The Great Lee St Fete
The Great Lee Street Fete is the famous annual community event that delights and surprises all. The fete was held on Sunday 19th March 2017 from 10am to 4pm and this year didn’t disappoint.
Kids and family alike, enjoyed live entertainment, an animal nursery, talent show, silent disco, book stalls, toy stalls, craft stalls, food stalls, a giant slide and a huge array of prizes from local businesses, including food hampers, wine, books, fashion, beauty treatments, café and restaurant meal vouchers and more that was up for winning at the Spinning Wheel and Silent Auctions.
Food connoisseurs delighted in the annual The Great Lee Street Fete, knowing they were up for a stupendous selection of authentically fabulous food. Falafel wraps from the Middle East, Vietnamese Bahn Mi, spicy curries from Sri Lanka, Mexican snacks, French crepés, delicious pancakes and sushi from Japan, as well as a traditional Aussie BBQ and a school fete in Carlton wouldn’t have been complete without a gourmet blend of coffee. The snow-cones, icy poles and fairy floss stalls were as popular as ever and the homemade cakes, sweets and jams made for ideal gifts or for a treat on the day.
Many took time out to enjoy a wine or a beer at Lee Street’s ready-made bar. Kids were treated with heaps of fun with live music to fill the afternoon from local acts, along with face painting, silent disco and much more. Little kids delighted in the nursery of animals while big kids rode with endless fun on the ever-impressive Cha Cha and Melbourne’s highest Giant Slide extravaganza!
Bargain-hunters looked no further, getting all they needed in a great selection of pre-loved books and clothes and amazing finds at the trash ‘n’ treasure. Guests filled their vases with fresh flowers or picked up some plants for their home with herbs or new indoor/outdoor varieties, while crafties got their fix with high-quality homemade goods.
A Carlton North Primary School essential fund-raising initiative, the Great Lee Street Fete provides funds that are a significant part of the school’s annual operating budget to run high-quality class programs and maintain the grounds and buildings. Family and friends contributed to make the event possible and turn to Lee Street into a carnival for one day of the year.