End August 2015 events Carrickfergus Parks

Sunflower Competition – NOW!

It’s time to measure your sunflower! Entrants aged 15 and under should measure the size of their sunflower during the last week of August using a metric tape measure and complete the entry form, and return by the 1st September to: Carrickfergus in Bloom, Museum & Civic Centre, 11 Antrim Street, Carrickfergus. Application forms are available from Council buildings, local press or can be downloaded at: www.carrickfergusinbloom.org/sunflower.htm

Outdoor Theatre – A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Friday 28th August

On Friday 28th August 2015 in Shaftesbury Park, Carrickfergus. Gates open 6.30pm, show starts 7.30pm. Set on that most dangerous of nights when fairies are abroad and nothing is as it seems four young, unsuspecting, lovers become entangled in their magical affray and soon no mortals are safe in those bewitched and bewitching woods outside Athens….  Admission is FREE but entry is strictly on a first come, first-served basis, so arrive early to avoid disappointment. Link: http://www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk/events/outdoor-theatre-a-midsummer-nights-dream

Salthill Community Fun Day – Saturday 29th August

Come along to the community fun day on Saturday 29th August from 12 to 4pm. at Salthill Playing Fields, Carrickfergus. There will be plenty of fun for all the family including an assault course, bungee run, bouncy castles, petting zoo and much more! FREE Event.  Link: http://www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk/events/community-fun-day-carrickfergus

Teddy Bears Picnic, Carrickfergus – Monday 31st August

If you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise… the annual and always very popular Teddy Bears’ Picnic returns to Marine Gardens on Monday 31st August 2015 from 12 to 4pm. The event features an abundance of teddy bear- themed entertainment for all of the family! Particularly aimed at pre-school and primary school children. FREE Event. Link: http://www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk/events/teddy-bears-picnic-carrickfergus

 

10K Race Storming The Castle and Fun Run

Poster for 10K race and Fun Run
Storming The Castle 10K race and Fun Run

Storming the Castle – 10k Race and Kids Fun Run

 Online Registration is Still Open, closing on Monday 24th Aug 12 midnight. Join us on the 30th August 2015 for Carrickfergus Storming the Castle 10k.

There will be 2 races – 10k and a Kids Fun Run (1 mile). The 10k event begins at 2pm at The Amphitheatre, Prince William Way, Carrickfergus. The Fun Run begins at 1pm at The Amphitheatre and also finishes there. The 10k finishes at The Castle.

Great prizes in the Male, Female and Youth categories. Every entrant will receive a goody bag and the run will be followed by hot food and refreshments for the kids at The Amphitheatre and bouncy castle, archery and face painting on The Castle Green. All 10k race finishers will receive hot food and refreshments in Carrickfergus Castle courtyard.

Competitors will need to pick up their packs before the race at The Amphitheatre between 11am and 1pm.

Anyone wishing to enter on the day must be at the The Amphitheatre from 11am to 12:45pm.

COST: Online Registration before 24th Aug – 10K Run (over 15 years): £13 Affiliated and £15 Non-Affiliated. On the day registration – £18.

The Kids Fun Run is FREE

Online Registration Link: http://registration.precisiontiming.net/events/preview?id=315&EventNAme=Storming_the_Castle_10k_Carrickfergus

Carrickfergus in Bloom Competitions for Young People

Sunflower
Tallest Sunflower Competition

Sunflower Competition

This annual competition has been arranged to encourage our younger gardening enthusiasts to actively assist in Carrickfergus’s entry to the Translink ‘Ulster in Bloom’ Competition. Entrants aged 15 and under should measure the size of their sunflower during the last week of August using a metric tape measure and complete the entry form, and return by the 1st September to: Carrickfergus in Bloom, Museum & Civic Centre, 11 Antrim Street, Carrickfergus. Application forms are available from Council buildings, local press or can be downloaded at: www.carrickfergusinbloom.org/sunflower.htm

Poetry and Painting Competitions
Poetry and Painting Competitions

Carrickfergus in Bloom Painting and Poetry Competitions

You might also be interested in our Carrickfergus in Bloom Painting and Poetry competitions. This annual competition has been arranged to encourage the Borough’s younger citizens to actively assist in our Ulster in Bloom campaign. The competition is open to all those aged 15 and under. Application forms are available from Council buildings, local press or can be downloaded at www.carrickfergusinbloom.org/cib_paint_leaflet.pdf