Cronulla Spring Festival 2014

Can you believe it’s almost September already?! Well it is! This means the Cronulla Spring Festival is just around around the corner! We’re hoping September is a dryer month than August, we’d love the sun to shine on this glorious weekend!

monro_park_2The Cronulla Spring Festival will be held on 13th & 14th September. The Sutherland Shire’s biggest annual celebration welcomes all! There will be plenty of entertainment from Cronulla Plaza to the beach with fun activities for kids, market stalls and bargains from local stores, as well as great coffee and food to keep you going!

The Pavilion Stage will host live shows and musicians throughout the weekend, including:

  • Kirrawee High Stage Band
  • Sharnielle Hartley
  • Sea Naturals Capella Choir
  • Local performers
  • Hi Lifeguards
  • Blossoms
  • South American Pan Pipes

Spring-Fest-253There will be plenty of entertainment for the little ones as well, including Despicable Me2, Mr. Potato Head and Mr. Peabody and Sherman.

Kids Corner
At the southern end of Cronulla St (near the train station) the kids will be delighted by a whole heap of activities, including:

  • Animal Farm ($3 entry)
  • The Fun House (free)
  • Get Wild animal shows and displays including reptiles, turtles and a baby croc! (free)
  • NSW Fisheries ‘Get Hooked’
  • Plenty of rides
  • Pony rides and kids craft activities in Monro Park

Wellbeing Fair
Chill out in Monro Park and get your hands on a number of natural products and watch the entertainers supplied by A Touch Of Eden while the kids take pony rides around the gardens!

Rides-CrowdShow & Shine
Overlooking North Cronulla Beach, Peryman Square will be home to plenty of classic cars for the RSL Motoring Enthusiasts Club Show & Shine event.

Cronulla Design Ideas Competition
The Mayor of the Sutherland Shire will announce the winners of the Design Ideas Competition, best of luck to all who entered!

Road Closures & Parking
If you’re leaving your car on Cronulla St or Surf Rd on Friday night, make sure you move it before 4am! Cronulla St and Surf Rd will be closed from 4am Saturday morning until 7pm Sunday night. Parking will be scarce so if you’re driving be prepared for a long walk (unless you’re lucky enough to score a top spot!) otherwise jump on the train and you’ll arrive right in the hub of all the activity!

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2012 Council Election

The council election is on the 8th September 2012, coincidentally the same day as the start of the Cronulla Spring Festival!

The Sutherland Shire is divided into 5 Wards with 3 councillors in each (view the candidate list by ward). Polling hours are 8am – 6pm at the designated booths for each Ward. And of course, voting is compulsory.

Absentee voting
Voting at a booth outside your designated electoral roll Ward is not permitted. If in doubt, check which ward you are in on the Sutherland Shire Council website by entering your home address. Voting for all Wards is available at the Principal Polling Place at the Sutherland Entertainment Centre.

Postal vote
The application for a postal vote are available on the Sutherland Shire Council website and must be returned to the Returning Officer (see details below) or dropped off at reception at the Council’s Administration Office (see details below) by Monday 3rd September.

A Ward – Polling Booths

  • Bundeena Community Centre
  • Burraneer Bay Public School
  • Caringbah Public School (dual with Ward B)
  • St Phillips Anglican Church Hall, Caringbah (dual with Ward B)
  • Cronulla High School
  • Cronulla Public School
  • Uniting Church Hall, Cronulla
  • Kurnell Public School
  • Lilli Pilli Public School
  • Maianbar Community Hall
  • Sutherland Entertainment Centre (dual all Wards)
  • Woolooware Public School (dual with Ward C)
For the complete list of Polling Booths for Ward B, C, D & E, click here.So while you’re out and about enjoying the Cronulla Spring Festival, don’t forget to vote!

Returning Officer
Sutherland Shire Council
Suite 2, 1st Floor, 33-35 Belmont St
PO Box 971, Sutherland

Council’s Administration Office
4-20 Eton St

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2012 Cronulla Spring Festival Stall Info

It’s only early days but in the next coming months the annual much loved local Cronulla Spring Festival will take over!

