Chutzpah returns for majestic vintage festival

Knees up: Join the Charleston Dance for Charity at the Hydro on Saturday, February 23, part of the Roaring 20s Festival.
Knees up: Join the Charleston Dance for Charity at the Hydro on Saturday, February 23, part of the Roaring 20s Festival.

The chutzpah of the golden age of jazz music, elegant fashion, speakeasies and all things Oriental will return in majestic style at the Roaring 20s Festival on February 23–24.

The annual celebration of modern freedom, fashion and fun between the drabness of World War I and the restrictions of the Great Depression will high kick off at the Hydro Majestic Hotel with the popular Charleston Dance for Charity at 11am on the Saturday.

The community event is open to anyone dressed in 1920s costume (a feather boa, Mary Jane-style shoes and string of pearls for the ladies and a Fedora hat and pair of spats for the gents will do) and will be led by the Swing Katz and Music in the Mountains.

Gold coin donations will raise funds for Blue Mountains Rural Fire Service. There will also be prizes for the best dance performances and costumes.

The dance will be followed by the Majestic Long Lunch, an indulgent shared feast showcasing the best regional produce and presented by event ambassadors food luminary Lyndey Milan and The Darnell Collection fashion anthropologist, Charlotte Smith.

Guests will graze on decadent fare from the Hydro Majestic culinary team with offerings from Parklands Country Gardens & Lodges, Lushious Gourmet Catering, The Carrington Cellars & Deli and Josophan’s Fine Chocolates under the ornate vaulted ceiling of the Majestic Ballroom.

Tickets: $95pp includes complimentary cocktail on arrival, live entertainment and dancing, a fashion show of 1920s garments and prizes galore.

Bookings, details on 4782 6885 or hydromajestic.com.au/events/roaring-20s-festival.