The City of Armadale’s highly successful Spring into Armadale Festival is back for 2016, with a vibrant and diverse calendar of events running from 1 August to 31 October.
The Festival will showcase Armadale as the place to be, explore and experience throughout the upcoming months. Visitors to the region will delight in the rich tapestry of culture, arts, food, music and people.
“After the success of last year’s inaugural Spring into Armadale Festival, the City has once again been working with community groups, tourism and small businesses to bring together an exciting festival of events to promote the City of Armadale Region,” said Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones OAM, JP.
“This year’s Festival will feature over 50 unique community events, catering for different tastes, with plenty of free family friendly activities that will appeal to all ages.”
Some of the signature events for this year’s festival include the renowned It’s Yates Springtime festival at Araluen Botanic Park, where visitors can see a visual spectacle of over 125,000 tulips and thousands of other colourful springtime blooms from late August to early September.
The Highland Gathering and Perth Kilt Run will celebrate all things Scottish on Sunday 18 September, and a Fashion Show on Saturday 29 October will feature creations by Western Australian designers worn by local indigenous models.
This year will also see the return of the Armadale Hills Open Studio Arts Trail, where local artists open their private studios to the public for an intimate view of their creative process, and the So Unexpected Art Exhibition at Avocados Function Centre.
“The Festival is a fantastic opportunity for our community to showcase its people, their products and the natural beauty of the region, and allow our visitors to gain an insight into why Armadale holds such special importance to us.
“During the next three months I encourage you to take the time to attend as many Spring into Armadale events and activities as you can,” he said. To see the jam packed calendar of events go to www.visitarmadale.com.au, or contact the Armadale Visitor Centre on 9394 5410 for further information.