Event details
When: 8th September at 8am finishing at 4pm on 9th September
Where: Cronulla Plaza
How much: Free!

Application forms for stall holders and information sheets can be downloaded from the Sutherland Shire Council website. Cronulla CBD Management reminds you that sending in an application does not guarantee you a spot. Applications will not be assessed until after the closing date of 20th July and of course all applications must have public liability insurance.

Mark down the dates in your diary or on your calendar and stay tuned for more info regarding stalls and shows as the Cronulla Spring Festival draws closer.

Take a look at some of the snapshots from 2011’s Cronulla Spring Festival…

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Cronulla Spring Festival 2011

Once again it’s that time of year that the Sutherland Shire comes alive with the Cronulla Spring Festival!

Starting at 10am on Saturday 10th September continuing through to 5pm Sunday, Cronulla Plaza will be blossoming with a variety of entertainment, lifestyle exhibits, market stalls and dining options.

Kids Corner is back again this year, with Kids World Magic Shows, baby animal farm, Snake Tails reptile display & shows and of course face painting!

The Pavilion Stage will be the home of many local talents, including singers, dancers, martial arts demonstrations and some great live music from local bands including Fabba and The Beatnix.

Now with the kids entertained and possibly exhausted, time for some shopping! Over 100 market stalls hosting fashion, shoes, gifts, art and craft will take over the streets of Cronulla, not to mention the shops in the mall!

The beautiful setting of Monro Park will be hosting the Wellbeing Fair – essentially the place to chill out! Take part in massage, meditation and yoga or simply absorb the carefree environment while you learn about holistic health. Where better to chill out other than Cronulla?!

Any keen campers, bushwalkers or outdoor lovers out there? We suggest you head down to Surf Rd – the home of the Outdoor Adventure section!

Last but not least, it is recommended that any motoring enthusiasts gather around Peryman Square to observe the numerous cars on display, including an extra long stretch hummer!

Road Closures
Due to this exciting upcoming event Cronulla Street, Surf Road & Purley Place will be closed to traffic from 5am Saturday 10th September until 7pm Sunday 11th September

Stall Holder Info
All applications for stall holders are now closed and no further applications or waitlists for stalls will be accepted. If you missed out this year there’s always next year! Bookings for 2012 will open in June 2012. Keep an eye on Cronulla Beach CBD Management for more info.

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Cronulla Spring Festival 2010

I love the spring time. As we emerge from one of the coldest winters in recent years (it was on average 2 degrees colder than last year), the blankets are stowed away, the days become longer and everything just seems… well… better. The promise of long hot days in the sun seems to put everyone in a positive mood. This optimism is usually related to an increase flow of endorphins from the brain. Other triggers for endorphin release also include spicy foods; strenuous exercise; sunshine; and, believe it or not, shopping.

If you’re heading out this weekend, the Cronulla can offer you at least 1 out of those 4. Yes it’s that time of year again… the Cronulla Spring Festival (notice it’s a festival now – not a fair) is on this weekend! Live music, animal farms, fashion parades, martial arts, face painting and of course shopping will all be on offer all weekend from 10am to 5pm in the main drag of Cronulla. Over 100 stalls will be offering fashion, arts, crafts and food all along Cronulla Street and Cronulla Mall.

In recent years the Spring Fair/Festival seems to bring less-than-desirable weather (i.e. rain) but this year the weatherman is telling us clear skies, sunshine and mild temperatures all weekend. That’s settled then, there is no excuse not to head down and browse around!

I will offer one piece of advice though. If you do live in the Cronulla area, walk. Don’t bother driving. The only unfortunate thing about the Spring Fair is the traffic. It’s not as bad as peak summer time in Cronulla, but it’s always a shock after the dead roads of winter.

Check out Sutherland Shire Council’s website for more information.

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