Visitors to Craigavon are sure to feel well and truly loved this summer as they will be treated to an exciting schedule of free entertainment, as well as vouchers for lots of goodies, all while they visit the Borough’s tourist attractions, shop for their summer essentials in Lurgan and Portadown town centres or simply enjoy time out with friends.
The Love Craigavon events, which have been organised by Craigavon Borough Council, will take place every Saturday until 30th August.
The schedule of events – which will include live entertainment in the form of awe-inspiring magicians, great live jazz, hilarious street circus shows, dance groups and even a teddy bears’ picnic – is set to attract shoppers to the town centres every Saturday and prove to be a big hit with children.
The U105 street teams will also be on hand every Saturday from 10am–12noon in Lurgan, Portadown and at Oxford Island.
They will be giving out vouchers to passers-by so they can avail of lots of delicious treats in some of the local coffee shops, restaurants and at partner visitor attractions.
Highlights this weekend include Juggling Gent and FADD Studios (Fiona Bawn Thompson).
The Love Craigavon schedule officially kicked off on Saturday, with entertainment running from 10am until 2pm in Lurgan and Portadown town centres.
The magnificent Streetwise Samba Band on stilts brought a South American feel to Lurgan town centre, while, at the same time, Portadown was treated with performances from the Martello Jazz Band as well as young magician Colm Fitzpatrick.
Cllr Mark Baxter, Chair of the Craigavon Borough Council’s Development Committee, said: “I’m delighted to announce this jam-packed schedule of events and promotions for Craigavon this summer and look forward to welcoming visitors and locals alike to enjoy the fun-filled entertainment each week.
“Craigavon has a great selection of shops and tourist attractions and with the variety of events on offer, visitors are in for an extra special treat!
“I’d like to extend a warm invitation to everyone to come along and join in the fun, enjoy the atmosphere, andmaybe pick up a treat from one of our campaign partners.”
For further information about events taking place as part of the Love Craigavon summer schedule, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/discovercraigavon, visit www.discovercraigavon.com or phone 028 3831 3617.