Central Coast Council looking for unique events for upcoming Lakes Festival

Central Coast Council is seeking local events, programs and activities that focus on the region’s lakes and waterways for this year’s Lakes Festival.

The 10-day festival in November will see locals and visitors come together to celebrate, discover and even re-discover those places on the Coast that make the region unique.

Glenn Cannard, Council Unit Manager, Community and Culture, said the the 10-day festival was looking for any ideas that offered a “unique perspective”.

“The Lakes Festival will look a little different this year given COVID-19 and the current environment, but it is exciting that we are able to move forward with a program that celebrates our region’s incredible waterways,” he said.

“We’re seeking Expressions of Interest from anyone with a unique perspective on our waterways including local businesses, companies, organisations and community groups.

“Activities can be anything from festivals to sporting events, art or outdoor installations to workshops, let your imagination run wild but stay true to the overarching theme of our waterways.”

Council Administrator Rik Hart said it was important for the community that The Lakes Festival continued to be held.

“Council continues to take steps towards financial recovery, but while there is a calculated reduction in service levels, this doesn’t mean that the community misses out,” he said.

“The Lakes Festival is something celebrated right across the Coast and is made possible through the contributions of so many amazing local businesses, groups and organisations.”

Submissions close at 2pm on Friday 11 June. For more information head here.