Katoomba Winter Magic Festival looking for helpers

Phoenix dreaming is the theme of this year’s Katoomba Winter Magic Festival on Saturday, June 21.

“The theme signifies the rebirth of the mountains, regeneration and new beginnings and since it is also the 21st birthday it ties in well as you celebrate your birth more on those significant birthdays,” said a festival spokeswoman.

“The 2014 committee have been very excitedly working on this year’s festival. A number of stalls with a big emphasis on local and handmade items have been approved,” said the spokeswoman.

“A major focus for the committee in 2014 is to try and represent the local community. We have such a diverse population and culture up here and we will do our best to represent it the best we can. Applications for entertainment are now closed and the program will be listed on the festival’s website as soon as the schedule is set.” 

The festival is also in its second year of its three-year sustainability plan. If anyone is interested in helping out with sustainability, contact Marina Brown at: sustainability@wintermagic.com.au

ArtStreet is the annual community art exhibition that is a vital part of The Winter Magic Festival as it is a showcase of local artists. The exhibition runs in the lead up and for the whole month of June during the Winter Magic Festival period.

If you are a business interested in participating in ArtStreet contact ArtStreet director Victor Alejandro Peralta via email: artstreet@wintermagic.com.au

The Winter Magic Grand Parade is a highlight of the festival with more than 500 participants, ranging in age from children to seniors. To participate in the parade you can apply for a place with the parade application form on the festival’s website, or join tens of thousands of Winter Magic visitors and line the street. Don’t forget to wear your most colourful and dazzling winter woolies.

If you would like to help sponsor the festival, access the sponsorship expression of interest form on the festival’s website. For more information on sponsoring Winter Magic 2014, email: sponsorship@wintermagic.com.au

Winter Magic is run by dedicated volunteers and more are desperately needed for the day. To enquire visit the festival’s Facebook page, or apply online via the festival’s volunteer application page.