Springtime blooms in Armadale
The City of Armadale has bloomed to life with its Spring into Armadale festival now under way until 30 November 2019.
Showcasing the best of the region, this year’s celebration is bigger and more eclectic than ever with over 64 unique events and experiences including music, art, festivals, culture, sport trails, walks and workshops on offer.
City of Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones OAM, JP said the annual festival has returned to showcase the regions people, their products and the natural beauty and art in the region.
“Last year’s Spring into Armadale festival attracted over 138,000 visitors to the region, and this year we hope to further widen the appeal of the event.”
This year’s event brings back well-loved signature and new events.
“The Armadale Highland Gathering and Perth Kilt Run will return on Sunday 6 October from 8.30am to 4.30pm in Minnawarra Park, Armadale.
“Running enthusiasts, their friends and family can embrace their inner Braveheart with either a 2.5km Classic or 5km Warrior fun run in a kilt, and celebrate all things Scottish,” added Mayor Zelones.
Nature lovers are also invited to visit the region and marvel at the 150,000 tulips and hundreds of thousands of other flowers at the “It’s Yates Springtime at Araluen” from 9am to 6pm between Saturday 10 August to Monday 30 September.
“New to the festival this year is the Springtime Experience with Elite Tours – a guided coach tour including morning tea at the Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre, a trip to Araluen Botanic Park, lunch at Avocados, and a visit to Raeburn Orchards, on Friday 6 September from 10am to 3pm.
Tickets for the tour cost $85 and there are multiple pick up points available. For further information or to book visit elitetours.net.au or phone 9314 2170,” added Mayor Zelones.
Culture lovers will be treated to a myriad of events this Spring with local artists opening their studio doors to the public every weekend for the first three weekends in September (from 6 to 22 September) when the Armadale Hills Open Studio Arts Trail returns.
Visit the Armadale Society of Artists at the Art House on Hobbs Market Day on Sunday 15 September from 10am to 4pm, or check out some of the events at that the Artist Retail Collective Armadale (ARC) are hosting.
Food, wine and market lovers can browse the Bedfordale Bush Markets on Saturday 24 August, 28 September, 26 October and 23 November. Each market is themed, check @perthhillsarmadale for details.
To find out more and discover what’s on in the region, pick up an event program from the Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre on 40 Jull Street, Armadale or visit www.perthhillsarmadale.com.au/spring-armadale
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