Sunbury set to shine

Pic: Joe Mastroianni

By Jessica Micallef

Sunbury StreetLife Festival is back for another year.

The fun-filled event, which began five years ago, helps to grow, acknowledge and support local businesses.

Head of volunteers for Sunbury StreetLife Festival Sharyn Snook said it was great fun for people of all ages.

“It is a vibrant, free, community event that offers something for everyone with amazing local businesses, live on stage entertainment, children’s activities and hands-on activities,” Ms Snook said.

“It celebrates everything local … and is an example of the community and business owners working together to celebrate the traditional main street.”

She said the festival was created to showcase local businesses.

“The aim was formed from two passionate small home-based business owners to draw more people into Sunbury and promote the amazing history, businesses and location we have here,” Ms Snook said.

Since the festival began, attendance has grown. Ms Snook is hoping for a big turnout again this year.

“The last couple of years we estimate numbers between 8000 and 10,000 attendees.”

The event will be held on Sunday, November 18 between 10am and 3pm on O’Shanassy Street and Brook Street, Sunbury.