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Free entertainment continues for local shoppers

Councillor Mark Baxter celebrates at the launch of the Love Craigavon schedule with hip hop dancers Alex and Jessie Whelan who will wow shoppers with their dance moves.

Councillor Mark Baxter celebrates at the launch of the Love Craigavon schedule with hip hop dancers Alex and Jessie Whelan who will wow shoppers with their dance moves.

Visitors to Craigavon are feeling well and truly loved this summer as they are being treated to an exciting schedule of free entertainment every Saturday. As if that wasn’t enough they are also being offered vouchers for lots of goodies, all while they visit the Borough’s tourist attractions, shop for their summer essentials in Portadown and Lurgan town centres or simply enjoy time out with friends.

Shoppers have been going along to the town centres to enjoy the Love Craigavon events organised by Craigavon Borough Council which kicked off at the end of July and continue this Saturday, August 9, with the magnificent Babcoc and Bobbins Street Circus Shows at 11am and 1pm in Portadown.

The remainder of the schedule includes even more live entertainment from stilt walkers, dance groups, jazz and even a teddy bears’ picnic. The events have been attracting shoppers far and wide to the town centres each week and are a big hit with children.

The U105 street teams are also on hand each week from 10am–12noon in Portadown. Lurgan and at Oxford Island giving out vouchers to passers-by so they can avail of lots of delicious treats in local coffee shops, restaurants and at partner visitor attractions.

The entertainment runs each Saturday from 10am until 2pm in Lurgan and Portadown town centres.

Cllr Mark Baxter, Chair of the Craigavon Borough Council’s Development Committee, said: “It’s great to see so many shoppers enjoying the jam-packed schedule of events and promotions for Craigavon this summer and we look forward to welcoming more visitors and locals to enjoy the remainder of the fun-filled entertainment we have taking place 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 who hasn’t done so already, to come along and join in the fun, enjoy the atmosphere, and 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 38313617.

Portadown Highlights

Saturday, August 9:

Babcoc and Bobbins Street Circus Shows at 11am and 1pm, offering an exciting mix of skills including juggling, diabolo, unicycling, stiltwalking plate spinning and fire juggling! Plus local musician Barry Tipping playing acoustic and the very talented Little Starz Dance Academy.

Saturday, August 16:

Teddy Bears Picnic at the Pleasure Gardens, River Bann. Teddy Bear Hospital, teddy bear mask making, magicians, supersize picture board (ideal for family photos), picnic blankets, drum circle.

Saturday, August 23:

Pamela Cassells School of Performance, Juggling Gent

Saturda, August 27:

Samba Band on Stilts“The Streetwise Samba Band have been beating their drums for 15 years”

 
 
 

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