Streets Alive colours Blacktown

Published on 17 April 2019

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One of the major highlights of the Blacktown City Festival is always the ‘Streets Alive and Parade Day’ and this year will see a vibrant array of colour and action in the Blacktown CBD on Saturday, 25 May.

Community and religious organisations, sporting groups, local businesses, schools and educational institutions are all invited to take part in the annual parade through the CBD.

“It is your chance to join in and demonstrate our City’s rich and diverse multicultural community,” Blacktown City Mayor Stephen Bali MP said.

Book your place, and the opportunity to win $500, for Best Community Entry, Best Education Entry, Best Business Entry, Best Band Entry and the coveted award:  Best Dressed.

Mayor Bali said Streets Alive and Parade Day is a valuable opportunity for the community to get together and meet new people.

“Streets Alive and Parade Day is a celebration of community spirit,” Mayor Bali said. 

“There will vibrant floats and displays as well as activities including Tee Time- Mini golf on the village green. Australian Idol winner Stan Walker will put on a spectacular performance, and roving entertainment.

“There will also be a farmyard area next to the main stage with animal farms to feed pat and hold baby animals, dog shows, wildlife displays and pony rides.”

In addition to all the activities and shows on offer during Streets Alive, there will be an array of food trucks and dessert vendors.

Streets Alive begins on Saturday, 25 May at 9am in Blacktown CBD. The Parade will start in the Warrick Lane Car Park, Blacktown at 11am. It takes approximately 45 minutes to complete the parade route.