OPEN FOR WINTER
AS temperatures plunge, Western Australia’s Winter Capital is warming up for three months of festivities that officially begin on Saturday.
Bridgetown’s trademark blue lights will be switched on from 5pm on June 3 in the town centre to mark the beginning of the Bridgetown in the Winter festival.
Retailers will stay open for late night shopping and mulled wine, a winter favourite, will be served from the shire kiosk on Hampton Street as part of Saturday’s festivities.
A packed program of events is on offer over winter with community groups and local businesses featuring local food and beverages, art, music and more.
June highlights include the opening of the Archies exhibition, the South West Open Chess Championships and the first of several Christmas-themed dinners.
July offers the Sunnyside Sprint for water sports enthusiasts, the annual winter craft fair and the Words in the Valley literary festival plus the Blake in the Blackwood Poetry prize.
A Greenbushes weekend features in August along with art at Donnelly River, the Taste of the Blackwood food festival and the Banquet on the Bridge long table lunch.
For more information go to www.bridgetowninthewinter.com.au or pick up a printed brochure in town from selected retail outlets.
Bert Van Der Riet, of Mindarie, enjoys spicy mulled wine for the first time on Friday at Emporium Bistro with Bridgetown friend Megan Butler ahead of the Winter Festival.