Jacaranda festival promises family-fun

Jacaranda festival promises family-fun

THE organisers of the Rotary Jacaranda Festival are promising more activities for kids as this year’s event.

A crowd of between 10,000 and 12,000 people is expected to descend into Applecross Village this Saturday to check out more than 160 stalls, family-friendly entertainment and on-stage performances for the Applecross Rotary-run festival.

Festival organising committee member Kate Zappa said the Purple Brick Road would debut at this year’s event.

“Kids will be encouraged to visit five locations across the festival to collect a stamp and when all are collected they will receive a small treat and be entered into the draw to win a family pass for four to Rottnest, along with vouchers to use on the island,” she said.

“What I really love about this event is the opportunity it gives to so many people – makers, small business owners, local kids, up-and-coming performers – to showcase themselves in their own community.”

d496923 Local kids Evelyn Price (5), Bailey Caithness (8), Maddison Price (4) and Jackson Caithness (6) are excited for this year’s Rotary Jacaranda Festival. Picture: Andrew Ritchie

The family friendly entertainment includes a bouncy castle, petting farm, face painters, balloon twisting, bubbles and street theatre.

All day on-stage entertainment includes performances from Southside Symphony Orchestra, Leeming Area Community Band, St Benedict’s Choir, Applecross Primary Choir, Choir 4 Kids, local guitarist Paul Davies and a school rock band.

Parking is available by gold coin donation at Applecross Primary School.