Spree of fun and fireworks

Sophia ConstantineNorth West Telegraph
Tanzeke Edgar, 6, enjoying the festivities at the Spinifex Spree.
Camera IconTanzeke Edgar, 6, enjoying the festivities at the Spinifex Spree.

Port Hedland Turf Club was a hive of activity last weekend as thousands of people turned up to enjoy the Town of Port Hedland’s version of a regional royal show.

The Spinifex Spree is an annual carnival-style event held over two days, offering punters an array of entertainment.

This year’s star attractions included show bag stalls, bumper cars, stilt-walkers, Old Macdonald’s Travelling Farm, amusement rides, live entertainment and more than 80 market stalls selling everything from food to hand-crafted goods.

Aaaron Coehlo and Abbey Tobin.
Camera IconAaaron Coehlo and Abbey Tobin. Credit: Pictures: Sophia Constantine

SAFE Hedland, Care for Hedland, South Hedland Police, and Port Hedland Netball Association were among the local exhibitors.

Isabelle Atkins, 5.
Camera IconIsabelle Atkins, 5.
Ashley, 3.
Camera IconAshley, 3.
Ashley, 3.
Camera IconAshley, 3.
Ayla Careddu, 2.
Camera IconAyla Careddu, 2.
Ayla Careddu, 2.
Camera IconAyla Careddu, 2.
Ayla Careddu, 2.
Camera IconAyla Careddu, 2.

“These events can’t go ahead without dedicated people and the staff at the Town of Port Hedland who help put everything together.”

Niharika Srinivasan, 2.
Camera IconNiharika Srinivasan, 2.

Local musician Mikey Smith performed on both days and indie rock band VANNS took to the stage on Saturday night to ring in the end of the event, followed by a fireworks display.

Musician Mikey Smith.
Camera IconMusician Mikey Smith.

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