On Sunday March 15, March into Merivale presents the inaugural Coogee Foreshore Festival at the buzzing, new Coogee Pavilion. The ground floor will become a marketplace, with snack stalls, entertainment, live music and family games.
“We’ve had such a great relationship and rapport with the members of the Coogee community since opening the Pavilion,” says Andrew El-Bayeh, the business and brand manger at Merivale. “So we wanted to bring our favourite venues to them.”
The food offering includes wood-fired pizza from Vinnie’s, and tuna with ponzu, pink snapper and sashimi, and of course, oysters, from the Oyster Bar. The Kitchen will serve burgers, hot-roasted leg ham and cuttlefish with chilli and garlic.
Deus ex Machina is joining in with motorcycle displays, live painting, and custom, hand-shaped surfboards. There will be carnival acts such as stilt walkers, jugglers, clowns, puppet shows and movies shown in the theatrette.
Catch a live performance by Sydney-based, four-piece pop/Motown band, the Lulu Raes. Lolo Lovina, a gypsy fusion band, will play on a refurbished caravan stage.
“It’s a real festival experience with lots of different offerings,” says El Bayeh.
The Coogee Foreshore Festival takes place on Sunday March 15 from 11am–4pm.