Countdown to Zero in Louth

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The countdown to a sizzling Summer of events for all the fmaily has started in Louth.

A multitude of different attractions will be staged in the town, all under the umbrella of the Louth Zero Degrees Festival.

On Friday June 21 Poetry in the Park will be held at Spout Yard Park from 3pm to 5pm to celebrate the Summer Solstice.

Everyone is invited to take part and read something out.

Party in the Pews is at St James’s Church on June 21 from 6pm, with Louth’s got talent and Brazilian drumming.

The Louth Slow Motion Marathon sets off at Spout Yard Park at 11am on Saturday June 29 - though heaven knows when it will finish!

Jimmy Cricket, famous for his catchphrase ‘...and there’s more!’ brings his laughter show to Louth Town Hall on Friday July 5.

It is part of the Louth Comedy Festival which features lots of other comedians.

Follow the Louth Visual Art Trail around various venues from July 5 to 14 with work by up to 40 local artists.

Don’t miss a Vintage Day with Dancing in the Streets in the Cornmarket on Sunday July 7.

Dress up in the fashion of the decade of your choice and dance to live music.

The Louth Food Festival on Sunday July 14 will be bigger than ever with traders and entertainment extending down Eastgate for the first time for this popular event.

Now in its fourth year, the festival will fill the town from 10am to 4pm with nearly 100 stalls showcasing the excellence and variety of the area’s local produce plus some with an international flavour. There will be an all-day programme of music and entertainment.

Festival brochures are available from Louth Library as well as the Tourist Information Centre and participating venues.