Fireworks display to feature at Illuminate Wollondilly

Fireworks display to feature at Illuminate Wollondilly

Posted on: 30.04.2019

At this year’s Illuminate Wollondilly Festival on 18 May, Council will continue the tradition of celebrating the event with a fireworks display over the town of Picton.

The fireworks display will be launched above the mushroom tunnel at 219 Argyle Street between 9.00pm and 9.15pm on the festival night, sponsored by George IV Inn.

Local fire crews from NSW Fire & Rescue will be on site to make sure all safety measures are followed before, during and after the fireworks.

Community Projects and Events Team Leader Rob Moran said, “We want to make sure that residents in the immediate area are aware of the display so that action can be undertaken for the protection of pets and livestock to prevent any possible harm or distress.”

“Council will endeavour to minimise the nuisance, but there is inevitably going to be some disturbance,” Mr Moran advised.

“We appreciate the understanding of the community and look forward to seeing everyone at this year’s festival.”

The Animal Shelter on Wonga Road Picton will extend their hours on Sunday 19 May to allow residents more time to collect or bring in animals that may escape due to the fireworks. The hours for that Sunday will be 10am to 2.30pm.

If your pet has escaped or you have found an animal please call the Animal Shelter on 4677 0462 to arrange a drop off or pick up.

Now in its fifth year, planning over the last 12 months to reinvigorate the festival has come together with the Event Program released this week.

This year there will be several new additions including more illuminated buildings, LED dancers, street performers, a DJ activation truck, a silent disco and neon putt putt.

Festival favourites will return, including the Lieder theatre fire dancers, Jasmine Brophy the Fire Breather, over 100 market and food stalls and of course and The Mac Kids carnival.