Fes­ti­val re­turns, with new fea­tures on of­fer

Pilbara News - - Pilbara | News - Ali­cia Per­era

There are only a few months un­til one of the Pil­bara’s big­gest and most beloved an­nual events, the Fe­na­clng Fes­ti­val, re­turns, and peo­ple can ex­pect a few changes as part of an up­dated pro­gram.

Kar­ratha Dampier Lions Club trea­surer and new event or­gan­iser Kerry Dono­hoe said ar­range­ments for the 45th Fe­na­clng Fes­ti­val were well in progress and the date set for Au­gust 5-6.

She said the Lions Club-run com­mu­nity fes­ti­val would mainly stick to its well-es­tab­lished for­mat but would also fea­ture a few new fo­cuses this year.

Among those is the fes­ti­val’s open­ing pa­rade, which will take place on the Fri­day evening in­stead of Satur­day morn­ing and be a street pa­rade in which peo­ple can walk or dance as well as ride on a float as per tra­di­tion.

The pa­rade will go along Wel­come Road and Sharpe Av­enue be­fore fin­ish­ing at the Kar­ratha Quar­ter Tem­po­rary Event Space, where it will fin­ish with a mini car­ni­val and bar­be­cue.

Mrs Dono­hoe said she was hop­ing to have a Chi­nese Lion or a sim­i­lar nov­elty act head up the pa­rade and in­volve as chil­dren’s en­ter­tain­ers as much as pos­si­ble.

“I want noise, colour, move­ment, and I want lots of peo­ple in it,” she said.

There will also be more chileren’s en­ter­tain­ment at this year’s Fe­na­clng with a dinosaur show, magic show and fairy and pi­rate

per­form­ers on of­fer. Mrs Dono­hoe said stall­holder in­ter­est had been very high this year, with a lot of new ven­dors signing up for mul­ti­cul­tural food of­fer­ings.

Or­gan­is­ers are still look­ing for com­mu­nity groups will­ing to per­form dur­ing the day on the Satur­day and Sun­day.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the Lions Club at fe­na­clng@gmail.com.

Pic­ture: Peter de Krui­jff

The Fe­Na­ClNG Fes­ti­val is back in Kar­ratha for its 45th year on Au­gust 5-6.

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