The simplicity of the title belies just how amazing Coogee Live is set to be over the weekend of 7-8 March 2020 from 10am to 9pm on Saturday and 11am to 6pm on Sunday at Socrates Park, Socrates Parade, Coogee, and it's a FREE community event.
You'll find the full program HERE so you can work out dates and times of events, with some requiring registration, with more to be announced. Hence keep your finger on the pulse and stay updated via the website, Facebook page or event page. This year's festival will take place across 4 connecting hubs and worlds, each with their own unique identity, including the newly added Ocean Kitchen Garden. Together on offer, you'll have over 80 shows, demos, workshops, activities and installations to enjoy and explore as follows.
LiveLighter Community Hub - FREE maker and DIY workshops and markets or take in some incredible theatre, cinema and performances on the Community Stage
Nova Jetty Sessions - Sandcastle competitions, visits from the mermaids, sand sofas, live music, SUP and dive lessons, barefoot dance classes and Orbs acrobatic displays
LiveLighter Omeo Hub - the chill hub and home to fairies and pirates telling stories of maritime history and leading you on a sprawling adventure. Games, activities and circus workshops for the kids and live music, yoga and more
Ocean Kitchen Garden - a world of food and sustainability showcasing local produce and producers, artisan fare, pop-up style restaurants, workshops, hands-on cooking demos, Q&A sessions with some of WA's top chefs and more
With so much happening at an event bursting with an exciting range of cultural, food & beverage and wellness experiences for everyone to enjoy, there's always a need for VOLUNTEERS. Applications close on Thursday 13 February, so if you'd like to be a part of this exciting event, fill in the VOLUNTEER APPLICATION.
Kids are going to have a ball at the FREE Cooking Classes with Jordan and Anna Bruno. Be sure to register so they can learn how to make delicious wood-fired pizza using the best local produce and of course they get to eat their creation at the end. If you have kids with a competitive edge, they can enter the Sandcastle Competition. A friendly comp making the most of sand and sea, it's for kids of all ages to try their hand at sand sculpting. Winners will receive Coogee Live dinner vouchers.
If the children just want to take in shows, they'll find Curtis & Martha's Ocean Adventure Show at the LiveLighter Community Hub. Adventure Kids Entertainment specialise in providing original kids shows featuring awesome characters that will delight children and adults. Their family friendly shows are fun, interactive and memorable and are proudly made in WA.
If you're heading to the event sustainably on a bike, there's a FREE secure VIP Bikewise Valet Bike Parking service near the Coogee Beach Tennis Courts and the LiveLighter-Community Hub. Some lucky riders will also score a free bike check and tune by the bike experts at BikeWise. You can also get tips to help your children ride on two wheels via balance bikes and Bikewise Balance Bike Sessions. Bring your own bike or try one of theirs.
Mermaids are for everyone! Head down to the Coogee Beach and watch the water closely. You just might see a mermaid pop up so stay and play and chat with these friendly creatures and make sure you get a pic with them as well. They tell tales of ocean life, grant mermaid wishes and give soggy cuddles, sandy high-fives and the occasional cheeky splash. Ask them how to keep our precious oceans clean and do your bit by collecting 3 pieces of litter. Grab a 'Take 3 for the Sea' selfie at the Clean Ocean Cockburn stand (just near the mermaids),post it on Facebook or Instagram tagging #take3fortheseacockburn and go into the competition to win a trip to Rottnest!
There's so much entertainment and activities on hand, you really need to peruse the program for ALL events, and don't forget, there's even more to come! Enjoy music from Grace Barbe who hails from the sunburnt Indian Ocean islands of the Seychelles. Her music fuses the tropical rhythms and dances of the slaves with psychedelic rock, afrobeat, reggae and pop. Joan & The Giants are emotionally raw, poetic, fiercely powerful yet ambient, with booming drums and soaring vocals; a perfect mixture of many different sounds, styles and genres, ultimately cultivated into an alt-pop sound.
A large sized Pin Wall invokes a lot of fun for the whole family as does an engaging showcase of some of the amazing makers at the Makers Market. You could also try some FREE Scuba Diving with Perth Scuba, so bring your bathers, towel, and sun protection. All dive equipment will be provided and you'll be fitted for your experience. Check-in at their registration tent in the LiveLighter Omeo Hub and they will take you down into the water from there. This HUGE event needs to be experienced to be believed, so take family and friends and head down for a full-on fun day at Coogee Live.