Coolgardie Day draws crowd of 20,000

Published: Tuesday, 1 October 2019 at 4:00:00 PM

It was “all about the family” at the recent Coolgardie Day celebrations held on the 15 September in the Shire of Coolgardie.

The tagline was more than just a catchphrase as visiting families and local resident families alike came out in numbers to enjoy the free event.

Known as “the Mother of the Goldfields” the town of Coolgardie was filled to the brim when more than 20,000 people descended on its main street to attend the event that celebrates the place that set off the greatest gold rush in Australian history.

Barefoot Bands performed on both stages while the main stage was fronted by headline band, Tapping Stickz who provided an atmospheric back drop to fun activities in the park. There was old time rock drilling, food stalls and an interactive reptile display for event attendees to enjoy. The side show alley was a real drawcard this year, with many new rides arriving from the eastern states, increasing the excitement among the crowd.

Shire President Malcolm Cullen said event attendees were thrilled by the addition of thrill seeker side show alley rides that haven’t been seen in Coolgardie before and were treated to a huge variety of street stalls with delicious offerings.

He said, “the celebrations were possible due to the committee that work tirelessly to deliver a fun filled day.”

“The Shire is a proud sponsor of Coolgardie Day and we are grateful for the hard work put in by the committee. This fantastic annual event is popular within our local community and is a drawcard for many visitors into our town”.

The day culminated in a street parade, with many attendees agreeing it was the best celebration of Coolgardie Day yet.


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