Omagh’s Summer Carnival a huge success

Published: 20th June 2016

Thousands turned out for Omagh’s Summer Carnival, ‘A Taste of Summer’ at the OASIS Plaza on Saturday 18 June where the full to bursting programme of entertainment and fine weather guaranteed an enjoyable afternoon out for all the family.

The free family extravaganza, organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, brought the sights and sounds of the carnival to Omagh with a jam packed programme of dance, drama, music, circus skills, African drumming, face painting, balloon modelling and street entertainment.

In celebration of Tourism NI’s Year of Food and Drink there were also a number of food stalls offering a culinary taste of summer with ice cream, milk shakes, crepes and cupcakes.

Welcoming people to the event on Saturday, Chairperson of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Mary Garrity, said:

“Today promises to be a great day out for all ages and interests. I encourage people to make the most of their day out in Omagh by visiting shops and restaurants which are located just a short walk from the centrally located OASIS Plaza.”

Councillor Garrity also expressed her thanks to all those involved in the carnival, saying:

“I would like to thank all the carnival participants for their contribution to what I know will be an extremely enjoyable afternoon. Without your participation this event would not be possible.

I would also like to thank Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s events team for putting together such a rich and diverse programme for our entertainment this afternoon.”

Performances on the day included pupils from Omagh County and Holy Family primary schools performing with a world class beat boxer and musicians from Sri Lanka; local Dramatise Youth Theatre presenting the “Mad Hatters Tea Party,” Eskra Community Arts Group performing hip hop dancing and Tae Kwan Do; Music Matters plus others.

The hands on workshops in African drumming; circus skills; cup cake decorating; and balloon modelling also proved to be a great hit throughout the afternoon where people were able to get involved and have lots of fun!

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