With a theme of ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go!’ and three new performance venues, festivalgoers were encouraged to use their imaginations and creativity as they enjoyed two days of free family-friendly fun.
Highlights included the festival’s fourth Twilight Lantern Parade with more than 1400 taking part.
The Community Choral project,with a record number of participants, filled the Commonwealth Cube with the sound of The Beatles, and Di Filippo Marionette’s Hanging by a Thread puppet show made its Australian debut.
There were also comedians, jugglers, magicians and musicians, live murals being painted, a bustling festival marketplace and the popular sideshow alley.
Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said the festival was regarded as the region’s biggest cultural event, attracting local, national and international performers.
“We have again had people come from all over the Perth metropolitan area to experience what this festival has to offer,” he said.
He acknowledged the many organisers, volunteers, parade entrants, community performers, professional artists and staff who made this year’s festival possible.