High Street alive with festivities as locals ROAMed Penrith

Locals flocked to ROAM Penrith over the weekend from Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November.

This new event from Penrith City Council gave attendees a chance to explore the sights, sounds and tastes of the Penrith CBD in High Street between Masters Place Car Park and Triangle Park, with a range of entertainers, hands-on workshops and art installations delighting people of all ages.

Attendees were treated to an immersive experience as they adventured through the event space with interactive workshops of flower-making, yarn bombing and rock painting, through to an Insta Swing selfie stage where revellers could take a photo to remember the day. The Secret Garden Lane provided attendees a chance to take in the smells of the garden as well as have an opportunity to leave a message for a loved one.

A panther hunt provided friendly competition between friends and family to see who could find all the panthers hidden around the event space first, with prizes awarded to those who took part. With two stages showcasing a range of musicians, magicians, contortionists and dance groups, attendees were entertained at every turn.

Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen was elated to see the success of the event, the latest in several successful Penrith City Council events this year.

“I am delighted to see how the community has embraced this new event,” Cr Hitchen said.

“ROAM Penrith was a chance for Council to support local businesses and to showcase the wonderful talent we have locally in a range of performing areas – from musicians, magicians through to dance groups.

“With so many fun and inviting activities for attendees to take part in, it was great to see families, couples and friends all going out and enjoying our vibrant city.

“This event has been a great success thanks to the positive community response,” Cr Hitchen said.

For information on future Penrith City Council events, go to penrith.city/events

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