FOUR HUNDRED years of Lisburn's history will be celebrated in colourful style at the annual Mayor's Parade, which will wind its way through the city with a vast array of dancers, bands and floats on Saturday May 9.
Everyone will be entertained by the fusion of culture that will celebrate the 400th anniversary with representations from all of the communities across the city including sultry tunes from local instrumental bands, a Laughing Cavalier from the Wallace Trust, homage to the Huguenots, the great inventor Harry Ferguson and the Suffragettes, Chinese dragon dancers and a range of colourful floats paying tribute to the Linen Industry and the various families who have helped shape the Lisburn we know today.
During the launch of the parade, Mayor Councillor Ronnie Crawford, was given a taster of what can be expected on the day, and he was delighted.
" I am looking forward to leading the spectacular line up that has been planned for this year through the City" the Mayor said. "The involvement of local individuals, schools and community groups will ensure that Lisburn celebrates the momentous occasion of its 400th Anniversary in style.
"I would encourage everyone to come along on May 9, to watch the parade as it travels through the City and then visit Wallace Park to enjoy the Family Fun Day."
The parade will leave Lagan Valley Island at approximately 1pm before making its way through the City Centre to Wallace Park, where the Family Fun Day will get underway, providing a range of kids' activities and family entertainment for an action-packed afternoon to be enjoyed by all ages.