Lixnaw Is Inviting Us All To Their Inaugural Summer Festival

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Organisers are getting ready for a fantastic Lixnaw Summerfest.

IT’S going to be an event-filled weekend in Lixnaw as the village comes alive to enjoy the inaugural Lixnaw Summer Festival.

There’s an outdoor movie screening, music, tug of war, indoor and outdoor entertainment and so much more to look forward to this coming weekend.

On Saturday August 12, Kerry Film Festival brings “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory to an open-air cinema in the village and the fun levels will continue to soar with a day of family-based activities on Sunday, August 13.

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On Saturday night, Lixnaw GAA pitch will be transformed into a stunning outdoor cinema.

The event is free but places are limited so booking is essential. Tickets can be booked by clicking here

“After arranging the movie night with Kerry Film Festival, a few of us thought it might be a nice idea to build on it and try and encourage the community spirit that the ‘Welcome Home Week’ used to capture,” explained Tom Nolan.

“There’s a lot of new, young families in Lixnaw so just a pure family centred day was the idea that immediately jumped out at us.”

The Family Fun Day kicks off at 2pm on Sunday at Lixnaw GAA grounds. A host of activities have been lined up, all of which will be free. For kids, there are both outdoor and indoor games and entertainment.

Outdoor activities include an obstacle course, water race, giant Jenga, horseshoe throwing, skittles, make-up demonstrations, face painting and much, much more. There’s even a bold corner, with some stocks, for kids to put disruptive parents in for a time out!

Indoor activities include a Teddy Bear Clinic, board games, storytelling, open mic and colouring competitions. We haven’t forgotten about the Mammies and Daddies either. There will be a strongest man contest, a limbo competition, Lixnaw’s version of “The Cube” and the obligatory Tug-of-War.

There will also be a stage to showcase local talent. Lixnaw CCÉ and other local musicians and DJ’s will perform on the day.

“The support and encouragement we have received from volunteers and local businesses to date has been phenomenal. This is a community project and we want the entire parish to come onboard. It is very important to us that this festival be as inclusive as possible. The Family Fun Day will be autism friendly and there will be a sensory room on site for anyone wanting a little break from the madness,” said Tom Ward.

The Lixnaw Summer Fest Committee would like to thank all those who have supported the festival thus far, including Lixnaw GAA who provided them with a fantastic venue, Little Leaders Childcare who are helping with the indoor Kids Club, Lixnaw Community First Responders who are providing First Aid cover for the Festival and local businesses who are sponsoring lighting towers for the Movie Night and materials for the Fun Day games.

For more information and some sneak previews follow LixnawSummerFest on Facebook by clicking here

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