Cherry Blossom Festival at Auburn Botanical Gardens | 2015 Review

Cherry Blossom Festival (17)So I went along to the Cherry Blossom Festival at Auburn Botanical Gardens over the weekend and man oh man, was it busy! I mean people just love cherry blossoms. I guess it’s not hard to see why. There’s just something so beautiful about these little pink flowers that cascade above you and fall ever so gently.

The event is well organised, with food trucks set up just in front of the gardens. An entry fee of $5 for non Auburn residents gets you entry to the gardens and access to a number of activities including origami workshops, food stalls, calligraphy workshop, Japanese flower arranging and musical and dance performances.

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This year, there will be a Cosplay and Kimonos Competition. Having partnered up with Madman Entertainment, this year Cosplayers have a chance to win a Madman Entertainment prize voucher. Those who dress up gain free entry to the festival.

Simply come to the Auburn Cherry Blossom Festival in your best costume and take a photo in front of the cherry blossoms. Post the photo to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #auburncherryblossom and you will go into the running to win prizes supplied by Madman.

Check the facebook page to see the schedule for this weekend.

So we had a couple of motives to check out the Cherry Blossom Festival – 1. to check out mesmerising cherry blossoms and 2. to take our new camera out for a spin. Here are some of our favourite snaps from the day.

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Details:
Cherry Blossom Festival
11.00am – 4.00pm
29 and 30 August
Auburn Botanic Gardens, Corner of Chiswick and Chisholm Roads Auburn

Getting there:
Free bus service to the gallery
Onsite parking is avaiable

See flyer for more details. Find all the info you need here before coming along to the Festival this weekend.

Love,
Festival Girl

 

Let’s Go Greek Festival | 30 August 2015

enjoying-the-festival-01Opal! Let’s Go Greek Festival is on this Sunday in Parramatta.

Hosted by the Greek orthodox parish and community of Parramatta, the festival is as big as they get. Come along to find authentic Greek food, live Greek music, dancing and entertainment including the Byzantine choir group, and a marketplace with over 60 stalls.

This is a kid friendly zone will have carnival rides, face painting, farm animals and even a science show. Even Dorothy the Dinosaur will be there.

Are you an MKR fan? Special guests Vicki and Helena from MKR 2014 will also be joining the festival – don’t forget to say hi!

Stick around until 6.15pm for a spectacular don’t miss fireworks display… and best of all, it’s free entry!

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Details:
Let’s Go Greek Festival
Sunday 30 August
By the river at 163-165 George Street Parramatta

Parking: Ample Street parking around the festival

Shuttle bus service: A free shuttle bus service will be available throughout the festival to take you from the free parking that is available at Parramatta stadium (Pirtek Stadium) at O’Connell Street Parramatta to our festival and back. There is also free parking facilities next to the stadium at Parramatta pools which is a very short walk to the shuttle bus pick up area at Parramatta stadium.

There is also parking at 30 George Street Parramatta which has 2 hours free or $10 for the whole day.

For more info, head to www.letsgogreekfestival.com.au

Images from here

Love,

Festival Girl

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