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The year’s biggest family fun day: Spring Festival is back!

3 Oct 2018

Council’s Spring Festival this month will celebrate artistic life in Whitehorse and offers a packed program full of thrilling entertainment, live music, arty surprises and family fun.

Whitehorse Mayor Councillor Andrew Davenport said this year’s festival on Sunday 21 October runs from 10am-4pm on the Civic Centre lawns.

“Spring Festival is a fun, free day for all ages that celebrates our wonderful community. This year is set to be an event to remember as it explores the love of the arts for which the Whitehorse community is so well known,” Cr Davenport said.

“Kids will also love the free rides, face painting, games, emergency service vehicles and the food stalls. Adults will delight in the stage performances, interactive workshops and the opportunity to engage with the many community groups participating on the day.”

Attracting 20,000 visitors each year, the 2018 festival includes the following highlights:

Chainsaw carving
One of the world’s best chainsaw sculpting artists Rob Bast creates delicate, amazing sculptures before your eyes.

I See You Like This
Children get to decorate their parents’ faces as they see them in this fun photo studio.

Box Hill Floral Art Exhibition
Stunning displays of floral art as part of an annual competition.

Your Turn to Learn
Festival stage acts will teach the community a range of performances from ukulele, Korean drums, highland dancing, belly dancing and more.
Box Hill Artists Camp – Reborn
Draw, sketch and interpret what you see at the festival with help from the staff at Box Hill Community Arts Centre.

Local Artist Call Out
Local artists are invited to attend and interpret the event, with art works to be collated into a community art exhibition. All you need to do is turn up to the event with your own materials (e.g. easel, paints, pencils etc.) and create; where you go and what you design is up to you. 

Parking is limited at Spring Festival so public transport, cycling and walking is encouraged. Visit PTV’s journey planner at www.ptv.vic.gov.au

For more information, visit the Whitehorse Festival page.

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