Crowds flock to city festivals

Thousands of people flocked to Guildhall Square in the Cityside and St Columb’s Park in the Waterside at the weekend to sample some quality festival fun in the sun.

Kaya and Mya-Leigh Lynch were pictured enjoying their day at the Waterside Community Links Festival in St. Columb's Park. INLS3013-109KM
Kaya and Mya-Leigh Lynch were pictured enjoying their day at the Waterside Community Links Festival in St. Columb's Park. INLS3013-109KM

The city took on a truly European air, helped in no small way by the welcome summer sun, as shop owners set out tables and chairs encouraging customers to dine al fresco. For the first time in ages shop canopies were unfurled to help create shady pockets for those keen to get out of the heat.

Guildhall Square was thronged with customers and hungry punters eager to bag something different or just learn a bit more about cooking ‘fruit de mer’ on their visit to the ‘Flavours of the Foyle’ food festival.

Meanwhile, across the peace bridge and just to the side of the Ebrington complex, the Waterside Community Links Festival was in full swing, with side shows, stalls, bouncy castles, hot food stands, ice-cream stands, vendors and all manner of entertainment.

Kaya and Mya-Leigh Lynch were pictured enjoying their day at the Waterside Community Links Festival in St. Columb's Park. INLS3013-109KM

The TA brought their Army jeeps to the show, and there has a queue of people eager to have a peek up close at the workings of a Fire Service rescue tender.

Sentinel Reporter Olga Bradshaw was out and about with her mobile telephone and captured the images in the video attached.