George Street Festival

It was a sweltering dog day afternoon with many hounds deciding to be carried through the crowds at George Street’s 13th annual festival. 

Thousands of people celebrated the Plympton village event, returned after the Covid cancellation of 2020.

Music was at the forefront over three areas. The Music Hub and Sewell Street stages featured established artists while the expanded Glyde Street Youth Stage hosted emerging solo performers and bands supported by an audience of mums, dads, dogs, teachers and festival goers. 

Sustainability was a strong theme. Stallholders offered eco-friendly Christmas gifts of potted plants, bee hotels and handmade clothing. Green advice ranged from electric cars to water conservation and waste management. Other people sustained energy with hot dogs, donuts, cold beer and icecreams in shady spots. 

Art, craft, antiques, jewellery and homewares were popular, as were the animal nursery and the East Fremantle Sharks inflatable footy tunnel. 

Roving, exotic stiltwalkers provided entertainment and photo ops, with Scitech and the Kids’ Zone adding to the fun. A flash mob of local dancers, an art exhibition and photo ops with Santa and his elves, topped off an entertaining street party.

Story © Danielle Berryman 2021  Photography © Roger Garwood & Danielle Berryman 2021

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