Cockburn, like many areas of Perth and WA, is a thriving cultural melting pot and we are set to celebrate with the return of our annual Cultural Fair on Saturday, 10 April.
Last year’s event was put on hold due to the global pandemic, but it’s back bigger and better than ever at Harmony Oval, Atwell. And to fit in with busy families keen to relax after a week of work, school and sporting commitments, we’ve changed Fair time to 3-7pm.
A huge turnout of nearly 80 stalls, featuring a variety of food and wares to buy, will ensure family fun and feasting. This is a 70 per cent increase in stalls for this event since it was last held in 2019, and with around 80 per cent local businesses, it’s also a great opportunity to #ShopLocalCockburn.
The Fair will also host the grand final of the Cockburn’s Got Talent quest, so get behind our gifted locals and see them give their all in this popular community competition.
Team this with a free entertainment line-up that will have you bopping along to some infectious beats you won’t forget, and you have an unforgettable community event.
Be energised by Perth crowd-pleasers Soukouss Internationale, a multicultural collective of skilful performers showcasing the iconic Congolese musical style known as ‘soukouss’, which means ‘shake it’.
Band members and dancers hail from Mozambique, Cuba, France, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Zambia, UK, Sierra Leone and Australia with irresistible percussive rhythms, seductive basslines and impressive guitar solos.
Other amazing entertainers include the SegaLoya Dance troupe from the Indian Ocean islands of La Reunion, Madagascar and Mauritius, Chili Con Curly with its roots, funk, reggae and Latin dance beats, Italyicious duo Fifi Mondello and Valerio Fiorini performing ‘la musica Italian’ and the Lakeland Senior High School Indigenous Dance Group.
There will also be roving performers, camel rides, a caricaturist and a children’s craft tent.
Harmony Oval is on Harmony Avenue in Harvest Lakes and accessible toilets and parking are available.
For more information visit the City’s website