AS punters get ready to swarm the iconic Bellerive Oval later this month for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, the popular Australian sporting pastime won’t be the only form of spring entertainment on offer.
To welcome disembarking ferry patrons in style as they start their leisurely walk to Bellerive Oval, Clarence City Council will be hosting its very first Bellerive Fiesta on Friday 21 and Sunday 23 October.
The Bellerive Boardwalk will be transformed into a fun and festive space for the whole family, featuring a wonderful play space by Soda Projects (MONA, Taste of Summer), giant bubble play for kids – big and small – to create their very own giant bubbles, and the chance to try juggling, stilt walking, diablo or poi throwing with Social Circus Tasmania.
The event will also include free face painting, the brilliant Hugo Bladel with Off Ya Trolley Mobile Disco, Beat Latina dancers and a host of other roaming performers, as well as food from your favourite food trucks including Kaki Lima, Wattlebanks, Munchies Street Food and more.
Clarence Mayor Doug Chipman said it will be great to welcome visitors to the beautiful City of Clarence with a fun and festive fiesta.
“Come and enjoy a springtime festival atmosphere down at your boardwalk – and all for free,” he said.
“We are so excited to be hosting the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at our very own Bellerive Oval, and what better way to kickstart a day for the whole family than with a riverside festival backdropped by the picturesque kunanyi/Mt Wellington.
“The Derwent Ferry service has already proven a popular mode of transport when travelling across the Derwent for the cricket – as we saw first-hand during the Ashes Test in January this year.
“Clarence City Council has fully welcomed the announcement by the State Government of the introduction of permanent Saturday sailings, just in time for the warmer months, and we encourage the community to continue to embrace this new and exciting method of transportation.
“I can’t think of a better family outing than enjoying a relaxed sail across our iconic River Derwent followed by an afternoon of family activities, delicious Tasmanian food, and finishing with a rousing match of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup cricket.
“So, don your Aussie colours and join us on the boardwalk for our inaugural Bellerive Fiesta.”
Bellerive Fiesta will be held on the Bellerive Boardwalk on Friday 21 October (noon to late) and Sunday 23 October (noon to 8pm).
For more information on the Derwent Ferry, visit derwentferries.com.au