City of Swan’s Surf on Turf draws thousands


Meeting mermaids was just one of the attractions at the Surf on Turf festival.
Meeting mermaids was just one of the attractions at the Surf on Turf festival.

MORE than 2000 people sailed into Midland at the weekend to take part in the City of Swan’s Surf on Turf festival.

The two-day event, which was held on Cale Street near the Midland Oval, featured an action-packed program of family fun.

Visitors got the chance to chat with mermaids, learn the secrets of sand castle building, slip and slide down inflatable waterslides and dance with the Lulus, live on stage.

City of Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright said it was great to see so many families enjoy a slice of the seaside in the suburbs.

“Pop-up events like these not only increase the vibrancy of the area, but enhance community spirit in Midland and across the City,” he said.

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“We got some great feedback and a really good turnout, which I think goes to show just how valuable events like this are to the community.”

Midland-Guildford ward councillor Mark Elliott said Surf on Turf was part of the City’s summer event series, which aims to activate the Midland area.

“The idea of the event series is to create a bit of a buzz in the area and encourage people from all over Perth to experience just what it has to offer,” he said.