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TULIP TIME IS turning 50 this year, and Tourism Southern
Highlands is planning a celebration like none other.
For the first time Tulip Time is getting nocturnal as it
welcomes the Lantern Street Parade and Tulips After Dark on
the weekend of September 25-26.
Some things are still the same. Proceeds from the festival
will go to a nominated charity, with this year's organisation
being Father Chris Riley's Youth Off the Streets. Favourites like
the Open Gardens, Breakfast in the Park and the headline
street parade remain. But for Tourism Southern Highland
executive manager Steve Rosa and event coordinator Lisa
Evans, the buzz is all around Tulip Time at night.
"We're making Tulip Time so that it doesn't shut down as
soon as the sun goes down," Mr Rosa said.
"This new initiative aims to draw in both our hardworking
community and our ever-expanding tourism market that supports this
event every year. "In celebrating 50 years, I can't think of a better
way to celebrate than to make Tulip Time a night event as well."
The Lantern Street Parade will feature five iconic lanterns
based on a gold theme this year. Accompanying them will
Very pretty in pink is Ava Vafaei, 7, from Blacktown in a bed of
colourful tulips. Photo by Roy Truscott
be 250 lanterns handmade by the community, as it travels
down Bong Bong Street to complement the afternoon parade
earlier in the day.
"Between the parades we'll be having the Golden Mile Street
Race featuring fun runs for both kids and adults," Mr Rosa said.
Following on will be the inaugural Tulips After Dark, where
you can spend your warm spring evening immersing in the
splendour of Corbett Gardens under lights.
As part of the 50-year gala, Tourism Southern Highlands is
planning this year's festival with the moniker of Your Tulip Time.
"The level of support from the other towns and villages this
year is without precedent," Ms Evans said.
Tulip time is turning 50
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Hearty breakfasts, gourmet
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3 course evening menu, home
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