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Mt Hawthorn Streets & Lanes Festival

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On SUNDAY 5 MAY, Mount Hawthorn will transform its streets and lanes into a vibrant street festival for all ages from noon to 7pm for this this year’s Mt Hawthorn Streets and Lanes Festival powered by Synergy.

In 2018 over 45,000 people attended what was hailed by many as the perfect family day out, and similar numbers are expected to once again enjoy a great series of attractions to suit all ages and tastes.

The festival will run from noon to 7pm and take place along Oxford Street (from Anzac Road) and along Scarborough Beach Road up to Matlock Street, and throughout surrounding side streets including Flinders, Fairfield and Hobart Streets, and incorporating The Mezz shopping centre.
City of Vincent Mayor Emma Cole said the Mt Hawthorn Streets and Lanes Festival was about celebrating all of the elements that make up Mt Hawthorn.

"The event brings our local community together and invites people from all over Perth to experience the energy and spirit of our neighbourhood," Ms Cole said.

Highlights of the Mt Hawthorn Streets and Lanes Festival include:
- live music ranging from jazz to indi rock to acoustic, with entertainment stages featuring bands, DJs, big bands, soloists and local performers;
- food galore with alfresco offerings from local restaurants and cafes;
- pop-up street bars;
- family fun including a petting zoo, free activities, billycarts and face painting;
- weird and wonderful art activations throughout the precinct;
- a display of classic, vintage, exotic and luxury cars;
- a Wellness Zone for local health practitioners offering advice, workshops and demonstrations;
- a showcase of the emerging fashion hub in the Mt Hawthorn;
- roving entertainers that will perform around the festival all day;
- the return of the much loved John Carey Dog Show.

The event falls just one week before Mothers’ Day and local retailers and market stalls will be offering quality products, artworks, accessories, décor and more as perfect gift ideas.

This year’s festival also focuses on the secrets of the streets and lanes of Mt Hawthorn with local residents and businesses encouraged to share little known facts of the community.

Synergy Marketing Manager Kelley Yeats said Synergy was excited to power community events with renewable energy, to help bring down running costs and provide an environmentally friendly option to traditional diesel generators.

“Our solar and battery system, Solar on the Move, will be powering a number of festivals with energy from the sun and it is great to be able to provide a sustainable and portable solution to important community events like Mt Hawthorn Streets and Lanes Festival,” Ms Yeats said.

“Solar on the Move can generate around 12kWh each day from the solar panels in addition to 26kWh of stored capacity in the batteries–this is the equivalent of powering two energy efficient homes a day.”

Local businesses, partners or stall holders that want to be involved can register their interest at www.upbeatevents.com.au.

The MT HAWTHORN STREETS AND LANES FESTIVAL is powered by Synergy and presented by the Mt Hawthorn Hub and supported by the City of Vincent and premium community media partner Community Newspapers.

The full program for the MT HAWTHORN STREETS AND LANES FESTIVAL will be released at later date.

Connect with the MT HAWTHORN STREETS AND LANES FESTIVAL
Facebook MtHawthornHub
Instagram mthawthornhub
Hashtag #mthawthornfestival
 

When?

12.00 - 7.00pm Sunday, 05 May

Where?

Along Oxford Street (from Anzac Road) and surrounds
Mt Hawthorn, Western Australia

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