2017 Tourrific Prospect is coming!
Returning for the sixth year running, the family-friendly 2017 Tourrific Prospect Street Party will bring Prospect Rd to life in a vibrant display of festivities on Tuesday 17 January, from 6.00pm – 11.00pm.
In a one-of-a-kind free fiesta of music, dance, food and entertainment, the main road is set to be a jam-packed with celebrations of the Prospect community’s variety, creative and cultural diversity.
We’re amping it up this year, giving you a taste of what you loved in the past, as well as plenty of new (and very exciting) experiences. Under the theme ‘Our Colourful Community’, guests are set to visit the area as we light up the night in a vibrant array of Aboriginal, African and Indian traditional and contemporary performances.
And what’s a street party without food and drinks to help you refuel among the festivities? That’s why Tourrific Prospect will be offering a plethora of outlets catering to a range of tastes, price ranges and appetites. Enjoy your meal in one of the many atmospheric allocated seated areas, or find a place at the ‘long table’ and eat with someone new.
If you’re looking to do a little retail therapy, local businesses will be trading late into the evening alongside a variety of pop-up stalls and tents. Be sure to bring your pocket money with you.
Street artists and buskers will ensure there’s never a dull moment along the streets. And, with live entertainment at three main stages – Fenwicks (Olive Street), Residence Building Group (Kintore Avenue) and Club 5082 – we reckon we’ll get your toes tapping and hips swingin’.
For families looking to come along, we are excited to announce that Loopy Kids is back. Sponsored by Blackfriars Priory School, we are encouraging children aged 4 to 13 to hit the road on our track and ride like a pro! Register here if you’re interested.
An improved and energising Kid Zone in Barker Gardens (outside Coles) will also be available to provide adventures like no other for your kids. The early part of the evening will see the ‘Loopy Kids Ride’ take place on Prospect Road, after which the area will be covered with Astro Turf and turned into a 'Life Be in In It’ activity zone. Meanwhile in Barker Gardens, Daddy Long Legs will act as MC and resident clown, magician, trickster, prankster, puppeteer and juggler. There will also be Preston’s Historic Punch & Judy Show, balloonists and face painters.
And, at the Smart City Expo see how technology is transforming lives and how business, Council and the education sectors work together to deliver on innovation. Come along and be inspired by what the future holds for the connected consumer, and what the impact of this will be in areas such as healthcare, education, transport, energy, service delivery and more.
The Tourrific Prospect event is set to be an absolute feast of colour, arts, sounds, cultures and entertainment in 2017. So pop it in your diary and prepare to be wowed!
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