Vancouver Street Festival
The Vancouver Street Festival is the most well-loved arts and heritage festival of the Great Southern region of WA. Coordinated by the Vancouver Arts Centre, the festival features a maker’s market, vintage bikes, local produce, music and street performance!
This year, the Vancouver Street Festival will feature local Noongar dance and music performances, a walking tour through Albany’s historic trees led by Malcolm Trail from the Museum of the Great Southern and the Amazing South Coast Big Band.
The Vancouver Street Festival 2018 promises to be an unmissable celebration of community, culture, art and history! A true celebration of the artistic and cultural heritage of the Great Southern.
This year enthusiasts of tweed and vintage steeds will be encouraged to ride to the event from a starting point of their choosing, instead of the Tweed Ride that started from Stirling Tce in previous years.
WAHCC members will be able to get a ride in prior to the Festival starting. Treadlie Trundle is a 11km ride for club members starting from Emu Point at 9.30am for a 10.00am start. The route will traverse the coastal dual use path to Middleton Beach, then along the boardwalk to Brunswick Road, then through the historic streets of Albany finishing at the into Vancouver Street around 12.00 noon.
La Lanterne Rouge will await the last riders at Eyre Park, Brunswick Rd, and will accompany riders to the Festival.
Attractions along the way are many and include stunning coastal views, various cafes and Gourmandise Cafe on Stirling Tce with the must see vintage bicycle sculpture.
There will be a get together for Perth and Great Southern club members later that day, 6.00pm at Oranje Tractor Wine, 198 Link Rd Marbelup, 10km from the CBD. The Kultcha Kitchen food van will be catering on the night. The Club is subsidising the night so members only need to pay $10. Any non-members will need to stump up $20. BYO drinks. Wine, local beer and soft drinks can be purchased on the night. RSVP's are essential by April 30th, contact Murray on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0431 846 412.
There will also be vintage velos and components for sale on the night as a local collector and bike enthusiast will have a stall set up on the night.