Community Street Party

Plans for the community street party in Ocean Street are underway to celebrate the completion of stage one of the Victor Harbor Mainstreet Precinct Upgrade and launch of a new digital art project.

The first stage of the upgrade, which involves the redevelopment of the Ocean Street and Coral Street intersection, is due to be complete at the end of this month. To celebrate the completion of the works the City of Victor Harbor, together with Mainstreet Traders, will host a street party on Friday, 16 September.

With Ocean Street closed to traffic for the event, the party vibe is set to begin from 4pm to 8pm with stalls, live music, street performers, face painting, sideshow rides, pop-up bars, street food and a whole lot of fun.

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City of Victor Harbor Mayor Graham Philp said the event is about coming together as a community and is a great chance to celebrate the upgrade of the heart of Victor Harbor’s town centre.

“After significant planning and community consultation, it is excellent to see the upgrade of the Mainstreet Precinct underway. The transformation of this section of the street to date has been great to watch,” said Mayor Philp.

“You can already see how the upgrade is going to bring new vibrancy to the street, and after weeks of construction there is no better way to show off the finished product and showcase the great offerings of the Precinct than with a street party.”

While the street party will kick off a busy weekend in Victor Harbor, with the Rock N Roll Festival held the same weekend, it will also launch Council’s digital art project.

The digital art project links with Council’s city vibrancy and digital economy strategies and involves the installation of a permanent projector in the mainstreet precinct projecting digital art on to the façade of the Victa Cinema. This is the first permanent infrastructure of its type to be installed in regional South Australia.

“The Mainstreet Precinct will be the place to be seen on 16 September, so put the date in your diary, get your family and friends together, and start the weekend’s festivities at the street party,” said Mayor Philp.

Follow the event plans as they unfold on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/530911847094386/