Tags: Merchant City Festival 2019, edinburgh international children's festival, ceilidhs, family, barrel making, performances

Our craft fair will move outdoors onto Albion Street and Bell Street to make way for festival activity in the Square. Expect to see our regular crafters and some new faces! 

On Thursday, the festival kicks off with a Carnival Street Party from 5-7pm followed by an after party in the Square from 7.30pm with live music and dancing!  

On Friday we'll have FREE family shows and performances running throughout the day from 10am - 3pm.  The shows are part of a collaboration with Edinburgh International Children's Festival.  We promise fun for all the family! 

On Saturday from 11-3pm,  we'll have exhibitions of barrel making by experienced coopers as part of the 450th and 100th anniversary celebrations of the Incorporation of Coopers of Glasgow and the National Cooperage Federation respectively. There will be the opportunity to build small barrels and games such as throw a bung in a box.

On Friday and Saturday we will be running two ceilidhs - a family ceilidh at 4pm and an evening ceilidh at 7pm.  Bring along your dancing shoes, let your hair down! 

Loads on in the Square for this year's festival - we hope to see you there.  Keep an eye on our social media for updates to programme. 



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