Colour Carnival festival to take place over bank holiday weekend

A new circus inspired festival will be held in Tullamore on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5.

The exciting new Colour Carnival festival will feature aerial acrobats, circus comedy, outdoor crafts, street theatre, gourmet fayre and Junk Kouture and art installations.

The Colour Carnival is essentially a festival celebrating the return of live music, theatre, comedy and the arts, featuring the very best of national and local artists. Breathing colour and life into the heart of the town with a large performance stage located at O’Connor Square, people can expect a street spectacle of colour, art, entertainment and culture installation.

There will also be some fantastic music entertainment by Jerry Fish who will bring his larger than life stage presence to the town and performances from Tumble Circus and Mariachi music to help everyone get in the carnival mood.

The headline shows will include acrobatics, juggling, clowning, music and graffiti arts demos. The audience will be wowed by a catwalk display from secondary school Junk Kouture fashion designers who will showcase their designs that are made from up-cycled materials and everyday junk.

Incredible local artists will also be showcasing their talents and bringing a weekend of pure joy to the midlands.

O’Connor Square will be closed to all vehicles on both days making it a safe space for this free event.

This event is funded by the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme Phase 3, Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and supported by Offaly County Council, Tullamore and District Chamber of Commerce and in association with Aidan Shortall of Up Close & Personal Promotions.