Final preparations underway for Omagh’s Midsummer Carnival

Published: 10th June 2015

With less than two weeks to go until this year’s Omagh Midsummer Carnival, participants are putting the final touches to their props and costumes for the spectacular carnival parade on Saturday 20 June 2015.

The carnival parade, which leaves Omagh County Primary School at 1 pm, will create a sea of colour that will flow through Omagh town centre before arriving at Grange Park on the Mountjoy Road for an afternoon of fun family activities.

Admission to the event and its associated activities at Grange Park is free of charge.

The theme of this year’s Midsummer Carnival is ‘Light, Bright and Beautiful’ and this year’s event will be awash with colour, culture, music, dance and entertainment. The Omagh Midsummer Carnival is organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council.

From 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm Grange Park will play host to a fun packed afternoon of family activities including performances by local children and adults. Authentic traditional drum and dance from West Africa will be provided by the prestigious Ghanaian group ‘Akrowa’ who are making a special appearance in Omagh at the Midsummer Carnival.

There will also be interactive shows by W5, which look at forces and chemical reactions – including Newton’s Laws of Motion – acid-base reactions, gyroscopic force plus lots more.

Ireland’s largest most active Irish language theatre, Fíbín, will perform ‘The Blind Seal’, a highly visual show uses music, storytelling and live art to tell the story of the Blind Seal in Irish and English.

Further entertainment at Grange Park from 1.00 pm includes special appearances by Optimus Prime and Iron Man, Clown Comedy and magic shows, performances and demonstrations by Omagh Leisure Complex dance and fitness tutors including taster sessions, St Eugene’s band performing at 1.30 pm, face mask design, colourful sand painting, crafting clay and tree trail treasure hunt devised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Biodiversity Officer.

In addition to the full programme of activity, there will also be food stalls, face painting, balloon modelling, bouncy castle, carnival games and much more.

To facilitate Omagh’s Midsummer Carnival there will be no parking at the Grange on Saturday 20 June 2015

For further information please telephone Omagh Visitor Information Centre on 028 8224 7831 or download the Carnival programme from the related files section on this page.

Downloads

Related Files
Midsummer Carnival Programme 2015
3 MB | pdf | 12 Jun 2015

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