Monday, August 14, 2023

Ormskirk Bank Holiday Festival set to return

Following its highly successful debut last year, the Ormskirk Bank Holiday Festival is set to return for a second time on August 27 from 11am to 7pm with outstanding live music, great family entertainment and irresistible food & drink for a vibrant end-of-summer celebration.

The Council has worked closely with its partners including the Moor Street Night Market, Proudhouse Entertainment, local artists and town centre businesses to stage the event. Festival-goers can look forward to outstanding performances from local acts such as Pocket Rockets and Red Men Don't Walk as well as an acoustic stage from E Rooms and character displays from children's entertainment group Luna Lush. Artisan wares, delicious food & drink experiences, street entertainers, community stalls, face painting and Silcocks fairground rides will all bring a buzz to the town centre, with something for everyone to enjoy.

Councillor Anne Fennell, portfolio holder for Communities said: "I'm delighted that the Bank Holiday event is set to return this year. With the incredible variety of local talent, artisan offers and fantastic community spirit, the weekend promises to be one to remember.

"With some of our brilliant local businesses and traders involved, plus the great work and commitment of council officers and partners, we hope to create a really successful and memorable event for our residents, visitors and local businesses that we can build on each year."

To compliment the event, we're also delighted that local artist Angie Thompson and fellow creatives will host The Butterfly Collector and Friends Nature event in Victoria Park. A quieter alternative to the vibrancy of the Bank Holiday festival, families will be welcomed to immerse themselves in an exciting family-friendly festival of arts, theatre and playfulness celebrating the incredible diversity of wildlife, plants and trees right at the heart of town.   

Families of all ages can explore, connect and discover nature by completing The Butterfly Collectors Treasure Trail, becoming tree detectives, curating a mini nature museum, learning through playful activities, and getting creative with nature art led by local artists. The artists will be based in Victoria Park and Garden from 11am till 3:30pm, and the trail will be fully accessible for wheelchairs and buggies. The nature event will be rounded off with the option for attendees to join a parade to show off their artistic endeavours.