The Benefits of this type of Annual festival to our community will be enormous! The First ever Laneway Festival will focus on turning the town inside out in a number of ways! We will be encouraging Businesses to trade late on Saturday afternoon from their back doors in the hope that the activities provided by the festival will extend the trading hours and profits of the participating stores. We will also focus on improving and tidying up our laneways by adding artwork and better waste management plans for the specific areas. The festival itself will be held in Jongebloed and Taberner’s Lanes, Apex Park and the IGA Carpark. In the laneways we will celebrate our local performers and artists with displays of their works as well as showcasing local, art, craft and food stalls all adding to the festival atmosphere. Holding the festival on the first weekend of the school holidays will ensure plenty of people are around to enjoy the event and we expect big numbers.