PENCIL IN THE BLOCK PARTY
The Highfields Block Party is back for the ninth year in a row and promises to offer more fabulous food, live music and fun from 6pm to 9pm on Saturday, December 3.
This year the food offerings are set to strike a chord with lovers of all cuisines, with attendees being utterly spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing their dinner menu on the night.
The Avenues of Highfields are once again the major sponsor of the event, with spokesperson Stephen Bowers excited for this years event.
“Watching this event grow over the past few years has been our privilege, and it seems that 2016’s party is going to be bigger than ever with lots of new faces,” he said.
“As the event has matured it has presented an opportunity for the traders in this previously untapped foodie hotspot to showcase their unique dining experiences.
“Party-goers can indulge their senses and feast their way through an array of food choices at this year’s Block Party.”
There will be plenty of music throughout the night including this year’s headline act, local artists Monsters Inc,who will hit the
Hutchinson Builders main stage at 7.45pm.
The Block Party will show off the spectacular Highfields First Coat large-scale street art mural at the Highfields Village Shopping Centre by local artist Gimiks Born.
There were two design ideas, however the final decision was determined by a public vote.
Highfields Village Shopping Centre owner Mac Stirling emphasised that both designs had a great feeling for the neighbourhood.
“Both concepts embody the growth of the Highfields region over recent years, with a young feel and a strong community focus,” he said.
To keep bellies full the classic cuisines of Thai, Indian and Italian will be on offer plus family favourites such as roast chicken, twisted potatoes and Dutch poffertjes.
This year the gourmet food trucks are also making their mark with raw delicacies, French-style cakes and pastries, the very popular Bratwurst sausages and some sweet treats including handmade gelato, gourmet donuts and specialty chocolates from a local chocolatier.
A wide range of beers and ciders will keep thirsts quenched in the licensed 18-plus bar areas on-site.
Attendees can also enjoy a glass of wine, with two local wineries personally selling at the event.
“Party attendees can grab a bite to eat, enjoy some entertainment, experience the rides, and be in the running to win some pretty great prizes,” Mr Stirling said.
“People enjoy seeing the centre being used in a different way and the centre car park areas will begin closing to traffic for the big event from 3.30pm.”
As a free event that is open to all ages, The Highfields Block Party on Saturday, December 3 is certainly worth marking in your calendar.