So much to see and do as events season comes to town...
MUSIC, art, delicious gingerbread and fabulous cars are all on the menu at a series of great summer events in Ormskirk for 2017.
Council leader Cllr Ian Moran said: “Visitors can find so much to enjoy in Ormskirk so people who haven’t visited recently really should come and take a look.
“A range of facilities, including a large number of independent shops and restaurants, are complemented by Ormskirk Market every Thursday and Saturday which goes from strength to strength.
“With many exciting events also due to take place, Ormskirk really is the place to be this summer.”
ART lovers won’t want to miss the fabulous Lancashire Open Exhibition at the Chapel Gallery which is running now until Wednesday, September 6.
This vibrant exhibition, formerly known as the West Lancashire Open Exhibition, is a superb collection of art by accomplished artists from across the UK and is a highlight in the region’s arts calendar.
More than 150 artworks will be on display at the event from a wide range of artistic media.
ORMSKIRK Gingerbread Festival on Saturday, July 29 has a huge range of fun attractions for all the family from 10am4pm.
Children can enter the gingerbread competition with prizes donated by local shops and businesses.
There will also be vintage games for them to play.
The whole family can enjoy music from the Songbirds Community Choir, Ormskirk Ukulele Band, the Burscough Street Disco and the Fairground organ played by Warinus Strode.
Circus entertainers will be provided by Edge Hill University.
The Gingerbread Festival is organised by Ormskirk Community Partnership (OCP) and supported by the Ormskirk Town Centre Management Group.
OCP and local historian Gerard Swarbrick will have displays of photos and maps of Ormskirk from different eras.
OCP will have other heritage materials on show, and Ormskirk and District Family History Group can advise people on tracing family history.
The heritage theme continues with tours of Ormskirk Parish Church.
FOOD lovers will have their tastebuds tickled at the Moor Street Night Market this Saturday, July 29, 6.30pm9.30pm.
Local food and drink establishments will set up on the street to serve mouthwatering food as well as cocktails, craft beers and artisan gin.
Other street food purveyors will also be selling food, and there will be live music and street entertainment.
Entry is free and the event is supported by the Ormskirk Town Centre Management Group.
MUSIC fans are in a for a real treat at the Summer Music Festival in Coronation Park, with concerts at the bandstand every Saturday and Sunday from July 29 to August 26.
THEN on Sunday, August 27 crowds will flock to the town for Ormskirk MotorFest (see p28).
These events link in with the Ormskirk Town Centre Strategy, which aims to see more events in Ormskirk town centre.