Spring has sprung and to celebrate its arrival is The Lorna Mitchell Spring Festival, presented by Northern Star Resources and supported by Make Smoking History.
As one of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s most popular annual events, thousands of patrons from across the Goldfields will flock to Hammond Park this Sunday, October 11, to soak up the sunshine and lively atmosphere of the festival which is in it’s 35th year.
The festival boasts more than 150 stalls, food vendors, live entertainment and plenty of activities for the whole family all set amongst the lush green lawns of Hammond Park.
“There will be highland dance demonstrations, cheer demonstrations by Gold Rush Cheer and the Eastern Goldfields Highland Pipe Band performing,” KBCCI event and marketing coordinator Melanie Wood said.
Another highlight of the day will be a visit from Premier Mark McGowan.
“The Spring Festival is a fantastic opportunity for families to have a great day out, relax in the sunshine and enjoy the day,” KBCCI chief executive Simone de Been said.
“We are also looking forward to the Premier attending this year.”
With so much free fun on offer it’s no wonder that parking fills up quickly and you’ll be clocking some serious steps on the pedometer before your toes cross the park’s rot-iron clad threshold. If you don’t want to wear your legs out before you get through the gates, Goldrush Tours is offering a free bus transfer service from three locations across the city.
“Free bus transfers are running every half hour from the new Kmart complex, Hannans Boulevard and Boulder Loopline Park,” Ms Wood said.
“Get on the bus at these locations and be dropped to the front gate at the park.”
Additional parking will also be available at the North Kalgoorlie Primary School.
“We are expecting a crowd of up to 10,000 people throughout the day and the weather forecast is for a pleasant spring day,” she said.
“Come along and see what our community has to offer.”