Love Lennox Festival

The Love Lennox Festival is now an established annual event on the Lennox Head calendar, and will be back in 2015! The proposed date for this year’s event is Saturday 6th June  2015 on the long weekend.

The Lennox Head Chamber of Commerce is in the process of applying to Ballina Shire Council to close the main street of Lennox Head between Ross Park (allowing access to Rayner Lane) and the Cnr or Park Lane and Ballina Street (allowing access to Park Lane). This will ensure a safe environment for children and families and allow businesses and performers to use the closed road.

Check back for more information on how to get involved in this year’s event.

About the Love Lennox Festival

The first Love Lennox Carnival was held in the main street of Lennox Head on Saturday 6 July 2013. Feedback from the day was overwhelmingly popular with thousands of families turning up to enjoy music, food, entertainment and giveaways.  The second was on Saturday 7th June 2014, and was significantly larger in the number of visitors to our town.

The idea behind the Love Lennox Festival is to open our beautiful town to locals and visitors alike by creating a festive atmosphere in the main street. The event also supports local business in winter, when visitor numbers are traditionally lower than usual.

Businesses are invited to join the party by organising their own independent events. The more businesses that participate, the better the festival atmosphere will be in Ballina Street in the heart of our beautiful village.

In case you haven’t yet decided, here are a few simple ideas for how you can get involved:

  • Decorate your business with flags, bunting and balloons
  • Organise entertainment such as face painters, music, buskers, activities for kids, fashion parades – be creative!  Please ensure that anyone doing such activities is licensed and insured to do so, as we will need to check this as part of the risk management process.
  • Get dressed up – or find people willing to dress up as clowns, animals etc. – they could go up and down the street handing out brochures for your business, or promoting special offers to entice people to visit you.  You don’t have to have a shopfront to do this – tradies could just as easily get involved this way!
  • Giveaway samples, or special offers
  • Encourage community spirit – too small to organise something? – Get together with other businesses to share ideas and create an even bigger Festival presence
  • Vigorously promote your business in Lennox – some of the clothing shops are already planning fashion shows.  Other ideas include having people dressed in the national dress of the restaurant’s food and offering food samples – ladies wearing saris for Indian food, ponchos and Mexican hats, Thai costumes etc – there may be a prize for the most imaginative.
  • Do you belong to a local group? – schools, Lions, Rotary, VIEW, Probus, musicians, sports clubs…….all are very welcome to get involved.
  • Invite all your customers, friends and acquaintances to the event – spread the word!
  • Have fun! And join in the party