Kinder, gentler or same old Orange?
There are many such flashpoints still around, however. Recently a Catholic was kicked to death by a Loyalist mob after the Glasgow Rangers soccer club won the Scottish League. Several Orange halls were attacked by extreme Republicans in the run up to the Orange marches.
Certainly the marching season has simmered down and is no longer the focus of huge tension and fears for public safety.
Getting it to the next phase, where it can be celebrated as a part of history with no present day overtones of triumphalism, is a much bigger step.
Orangefest organizers deserve credit for trying, but it remains to be seen if it can be successful.