Kaleidoscope Festival returns for its second year and is set to transform Joondalup City Centre yet again into an extraordinary wonderland of electrifying illumination and art from Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th November.
Entertainment, music, and food from 5pm, and lights on from 7.30pm to 10.30pm.
Scitech shows are on from 5.15pm to 7.15pm, we stayed for the bubble show which the kids loved, especially the butane bubbles.
Make sure you stop and check out street performers, my kids really enjoyed the Portrait-Palazzo photo booth – bring some coins along and ‘pay as you feel’.
Before the light show, we decided to grab something to eat, there are so many food trucks this year and a great variety! We decided to order from Get Chips or Die Frying, we ordered Alex-Lamb-Der and Popcorn Chicken – both meals were absolutely delicious! There is a full list of food truck vendors on the Kaleidoscope Website.
There is a welcome message and countdown projected onto the Administration Building from 7.25pm.
Disco Park; there’s a big mirror ball, disco lights, hits from the 70s playing and a light up dance floor – guaranteed to be a winner with all the kids, I know it was for mine!
LED Starfall; 79 awesome LED meteor tubes affixed to the facade of the Joondalup Public Library.
Light Forest; walk through thousands of strands of brilliantly lit fibre optic cables – this is another great one for the kids.
Shadow Play; make your shadow big or small or get creative and make shadow puppets using your hands.
The Stringy Thingy; hundreds of meters of fluorescent string line and some UV lights makes some pretty awesome art and a very instaworthy picture!
Four Seasons; four seasons in one day, wander around Joondalup’s intriguing ‘Glass Box’ meeting area and enjoy Summer, Winter, Autumn and Spring.
KBar; if you aren’t planning to bring the kids pop in for a drink, cool lights and music.
Cast / One Voice / Art Next Gen; storytelling and art projected onto the Administration Building. Make sure you catch Cast, it is pretty impressive.
All You Need Is Love; selfie wonderland… let your imagination take over as you pose for fun photos. Playing in the background is the original and every cover of The Beatles classic All You Need Is Love.
Faceoff; hands down our favourite display, a live video feed captures your face and projects a super-sized and stylised rendition of your face up onto the building.
KLogo; the Kaleidoscope will melt, explode, deconstruct, reconstruct and generally twist, morph and change form.
KLive; enjoy some live performances on the KLive stage (in front of Lotteries House).
Fantastic Planet; giant humanoid glowing figures, until you are up close you won’t believe how big they are!
Will-O-The-Wisps; thousands of mysterious wisps appear and disappear in the night, appearing to work together as a huge illuminated canvas that rises out of the ground.
Birds of Lumos; these birds are very cute – Rowi and her chick are inspired by the New Zealand Kiwi.
Night Voices; the walk of wonder, thirty amazing singers lined up holding lights in the dark along a pathway.
Light Tunnel; walk through the 22-metre light tunnel.
Be Still My Beating Heart; using the soundbox you can change the light sequence, located at ECU it is away from the main event but definitely worth checking out.
Glow in the dark merchandise is available for purchase from the information stand.
Kaleidoscope Festival is a great FREE event for the whole family, we spent an easy 3 hours there and had a great time.
Best entry points into the event are off Grand Boulevard (at the Central Park entrance) or from Boas Avenue (between Grand Blvd & Lakeside Dv).
For more information visit the Kaleidoscope Website and remember to use the #kscope when you upload your pictures to social media.
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