The 2023 edition of the Great Southern Treasures Bloom Festival will kick-off in Katanning
Katanning will be the first to truly celebrate spring when the Great Southern Treasures Bloom Festival kicks off later this year.
The six-week floral festival acknowledges the splendour of the Great Southern’s wildflowers and will start on the streets of Katanning on September 23.
Great Southern Treasures marketing and industry liaison coordinator Carly Watts said Katanning was the perfect fit for the opening day’s plans this year because they “had a great idea for it”.
“This year I was going for more of a free family-friendly opening event, which will be a street festival based in Piesse Park,” she said.
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The festival aim’s to gather people from surrounding areas offering events including Circus WA, giant kite flying, delectable food stalls and flower arrangements to celebrate the onset of spring.
“There will be over 55 wonderfully vibrant events this year and something for everybody,” Ms Watts said.
Festival organisers plan to acknowledge the Noongar culture through a variety of events and is the perfect platform to bring people together from diverse backgrounds.
“There will be a Welcome to Country at the launch events along with cultural events and activities throughout the program in Gnowangerup and Nowanup,” she said.
“The festival brings people together and gives us a sense of belonging in remote towns and communities.
“It’s a great time to collaborate and make new friends and work together to build something, bringing more people to the region for a good economic impact and to see the amazing wildflowers we’ve got here.”
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