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The Lakes Festival a welcome boost for the local economy

By Central Coast Council
Archived 24 Jan 2024 - Posted: 24 Nov 2023
Not even the rain could dampen the spirits of attendees of the eighth Lakes Festival, which has again given the Central Coast region a timely economic boost as local businesses look towards peak tourist season.

More than 10,000 visitors attended the 10-day festival that offered over 30 exciting family-friendly activities, cultural and educational programs hosted by local organisations and businesses.

Council Unit Manager Community and Culture, Glenn Cannard said the festival has earned its spot on the calendar as an iconic Central Coast event.

“The Lakes Festival is one of our region’s biggest events, with this year’s festival injecting more than $1.5 million dollars into the local economy as a result,” Mr Cannard said.

“While there was the cancellation of some activations due to heavy rainfall, pleasingly our flagship event Light Up the Lake still went on and attracted nearly 5,000 people."

Council Administrator, Rik Hart said the wide range of events that featured on this year’s festival program played a big part in attracting the crowds.

“This family-friendly event continues to be popular among locals and visitors and wouldn’t be possible without the creative ideas from local businesses who take part,” Mr Hart said.

“Council held the first Lakes Festival in 2015 and the response from the community has been extremely positive, so I’m sure it will continue to grow in the years to come.”

If you would like to be part of the Lakes Festival in 2024, Council will be seeking Expressions of Interest from new and returning businesses, companies, organisations and community groups from 29 January 2024.

To receive information about the Expressions of Interest, please contact here to join the mailing list and keep an eye out on Council’s website.

This article archived 24 Jan 2024

 
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