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This year’s festival will be a mixture of the traditional horse fair, local music and entertainment combined with traditional craft demonstrations and workshops. Back by popular demand, the exciting Soapbox Derby race returns for the second year and will take place on Thursday 23 May. The colourful May Fair Parade on Saturday 25 May will host many participants and local groups, live music delighting fans of all ages, before the fireworks finale. A week full of family fun activities, amusements, street performers, local movies, tea dance, shows and much more.
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From Tuesday 21 May from 09:30 to Sunday 26 May at 00:00
Harrier Way car park and street will be closed to traffic.
Tuesday 21 May
Due to the May Fair taking place Main Street will be closed from 09:30 to 17:30 from Avondale Drive to the Square.
Thursday 23 May
The Ballyeaston Road will be closed from 17:30 to 20:30 to facilitate the Soapbox Derby Race. Cars should not park on the road during the day to allow for set up. Signage will be in place.
The Square Car Park will also be closed on Tuesday 21 May and Saturday 25 May and will be partially open throughout the May Fair Festival on other days.
Limited free parking spaces will be available at Sixmile Leisure Centre from Sunday 19 May through until Sunday 26 May at Sixmile to facilitate the May Fair amusements. The public should use the local Presbyterian Church car parks off the Doagh Road throughout the Festival and on Saturday 25 May additional car parking is available at Ballyclare High School.