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The accent is on a family day in the streets of Mt Hawthorn
Great fun at this Festival
The streets and small lanes of Mount Hawthorn will be transformed into a vibrant "festival zone" on Sunday 6th May, 2018 for this year's Mount Hawthorn Streets and Lanes Festival presented by Kleenheat.
The festival will start at 11.00 am and go through till 7.00 pm, along Scarborough Beach Road between Oxford Street (at Axford Park) and Coogee Street, down Oxford Street (to Wilberforce Street) and throughout the surrounding side streets including Flinders, Fairfield and Hobart Streets, and incorporating The Mezz shopping centre - it will flow on into nooks and crannies in the Mt Hawthorn area!
This annual community celebration is presented by the area's local trading collective, the Mount Hawthorn Hub.
Last year, about 70,000 people attended this festival, and organisers are hoping that they will get similar crowds again this year to enjoy attractions for all ages and tastes.
The City of Vincent Mayor, Emma Cole said the Streets and Lanes Festival is the perfect family day out. Emma went on to say - "It's a celebration of everything that's amazing about living in and visiting Mount Hawthorn."
This festival is very culturally diverse and includes celebrations by the Aboriginals for the Noongar Djeran season.
There will be local artworks inspired by this season and produced in workshops with local school students.
There will be so much to do at this festival and some of the things include the following:
Live music ranging from jazz to indie rock to acoustic, with entertainment stages featuring bands, DJs, big bands, soloists and local performers
Plenty of varied food with alfresco dining from local restaurants and cafes
Pop-up street bars
An Aboriginal art exhibition
Family fun including petting zoos, a special kids zone of free activities, a sideshow alley and face painting
Is this a bubble or what?
Weird and wonderful art activations throughout the precinct
Plenty of market stalls and shops with local retailer specials
A choreographed umbrella performance by local school students
Umbrellas at Mt Hawthorn Festival
Roving entertainers that will perform around the festival all day
One of the roving performers at last year's Festival
The return of the much-lauded John Carey Dog Show
LADYBIRD MARKETS The event is on just a week before Mothers' Day and The Ladybird Market will take over Fairfield Street once again, with their amazing line up of Perth creatives. At these markets, there are seriously amazing selections of really different, locally made products by inspired Perth creatives. They will have a street dedicated to these artisans and designers, as well as delicious dessert treats.
There will be quality, locally handmade and designed products, artworks, accessories, decor and more, many of which will make perfect gifts for Mums!
Hawaiian's General Manager of Shopping Centres, Alison Reid said the Mount Hawthorn Streets and Lanes Festival presented by Kleenheat is a fabulous community event offering a fun, and free day out for the whole family.
The shopping centre, The Mezz (in Scarborough Beach Road) is well known to locals and visitors alike and they have been involved with this festival for many years.
If you are a local business, partner or stall holder and you want to be involved in the festival, you can register your interest at www.upbeatevents.com.au.
The Mount Hawthorn Streets and Lanes Festival presented by Kleenheat is also supported by the Mount Hawthorn Hub with thanks to the City of Vincent and community sponsor, Hawaiian.
Mark the date in your diary!
A full programme for the Mount Hawthorn Streets and Lanes Festival presented by Kleenheat will be released in the coming weeks.
MT HAWTHORN HUB
The Mount Hawthorn Hub is a non-profit community organisation for people who enjoy one of Perth's most enchanting cafe strips. Mount Hawthorn is friendly and has its own sense of community and diversity.
The hub brings together local residents, retailers and community groups who want to save this unique identity that is Mount Hawthorn, as well as making it a welcoming place to live, work and play.
They "encourage and promote the diversity, lifestyle and retail environment in Mount Hawthorn by building a unique sense of identity through the organisation of local events, creative projects and streetscape improvements."
The Hub is run by an enthusiastic group of volunteers who live and/or work in Mt Hawthorn.