A big thank you to all our High Street West End traders for making the West End Weekender such a wonderful and successful event. Visitors to Fremantle were left with a fantastic feeling and overwhelming experience telling us “I just love the West End” and ‘The West End is the place to be”. Even Perth Glory and internationally acclaimed footballer, Diego Castro, enjoyed the fun of the Chill zone with his children and friends.
This is the 3rd year the Weekender has run and many business owners stated it was the best yet – both in organisation and outcomes. We still have a few things to refine, however benefits for traders this year were an increased awareness and discovery of their business, people’s discovery & enjoyment of the West End and for some traders up to 80% increase in sales.
Starting at The National, the Weekender ran all the way down High Street as far as Moaut Street adding the much needed connection to aid the flow of pedestrian traffic through to Bathers Beach and J SHED.
With 22 Artisan Market Stalls, live art by Ben Shearer and other talented local artists, Breaks Children’s Easter activities, a big Easter Street Clearance Sale from Kartique and Anjel MS, a brilliant Chill zone incorporating interactive family games, Five Elements Puppet Theatre plays and Face Painting, the Orient Music Pitch supported by Pirate 88 and the International Easter Street Food Markets the beautiful West End heritage and business diversity was showcased.