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Mt Hawthorn Streets and Lanes Festival 2017

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Back for its third big year, the streets of Mount Hawthorn will be transformed into the popular Streets and Lanes Festival.

Being held on Sunday 7th May between 11am and 7pm, this enormous free event is for everyone, and highlights the best of this vibrant community.

Mt Hawthorn Streets and Lanes Festival
Image courtesy Festival website


Highlights of the festival include exclusively WA market stalls, food, music and entertainment with plenty going on in the lanes of Mt Hawthorn, stretching along Scarborough Beach Road from Oxford Street to Coogee Street, as well as the streets around The Mezz to allow a relaxed and family-friendly festival. All of the major Mount Hawthorn restaurants and landmarks will be included in the celebrations, with attractions and al fresco offerings popping up along the lanes and streets.

There will be food stalls and pop-up bars across the Festival as well as a range of rides and activities for children and families at the Family Fun Zone.

According to the Festival website, 52% of the Mt Hawthorn population are children, and so there is a strong family focus to this free event, with Chairman of The Mount Hawthorn Hub Graham Congdon quoted as saying "The 2016 festival transformed Mount Hawthorn into an urban playground offering a fun, free, family day out. We look forward to welcoming visitors of all ages as we showcase Mount Hawthorn's vibrant and diverse character and the progressive retail, entertainment and hospitality options that we enjoy all year around."

Throughout the day there will live music and bands on multiple stages, plus roving performers and community art. There will even be a dog show with great prizes for four-legged members of the family, and you can register your dog here.

Mt Hawthorn Streets and Lanes Festival
The event will stretch across a number of major streets and lanes


Renewable energy is a feature of the event, with Synergy powering all of the lights, stages and temporary structures with renewable energy. They will also be giving away free popcorn to event-goers who participate in their special energy challenge at the Synergy stand.

Last year over 55,000 visited the Festival, with 2017 expected to be even bigger and better. Check out the organiser's website for up to date details about road closures and event parking.

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Why? Family friendly free event
When: Sunday May 7th from 11am to 7pm
Where: Scarborough Beach Road, Mt Hawthorn and surrounds
Cost: Free entry
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