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Colour and pageantry at Lisburn mayor's big parade

By Staff Reporter

Published 16/05/2016

Participants in the Crowns and Coronets carnival parade and family fun day in Lisburn. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
Participants in the Crowns and Coronets carnival parade and family fun day in Lisburn. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
Participants in the Crowns and Coronets carnival parade and family fun day in Lisburn
Participants in the Crowns and Coronets carnival parade and family fun day in Lisburn. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
Mayor Thomas Beckett with a bird of prey

The streets of Lisburn became a sea of colour as a carnival parade made its way through the city.

More than 10,000 people attended the inaugural City of Lisburn & Castlereagh mayor's carnival parade and family fun day on Saturday.

The parade was themed Crowns and Coronets to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.

A host of international carnival performers, fairy tale royalty, musicians and colourful floats combined with local school and community groups to create a lavish pageant.

The majestic display looped its way through the city to Wallace Park, where crowds were entertained under glorious blue skies.

Following in the theme of the parade, members of the public were greeted by magical princes and princesses as the enchanting royal couples meandered through the park.

Funds raised from this year's event go to the mayoral charity, The Mary Peters Trust.

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