Pinjarra: The Place to be this WA Day Long Weekend

Pinjarra: The Place to be this WA Day Long Weekend
May 28, 2019 Katherine Stevens

Pinjarra is set to impress this WA Day long weekend, with not only the 2019 LiveLighter Pinjarra Festival, but also a number of other exciting events set to showcase this quirky town’s enticing array of offerings.

The LiveLighter Pinjarra Festival, Murray’s largest, free community event, bursts into the iconic grounds of Edenvale Homestead from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June.

The festival promises to entertain attendees of all ages with its impressive line-up of live music, market stalls, children’s activities, displays, demos, amusements and more.

According to Shire President Cr. David Bolt, the two-day festival is a celebration of Murray’s distinctive history and lifestyle and a highlight on the region’s event calendar.

“The short drive is well-worth the trip to indulge in the vibrant and culturally rich elements of the Shire of Murray, including local arts, crafts, produce and recreational activities significant to our region,” Cr. Bolt said.

The 2019 music line-up has been choice-selected to bolster the festival atmosphere.

On Saturday, the Lotterywest main stage will see powerhouse duo AViiDA delight event attendees with their soulful mix of R&B, blues and soul.

On the Sunday, HYPE will captivate the crowd with their energetic cover of chart toppers including pop, rock, country, blues, classic and contemporary genres.

Self-taught singer songwriter Dawyray, will wrap up the main stage entertainment on both Saturday and Sunday, in an acoustic, bluesy storytelling style.

Buskers will perform at various locations throughout the festival grounds, for the musical entertainment of the masses as they browse over 100 market stalls, vintage car and machinery displays, woodturning demonstrations and indulge in a variety of delicious food truck options.

Bubbly will delight the Festival’s younger attendees, with their monster bubbles demonstration made possible by the Pinjarra Community Bank Branch, Bubble Party Show and giant bubble blowing activity.

The kids will also have the opportunity to jump, swirl and shake in the free Alcoa Eco Faeries Energizer Zone and monkey-around in the much-loved Gymbus playground presented by MZI Resources.

Free face painting, laser tag and art and craft activities will further delight the kids, as will annual favourites the Mini Animal Farm, camel, pony and train rides.

There is ample opportunity for the history and culture buffs to explore Pinjarra’s heritage precinct and participate in its user group activations run by the Roger May Machinery Museum and Cart Shed, Murray District Arts and Craft Society, Pinjarra Patchwork and Quilters Club and Murray Districts Historical Society. St John’s Church will also be officially open to the public following recent conservation works. Pop in to marvel at the charming, 1860’s-bulit building and learn about its hire options.

Saturday’s celebration will continue into the night for the first-ever Alcoa Pinjarra WA Day Concert, featuring some of WA’s best musical talent.

Hailing from the Seychelles, Afro Kreol musician Grace Barbe will bring an international element to the event and will be joined by West Aussies’ Chain, Jack Runaway and Family Shoveller Band as well as Pinjarra local Brooke Bugeja.

In the spirit of celebrating the best of Western Australia, brewer Thorny Devil will be in attendance as well as over 25 street food vendors.

Other not-to-miss events taking place over the course of the weekend include the St Joseph’s Pinjarra Country Fair on the Saturday, Alcoa and Pinjarra Rotary Art Exhibition and Sale extending to the Monday, the Pinjarra Park Long Weekend Raceday on the Sunday and the Pinjarra Paceway STAWA Trotters Cup which takes place on the Monday.

For further event information visit pinjarrafestival.com.au or follow the LiveLighter Pinjarra Festival Facebook page.

The 2019 LiveLighter Pinjarra Festival is proudly supported by the Shire of Murray, Healthway promoting the LiveLighter message, Lotterywest, Tourism WA, Alcoa, Pinjarra Community Bank Branch, MZI Resources and Cleanaway.

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