The Castlerea Festival will get underway later this evening and runs for 10 days. This is the 30th year of the festival.
The opening parade starts at 8.30pm and over the next 10 days there is a variety of events taking place in the town. There will be some traffic restrictions while the parade is making its way through the town tonight.
They include the opening of the new park and playground at the Demense on Sunday afternoon, a food exhibition in the Hub on Monday evening, a walk to Clonalis House on Tuesday, a photo exhibition in the Trinity Arts Centre on Wednesday evening, Michael English live on Thursday night, Pig Racing on Friday, the RSA Safety Shuttle and a Guns N Roses tribute band on Saturday August 4th, the Swimming Gala and Rose of Castlerea on Sunday week and the agricultural show on Bank Holiday Monday.