Thousands turn out for a Grange Fest – A Celebration of Summer!

Dancing at Grange Fest

Published: 26th June 2017

Thousands of people flocked to Grange Park, Omagh on Saturday 24 June 2017 for Grange Fest – A Celebration of Summer.

Organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, the free family summer event included a jam packed programme of fun activities for all the family throughout the afternoon including a Guinness World Record attempt by Ryan Tracey from Duff Balloons.

Ryan, who recently reached the semi-finals on this year’s Britain’s Got Talent, successfully made 14 unique balloon models in 1 minute at the event – one more than the current record. Ryan’s attempt will now be considered by Guinness World Records for official verification.

Other entertainment on the day included clay crafting and kite making, birds of prey, biodiversity trail, circus skills, toddler activities with Sure Start, teambuilding and games with 4th Tyrone Scouts, sporting activities for all ages and abilities, dancing from ‘Chemshir’ of the Bulgarian Association NI and music from St Eugene’s Brass and Reed Band and Omagh Academy Samba Band.

Speaking at the event, Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Stephen McCann, said:

“We are fortunate to have at our disposal, such a wonderful shared space in which to host this event which really has something for everyone.  It is wonderful to see such a large crowd in the Grange Park today.  Events like this are what the Park was designed for and the improvements and refurbishment which were carried out in 2013 have made a big difference to its adaptability as a shared space venue.”

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