The 2018/2019 City of Rockingham Summer Series has officially drawn to a close, with the Peter Pan Under the Stars event at Bell Park on Saturday 30 March 2019 winding up another successful series of events.
Held from October through to the end of March, the City’s Summer Series is a program of free, family-friendly, smoke-free and alcohol-free events. It gives residents the opportunity to connect and engage in fun, free activities during the warmer months of the year at the City’s foreshore reserves and parks.
The 2018/2019 Summer Series began in October with the City’s Furry Friends Fun Day and the much-loved Teddy Bears Picnic at Fantasy Park in Waikiki.
Throughout the summer a series of outdoor cinema screenings were held across the City, with families relishing the opportunity to catch a number of films in a beautiful open air environment.
In December and January the Rockingham Beach Foreshore precinct was abuzz with activity as the City hosted the inaugural Rockingham Christmas Lights Festival, New Year’s Eve celebrations, the Youth Beach Party and the Australia Day 2019 fireworks.
The fun continued to come thick and fast in February, with thousands attending the Romance on the Green spectacular at the Village Green. Led by acclaimed conductor Jessica Gethin, the Perth Symphony Orchestra and special guests wowed concertgoers with a range of classic and modern day tunes.
Summer Series action concluded in March with a number of events including the International Food Festival, Baldivis Connects Community Fun Day and the Community Breakfast Ride for Bike Week.
City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels thanked the community for making the 2018/2019 Summer Series unforgettable.
“The City’s Summer Series is a fantastic program of events that gives residents of all backgrounds and ages the opportunity to get outside during the hotter weather and connect with each other,” Mayor Sammels said.
“During the Summer Series we were thrilled to host 17 events in a variety of locations across the City. Whether it was a movie screening in Secret Harbour or fireworks at the Rockingham Beach Foreshore, the community has responded with great enthusiasm and made the 2018/2019 Summer Series one to remember.”
Thousands of food lovers descended on the Village Green on Friday 15 March 2019 to sample a range of delicious treats as the City of Rockingham hosted the 2019 International Food Festival.
Held as part of the City’s Summer Series of free, family-friendly, smoke-free and alcohol-free events, about 5000 festival-goers enjoyed different flavours from around the world.
During the event, 21 food vendors provided dishes from nations including Spain, Japan, New Zealand, India, Nepal, Italy, the United States of America, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Vietnam and France.
A lively program of cultural performances from groups including Akwaaba Drumming, Yonga Boys, Rockingham Filipino Dancers and Peel Multicultural Association Persian Dancers also delighted the crowds.
City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels thanked the community and hardworking food vendors for making the event a huge success.
“The City of Rockingham International Food Festival always delivers a smorgasbord of delicious dishes from around the world and the latest edition was no exception,” Mayor Sammels said.
“Our City is home to people from countries all over the world and it is occasions like the International Food Festival that help us celebrate the rich diversity of cultures that make Rockingham such an amazing place to live.
“The City thanks all festival-goers and the food vendors who provided the culinary delights for making the 2019 International Food Festival the biggest and best yet.”
The International Food Festival was held by the City as part of Harmony Week. Harmony Week focuses on inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of their cultural or linguistic background.
The City of Rockingham invites food lovers to come and enjoy the 2019 International Food Festival, which will be held on Friday 15 March 2019 from 5pm–9pm at the Village Green on Flinders Lane in Rockingham.
Hosted as part of the City’s Summer Series of free, family-friendly, smoke-free and alcohol-free events, the International Food Festival will give visitors the chance to enjoy different flavours from around the world.
During the event about 20 food vendors will provide delicious dishes from a smorgasbord of nations including Spain, Japan, New Zealand, India, Nepal, Italy, the United States of America, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Vietnam and France.
There will also be a lively program of cultural performances from groups including Yonga Boys, Akwaaba Drumming, Rockingham Filipino Dancers and Peel Multicultural Association Persian Dancers. Free children’s activities, including creating a peg doll, family banner and paper lantern, will also be available.
City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels encouraged residents to head down to the Village Green and be part of the 2019 International Food Festival.
“In recent years the International Food Festival has grown to become one of the biggest events on the City’s calendar, with thousands taking up the opportunity to enjoy food from a variety of different countries,” Mayor Sammels said.
“The event has become a very popular celebration of our City’s wide range of multicultural influences. Whether you’ve got a sweet tooth, or can’t resist savoury dishes, there is something to suit everyone’s tastes, so I encourage all residents to join us in this fantastic festival of flavour.”
Attendees are encouraged to use public transport, with services on the 555 bus route extended to 10pm, operating on a 15-minute frequency. Nearby parking is available at the Gary Holland Community Centre and behind the Rockingham Museum.
Thousands of people were treated to the majestic sounds of the Perth Symphony Orchestra (PSO) on Saturday 23 February 2019, as the City of Rockingham hosted the Romance on the Green event for the third time.
Romance on the Green was held as part of the City’s Summer Series of free, family-friendly, smoke-free and alcohol-free events. About 8,500 concert-goers enjoyed a range of orchestra classics, classic rock hits and musical theatre anthems from the PSO and special guests, who were conducted by the acclaimed Jessica Gethin.
City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels thanked the PSO and concert-goers for making the event a special occasion for the third year in a row.
“The PSO and special guests, conducted by Jessica Gethin, always put on a fantastic show and the latest edition of Romance on the Green was no exception,” Mayor Sammels said.
“It was terrific to see residents of all ages and backgrounds come down to the Village Green on Flinders Lane and enjoy a variety of different tunes.
“The PSO provided music for a wide range of tastes and I’m delighted to say that the feedback the City has received on the event has been outstanding once again.”
During Romance on the Green the audience was treated to renditions of classic songs including Fields of Gold, The Prayer, Great Southern Land and Circle of Life.
The Village Green on Flinders Lane in Rockingham will be enchanted by the majestic sounds of the Perth Symphony Orchestra on Saturday 23 February 2019, with the City of Rockingham set to host Romance on the Green for the third time.
Running from 6pm–10pm as part of the City’s Summer Series of free, family-friendly, smoke-free and alcohol-free events, patrons will be able to enjoy the Perth Symphony Orchestra and special guests, conducted by Jessica Gethin, as they play a number of iconic pieces.
The audience at Romance on the Green will be treated to a series of orchestra classics, film tunes, rock hits and musical theatre anthems. There will also be a photo booth, giant games, and food and drink vendors at the event.The orchestra performing to a crowd at last year’s event.
City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels encouraged residents of all ages to be a part of the audience.
“Since hosting the first Romance on the Green event in 2017, thousands of people have embraced the opportunity to witness the Perth Symphony Orchestra perform live,” Mayor Sammels said.
“No matter what your musical tastes, the Perth Symphony Orchestra will deliver a range of tunes that are sure to delight.
“This year we can expect to hear renditions of classics including Barcelona, Fields of Gold, Great Southern Land, I Will Survive, Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’, The Prayer and I Still Call Australia Home.”
Parking will be available at the carparks at the Gary Holland Community Centre and behind the Rockingham Museum, and at any other available parking in the vicinity.
Attendees are encouraged to utilise public transport, and as such, bus services on the 555 route will be extended until 10.30pm operating on their timetabled 15-minute frequency.