Leedypalooza: first Leedy Streets Open event a roaring success

Leedypalooza was the first of four Sunday events in which Leederville town centre streets are closed to cars for family friendly entertainment.
Pictures: Anthony Tran
Leedypalooza was the first of four Sunday events in which Leederville town centre streets are closed to cars for family friendly entertainment. Pictures: Anthony Tran

PEOPLE came in droves to the first Leedy Streets Open event Leedypalooza on the weekend.

The Leederville town centre was closed to cars and open to families to wander and enjoy free entertainment on Oxford Street, with similar events happening every Sunday until March 4.

City of Vincent Mayor Emma Cole said two of the Sunday events were a tie-in with Fringe Festival.

“We trialled this last March, and the response from the local community, traders and visitors was really positive, with data showing more people came to Leederville and lingered longer,” she said.

“With the fantastic line up of events happening in Leederville over the next few weeks, we’re expecting this year to be even bigger and better.”

Leedypalooza returns on February 18 from 1.30pm to 9pm with Dancing in the Streets, but on February 25 the events coincide with the West Coast Eagles versus Port Adelaide game at the Leederville Oval and goes from 1.30pm to 9pm.

The final event on March 4 will feature artists, activations and live entertainment from 3pm until 9pm.

For more information, call 9273 6000.

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