Jumping through hoops at Cronulla Spring Festival


THERE is bound to be something for everyone to enjoy at the Cronulla Spring Festival this weekend.The annual two-day event which starts today marks the start of spring will have a range of attractions to suit all tastes.

There will be rides, a children’s corner, motoring displays and more than 100 market stalls.

Shops and cafes within Cronulla Plaza will be open with spring festival specials.

Sutherland Shire dance troupes and tribute bands will provide the live entertainment at the Pavilion stage on both days.

Acts will include The Beatnix, FABBA, The Jive Bombers and The Kamis.

Also taking the stage will be demonstrators from Zumba By the Bay, Dos Taekwondo and Kinetic Martial Arts.

There will be a special performance by St Aloysius Primary School, Cronulla — the first act on stage on Sunday morning.

Pupils from kindergarten to year 6 will perform a smaller version of their recent piece entered at Wakakirri Story Dance — a national story sharing arts festival.

Choreographer Maria Ryan said it was the first time the school had entered the competition.

“We received a highly commended and won the live pop singing category,” Mrs Ryan said.

“We rehearsed for 15 weeks and made all our own props from recycled materials. The storyline followed a community coming together to help fund-raise and rebuild [after] a natural disaster.”

In the children’s corner, there will be face painting, an animal farm and a reptile show.

Children can learn how to use a hoop, juggle or create jewellery at Monro Park, Cronulla.

Motoring enthusiasts can head to Peryman Square where prized vehicles will displayed.