My writer Karina headed along to Mount Hawthorn Streets & Laneway Festival launch last week. The streets are looking great and there’s plenty to do this Sunday. Read on for details on what to expect!
The Mount Hawthorn Streets & Laneway festival is on today Sunday 1 May! After a successful debut last year, this free boutique village-style family-friendly Perth street festival will take over Mount Hawthorn from 11am – 7pm with kids zones, workshops, ladybird market stalls, pop-up laneway bars, street food and six stages of live music and DJs. There’s also a Capoeira performance at 1:40pm at the community stage featuring Crust Mount Lawley’s supervisor Chris.
The Mount Hawthorn Streets & Laneway Festival has activities for children of all ages including a five-hole street mini golf, Perth Street Hockey league games, and a kids dance tent in Axford Park. The a-MEZZ-ing Family Laneway also has face painting and Bubbleology from 11am -5pm.
96FM will be located near Axford Park with games like Jenga, Connect Four and the Prize wheel, have a go to win movie tickets, CDs, vouchers and more! The best part is the games can be played by anyone of any age!
As an avid rock climber I was really excited to so the Scouts Climbing Wall will be on Scarborough Beach Rd outside the scouts HQ and the best part is that it is Free!
The Ladybird Market will be transforming Fairfield Street into Ladybird Lane once again. They will be hosting over 40 artisan stalls selling high quality Australian items such as sweets, candles, children’s accessories and decor items.
But if you’re anything like me your probably more interested in the large amount of street food and pop-up bars. The pop-up bars are only going to be there for one day, so make sure you get there on Sunday to check these out yourself.
The Paddington Ale House will be taking over Fairfield Street with special activities on the day like a live telecast of the Eagles and Collingwood AFL match at 2:40pm and the official after party from 7pm.
The Circus Bar will be at the old Transit store along Scarborough Beach Rd and is a fully circus themed bar with free pop-corn, a corn hole, a hoopla and smile board and staff will be completely dressed as clowns, which sounds like a lot of fun.
There will also be a range of food trucks to choose from. The live music stages will be hosting a large variety of different artists like Boys, Boys, Boys! Simone & Garfunkel Trio, The Crux and Tani Walker.
Like all Perth festivals I would recommend bringing change, the entry and free and there are tonnes of free activities but it is much easier to have cash than find an ATM.
Last year the festival brought in over 35,000 people, so you can expect in to get quite busy again this year.