GEORGE NEWS - A new feature for the 2018 Lights Festival hosted annually by George Municipality will be the Lights Festival Market Tent, a platform for local marketeers to showcase and sell their goods.
Co-sponsored by the ISP Group, the concept is based on the Entrepreneurs night market which happens the first friday of every month at Getafix Garden Cafe at the Botanical Gardens.
There will be a variety of goods for sale at the Lights Festival Market Tent – plants, arts and crafts, great food - as well as a relaxed and comfortable seating area away from the hustle and bustle, where you will still feel part of the Lights Festival and be able to listen to the music!
For more information and to book stalls for the Market Tent (space is limited) contact ISP on 082 566 1848 or email email@example.com.
“George Municipality is working hard to keep improving the programme for the Lights Festival every year and we hope that the Market Tent will be well received as something different,” said Iona Kritzinger Portfolio Councillor for Strategic Services and Chairperson of the Events Committee.
Don’t forget about the children's programme which starts at 14:00, come and meet your favourite characters Daantjie Kat, Georgie, Rocky the Recycling Rooster and Smartie! An area will be cordoned off to the right of La Capannina Restaurant, with the entrance from York Street. Fun galore for every ages with jumping castles, face painting and other exciting activities.
Parents must accompany children and Community Development officials identified by orange bibs with name tags will be present to assist on the day.
The youth programme will start on the main stage from 14:00 with the Classic Programme starting at 17:00. The programme of performers is available on the George website www.george.gov.za and George municipal facebook page.
The main event – the switching on of the Festive Season Lights will take place at 20:00 following an address by the Executive Mayor of George, Melvin Naik. Thereafter the festival kicks into high gear with a full 60 minute set by Emo Adams.
York Street between Hibernia / Langehoven and Courtenay Streets as well as a portion of Cathedral Street will be closed from 12:00 in order to ensure the safety of all.
Directional signage will be in place. A number of stalls will be available throughout the day from 14:00 selling food and other items.
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