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Kilkeel gets jiving with free vintage festival!

We are delighted to be working on the fantastic GI Jive Festival this month. Kilkeel Esplanade is to be transported back in time to the 1940s for the B/E Aerospace GI Jive Festival on the 26th July from 12 pm to 6 pm.

Kilkeel gets jiving with free vintage festival!

We are delighted to be working on the fantastic GI Jive Festival this month. Kilkeel Esplanade is to be transported back in time to the 1940s for the B/E Aerospace GI Jive Festival on the 26th July from 12 pm to 6 pm.

The B/E Aerospace GI Jive Festival commemorates and celebrates the run up to D Day by whisking you back to wartime in the Mournes, when American soldiers descended on the US Air Force bases in Kilkeel and the wider Mourne area.

The sights and sounds of 1940s wartime will be brought to life with a range of free, thrilling activities. The Esplanade will be home to a number of re-enactments and living exhibitions together with exhilarating battle skirmishes.

The event will also be host to the “GI Jive Tea Dance Tent” which will get you Lindy Hopping with performances from Swingabella and Siobhan Petit as well as authentic vintage fashions from Living Vintage.

Come join in the atmosphere with a bit of have-a-go fun by being put through your paces by the onsite Sergeant Major at the encampments or with your own land girl to GI bride makeover.

The festival is a treat for all the senses, giving you a taste of Americana with donuts, hot dogs and American beer tasting. For those of you with more delicate tastes, afternoon tea will be served in the GI Jive tea dance marquee.

The Kilkeel Development Association will be holding a wide range of events in the run up to the GI Jive Festival. Activities including fishing competitions, knit and natter clubs, tea dances, historical craft classes and fireworks displays will be held across Kilkeel from Saturday 19th to 25th July.

For more information please visit www.gijivefestival.com

We hope to see you there!

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