FERMOY EN-FETE FOR FREE STREET FESTIVAL
The Fermoy Business Action Group (FBAG) will host the first in its series of summer festivals on this Saturday with Patrick Street being transformed for a fantastic day of fun guaranteed for all the family.
The initiative is the first of three planned festivals for the summer months with the intention of bringing people together and ensuring they enjoy themselves.
“Every town has something going on for the summer and we believe that Fermoy should be no different. Balloon It, who have a shop on Patrick Street, will decorate the whole area so that will add to the magical feel. Tell everyone to bring the kids along, if it’s a sunny day it will be fantastic,” one of the street festival organisers, Noel Barnes, told The Avondhu.
GETTING THINGS GOING
The Fermoy street festival will kick off at 2pm with a ceili to liven things up on the main stage located at Fitzgerald Place. There will be a dance area so all participants are welcome.
Other performers throughout the day include the Fermoy Choir, Castlelyons Gospel Choir, Little Mozarts as well as buskers, puppeteers and superheroes. While some of the entertainment will take place on the main stage, the rest will be performed on Patrick Street itself, which will be closed to traffic on the credit union side of the thoroughfare.
One of the main features of the afternoon will be the children’s Princess and Superhero parade which will take place on Patrick Street.
The festival action will then return to the main stage for the finale which will include ceili music and finish off with a kiddies disco on the street.
Chairman of FBAG, Dave Valentine said that the main aim of the festival is to bring people into Fermoy town.
“There was a very positive vibe about Fermoy after the Winter Wonderland and we hope to achieve the same feeling after Saturday’s event. By bringing people into the town we can show what Fermoy has to offer and hopefully people will return time and time again.”
Thanks to the co - operation of An Gardai Siochana and the town council, the main thoroughfare of Patrick Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic with diversions put in place around the quays.
Fitzgerald Place and Kent Street will also be closed from 1pm to traffic and people are asked to refrain from parking on Fitzgerald Place, Kent Street and Patrick Street from 11am on Saturday to facilitate the festival. Notices will be in place from this evening (Thursday) in relation to the parking restrictions.
Details of the festival and a timetable of events are available in stores throughout the town.
Friday 10th June 7:06pm