East Fremantle Festival. 8 December

Meray Baramily and Nikita Worthington, from George St Quarters and Merchants, with venue manager Mirco Tarducci and chef Melissa Palinkas, of Young and George, Barque owner Simon Milson and Mayor Jim O'Neill. Picture: Matt Jelonek           d446933
Meray Baramily and Nikita Worthington, from George St Quarters and Merchants, with venue manager Mirco Tarducci and chef Melissa Palinkas, of Young and George, Barque owner Simon Milson and Mayor Jim O'Neill. Picture: Matt Jelonek         d446933

GEORGE Street is the heart and soul of East Fremantle, and this weekend it will again be the centre of attention as it becomes awash with delicious food, beautiful wares and a lot of community spirit.

This year’s East Fremantle Festival will turn the popular local strip into a buzzing hive of activity, with local businesses like Barque, George Street Quarters, Northern Star and the Young George throwing open their doors to visitors, while stallholders from The George Street Artisan Markets sell their quality local arts and crafts.

Children are also well catered for with an array of free activities in Glasson Park, from face paintings, baby animals and bouncy castles to painting images of the Australian outback for a community mural.

East Fremantle Mayor Jim O’Neill said there would be something for everyone at the festival, including an Australian-feel to the day.

“There is an Australiana theme running through the festival this year with some of the food on offer, the live entertainment on stage, the roving entertainment and the free kids’ activities in the park,” he said.