Carnival style entertainment, tasty food and amusement rides are on the cards at St Marys Lights Up on Saturday, May 20 from 4pm-9pm.
This free, family-friendly event hosted by Penrith City Council will transform the Town Centre into a festival space with a range of activities to be enjoyed in the street, with road closures on Queen Street and Charles Hackett Drive.
Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen said she is thrilled to see St Marys in the spotlight as the site for this large, inclusive community event.
“St Marys Lights Up will be a unique festival right in the heart of St Marys. All of the entertainment provided is free, including the amusement rides. With the current cost of living, an event like this allows families the chance to experience a great night out at a low cost,” Hitchen said.
“I can’t wait for the community to enjoy this exciting event, and to embrace a night out in their local town centre.”
Roving performers including acrobats, hula hoopers and magicians are set to delight attendees, while amusement rides and an interactive gaming station will keep children entertained, alongside a soft play adventure area for toddlers. Face painters will be on hand to help create colourful characters alongside circus themed workshops that will inspire creativity in children of all ages. The workshops in the dedicated Kids Zone are proudly sponsored by St Marys Town Centre Limited and Western Sydney Airport.
A range of food trucks will be available offering snacks and dinner treats, perfect for enjoying while live music is performed onstage at Coachmans Park.
The debut St Marys Lights Up event series in May 2022 saw over 18,000 people attend over the four nights. The event was a welcome return to large scale community events after the COVID-19 lockdown period in 2021. The success of last year’s event series has led to the continuation of St Marys Lights Up by Penrith City Council.
St Marys Lights Up will be held on Saturday, May 20 from 4pm-9pm at Queen Street, St Marys.