tree of Derry trophy and £2000 cash prize. See more information here.
5 Halloween | 28 – 31 October
Come along and see why Derry~Londonderry is the BEST place to celebrate Halloween this year! Witness our famous celebrations with a jam-packed programme full of frightful events for the whole family. Kick off the celebrations as we awaken the walls with light, fire, sculpture and performances leading to a supernatural animation trail on and around the Walls. Enjoy a fantastic carnival on Halloween night before the Spooktacular Firework Display concludes the festivities. Check out places to stay over Halloween.