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City of Whittlesea Community Festival returns

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The City of Whittlesea Community Festival is returning on March 19, with bigger celebrational activities at the civic centre precinct in South Morang.

Starting from 11am, residents can enjoy a range of activities including art installations, market stalls and food, and there will also be a free pet expo and a sustainability lane to learn tips about living more sustainably.

The festival will showcase talented performers on stage, including singers Kylie Auldist and Dave Arden and jazz vocalist Fem Belling, Dream Team, and others.

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For the first time, council will announce the recipients of the City of Whittlesea Community Awards live on stage.

City of Whittlesea chair administrator Lydia Wilson said the event was a celebration of the community’s diversity.

“We are thrilled to be presenting such a busy and fun event to our community this year,” she said.

“I am looking forward to celebrating this year’s theme The World Around Us and enjoying so much of what our diverse community has to offer.

“I am also looking forward to presenting our community awards and recognising those who have gone above and beyond to make the City of Whittlesea a wonderful place to live.”

Festival-goers can also enjoy free local performances on stage at the Plenty Ranges Art and Convention Centre, PRACC, throughout the day.

PRACC will also host a community festival performance the night before with Astrid and Otto bringing their cabaret show to South Morang.

The festival is on Sunday, March 19, 11am to 5pm, at the civic centre precinct, in Ferres Boulevard, in South Morang.

For more information and a full program of events at this year’s community festival visit arts.whittlesea.vic.gov.au or check out council’s Facebook page.

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