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Western Sydney’s Spectacular “Blacktown Street Alive and Parade”, May 25

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The popular Street Alive and Parade should attract over 80,000 people into Blacktown’s CBD for the final highlight event of this year’s Blacktown City Festival at 9:00 am-4:00 pm on Saturday 25 May 2013.

Street Alive and Parade gives the local community the opportunity to take advantage of over 300 street stalls, six peformance stages, exciting displays and many, many attractions. Headlining the 2013 event will be the boy band The Collective from 2012 X-Factor TV talent quest series.

The umbrella organisation Philippine Community Council of NSW (PCC-NSW),  some affliate organisations and other clubs will form the Philippine contingent  including usual participants the Filipino Australian Movement for Empowermnt (FAME), Philippine Australian Community Settlement, Inc (PACSI),  Australia Philippines Services League (APSL),  DIAZ Foundation and the Sydney Australian Filipino Seniors, Inc. (SAFSI).

“The Blacktown City Festival, Streets Alive and Parade is one of the largest community celebrations in Western Sydney. It draws amazing crowds full of community spirit and we invite eveyone to join,” Mayor of Blacktown, Councillor Len Robinson said.

From 9:00 am, residents and visitors to Blacktown City will have the opportunity to shop knick-knacks, hand created jewelry, show bags and taste a world of flavours from the many food stalls. A number of  Filipino food caterers look forward to their  street stalls showcasing popular Flipino food delicacies..

Commencing at 11:00 am, a vibrant parade will travel through the main streets of Blacktown’s CBD.  Don’t miss this spectacular display of colour and excitement, featuring roving charcters, floats, dance groups and marching bands to entertain the cowd.

Special guests  boy band The Collective who featured in the 2012 X Factor TV talent quest will perform their hit single “Surrender” on stage no.1 at 12:10 pm.

The Collective will also be signing autographs after their performance.

Keep an eye out for Channel 9’s news anchorman Peter  Overton who will meet and greet everyone and emcee the vibrant street Parade.

“The Street Alive and Parade Day is a fantastic way to end a very exciting and enjoying 2013 Blacktown City Festival. The eight day festival has captured the community’s imagination, setting a benchmark for future festivals in Blacktown and Western Sydney,” May Robinson said.