Set to celebrate Livin’ Lockyer
Perfect event to revel in all things spring
SPRING has officially sprung and with the warmer weather comes one of the most anticipated events on the region’s calendar – the Laidley Spring Festival.
The finishing touches are being made to the full roster of fun lined up for the three-day event, which starts on Thursday.
The theme of this year’s celebration is Livin’ Lockyer and the event will provide the perfect platform to showcase everything that makes life in the Valley great.
Lockyer Valley Mayor Tanya Milligan said the festival would bring an added element of excitement to the region.
“The Laidley Spring Festival continues to grow in popularity each year and I’m confident this year will be no exception,” Cr Milligan said.
“Come and enjoy this fabulous community event.”
Venues across Laidley will host a variety of displays and activities. Festivities start on Thursday with the Spring Orchid Show, as well as the Artists’ Exhibition, Quilt and Craft Expo and church displays officially opening to the public.
The Laidley Markets will feature stalls of all types in Patrick St and the mall from 8am–1pm on Friday.
A highlight of the program will be the Spring Festival Grand Parade, which will start rolling at 9.30am on Saturday.
Spectators will line Patrick St to watch a cavalcade of decorated floats, heritage trucks, vintage vehicles, community groups, school students, businesses and bands go by.
The grand parade is just the start of the fun on Saturday, with the Laidley Recreation Reserve set to come to life for a Family Fun Day featuring stage entertainment, giant games and many other activities.
The popular Make it, Bake it, Grow it Markets will also be held on Saturday from 8.30am–1pm opposite the IGA car park.
“A visit to some of the award-winning gardens on display is also a must and I would encourage anyone interested to enjoy a public bus tour of the winning gardens on Friday,” Cr Milligan said.
Tickets for the Garden Tour are $10 with bookings essential. Phone 5466 3426.
“If you’re unsure of what’s on offer to see and do, chat with friendly volunteers at one of the Information Hot Spots, located in front of the post office, Patrick St or near
Come and enjoy this fabulous community event. — Tanya Milligan, Lockyer Valley Mayor
the stage at the Laidley Recreation Reserve on Saturday from 9am–2pm.”
A free shuttle bus will run between the main venues during the three days, departing the Laidley Cultural Centre every 30 minutes.
For a full list of the Laidley Spring Festival activities on offer, go online to www.visitlockyer.com.au or phone 1300 005 872.
DON’T MISS IT: The forecast for this weekend is looking good but the Laidley Spring Festival Grand Parade is always popular, rain, hail or shine.