Wet weather did not deter families from attending Ku-ring-gai’s Festival on the Green, with thousands still flocking to the new indoor venues of St Ives Shopping Village and St Ives Community Hall to enjoy a packed day of children’s entertainment.
The live entertainment program went ahead at the St Ives Community Hall, with a huge turnout coming to see popular ABC children’s act Lah-Lah perform. Lah-Lah had all the children on their feet dancing and singing along, and also delighted their young fans in their meet and greet afterwards. Over 750 community performers also showcased their talent, with dance numbers, choirs and bands entertaining the crowds.
There was also plenty to do at St Ives Shopping Village, with the youngsters entertained by roving performers, free face-painting, animal farm, colouring-in competitions. The circus workshop was also popular with children learning how to hoola hoop, stilt walk, spin plates and juggle.
“Although we were disappointed that we couldn’t deliver the full festival program at St Ives Village Green due to the bad weather, the Festival was still a wonderful success and a testament to the outstanding community spirit in Ku-ring-gai,” said Mayor Jennifer Anderson.
“Special thanks to the St Ives Shopping Village for stepping in to host part of the event and all our sponsors who enabled us to continue to hold a fantastic day out for local families”.