Posted on Dec 01, 2016
Awash with purple, Ardross Street in Applecross Village came alive on Saturday 26 November for our much-loved Rotary Jacaranda Festival.
Despite the heat – it reached a scorching 38 degrees – more than 8,000 people came together for the biggest event we’ve put on to date.
With 130 stalls showcasing a variety of products, services and causes, two stages with live entertainment, including performances from local schools and groups, plus roving entertainment and family-friendly activities, as well as a new gourmet food hub it was a big day!
Together we can achieve more  
Our members spend hundreds of hours organising this event and we are incredibly grateful to the team of more than 120 wonderful volunteers including representatives from Rotary Club of Attadale, E-Rotary WA, Waylen Bay Sea Scouts, South Perth Rotaract, Esther Foundation, Melville SES, Melville Cares, the Red Cross, Capital Radio 101.7 and Applecross Primary School P&C who helped to make the festival an enormous success.
We are also grateful for the ongoing support of our event sponsors Lotterywest and the City of Melville and our club supporters Mont Property, Pharmacy 777, Ross North Developments and The Good Grocer.  
We had a wonderful day – and from the feedback we received so did our local community!
After the Opening of the Festival; Mr Dean Nalder local MLA, Rotary President Chris Whelan, City of Melville Deputy Mayor Rebecca Aubrey and Festival Director Kenn Williams (Photo John Kevan)
Photos by The Scene Team