Newmarket Summer Festival 2015

Newmarket Summer Festival

Newmarket Summer Festival. Photo by Eileen O’Connor

One week to go until Newmarket Summer Festival 2015 kicks off with it’s annual opening parade.  The two schools will be closing their doors next Friday the 26th and what better way to celebrate than to head into town to take part in (or watch) the parade and head back to Turbett’s funfair for the evening.  This years festival will be opened by this years young scientists.

The week is jam packed with different events: the ever popular walk about quiz and car treasure hunt; the family day in the Island wood followed by the enchanted evening (pack a picnic and a nice bottle of wine and enjoy some soothing live classical music), the poc fada, the ladies of the rings nights, american tea party, a father Ted night,  along with many other events throughout the week.

The local pubs along with Safari’s niteclub will be hosting live music and other events throughout the week.  Don’t miss the Mayoral ‘Election’ which is being run by the development association.  The last few weeks have seen a hotly tested campaign between our two mayoral candidates, Maura Sheahan and Daniel O’Doherty in this Mock Mayoral election.  The candidate with the highest amount of money raised will be crowned ‘Mayor of Newmarket’ for the next two years.  The electoral night is sure to be a fantatsic night out in the Rock Bar.  All money raised will be spent on new Christmas Lights for the town.

If you’d like to get the full programme of events you can find it on the festival committee website below: