Laidley Spring Festival through the years

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2008

2009

2010

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2011

2012

Spring Festival shines

 

The Laidley Spring Festival’s grand parade was treated to stunning spring weather as hoards of floats took to the CBD to celebrate another premier three-day event.

 

Residents and visitors alike were out and about visiting some of the stunning gardens on display, as well as making the most of the numerous activities and entertainment that was on offer. A major highlight of the event was the Laidley Garden Show’s 50th anniversary event.

 

Laidley State High School students and staff took home the title of grand champion float in Saturday’s parade. The float, titled “The Moral Is…” featured story book characters.

 

Council’s Mayor Steve Jones said the time and effort parade entrants had committed to their floats and costumes was to be commended.

 

“The grand parade is always a highlight of the Laidley Spring Festival and this year’s was second to none,” Cr Jones said.

 

2012 Grand Parade winners:

 

  • Best Children’s float: Laidley Kindergarten

  • Best Business float: Laidley United Realty

  • Best Sporting Group float: Laidley Golf Club

  • Best Marching/Walking Group: Tabletop Junior Arts and Craft Inc

  • Best Primary/High School float: St Mary’s Primary School

  • Best Band: Lockyer Valley Celtic Pipe Band

  • Best Historic/Antique Motor Vehicle Group float: Laidley Pioneer Village Museum

  • Best Cultural/Creative float: Laidley Valley Circus Arts

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2013

Laidley Spring Festival best ever

 

Laidley was a hive of activity as thousands flocked to the annual Spring Fair which was being hailed as the best ever.

 

Lockyer Valley Mayor Steve Jones said Laidley hosted a three day party that will be talked about for generations to come.

 

“After being hit hard by the Australia Day weekend flood earlier this year, the entire town got behind the Spring Festival this year with many describing it as the best festival ever,” he said.

 

“Thousands of people flocked to Laidley to take part in the festivities which is not only a signature event for Laidley, but an important event for the entire region.

 

“The Laidley Cultural Centre proved a popular venue hosting the Laidley Garden Club’s Gardens and Flowers Show, the Lockyer Valley Orchid Society’s Orchid Show and the Lockyer Valley Artist’s Exhibition.” Cr Jones said.

 

“Daus Neumann Haus was another popular area with arts and crafts stalls over the three day festival as well as a fresh produce market on the Saturday.

 

“Residents and visitors took a step back in time at the Laidley Pioneer Village with the Quilt and Craft Expo at the Laidley Uniting Church also proving very popular.

 

“It was great to see so many families out and about enjoying themselves.

 

“There is no doubt we live in one of the best parts of the world with the Laidley Spring Festival really highlighting our sense of civic pride and community spirit,” he said.

 

“The Main Parade was an outstanding success and I would like to congratulate the following winners:

 

  • Best Children’s Float – Free Range Kids

  • Best Business Float – Branell Homestead Bed and Breakfast

  • Best Sporting Group – Laidley Dragon Boat

  • Best Community Group – Laidley Art Society

  • Best School float – St Mary’s Primary School

  • Best Band – Lockyer Valley Celtic Pipe Band

  • Best Historical/Antique Motor Vehicle – Lockyer Antique Motor Assoc Inc

  • Best Cultural / Creative Float – Lockyer Valley Circus Arts

  • Grand Champion – St Mary’s Primary School

2014

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2015

Spring celebrated in style at the Laidley Spring Festival 

 

The annual 2015 Laidley Spring Festival wrapped up on Saturday and organisers say they couldn’t be happier with the event’s success. 

The three-day festival enjoyed spectacular spring weather and captured the essence of the season. 

Council’s Mayor Steve Jones said the parade was always a highlight of the popular festival. 

“The laughter and applause as the parade made its way through Patrick Street was nothing short of infectious,” Cr Jones said.

Residents and visitors alike were out and about visiting some of the stunning gardens on display and taking part in the number of activities and entertainment on offer throughout the three day event.

Mayor Steve Jones said the town was still on a high after another successful event and commended the support of businesses and the community. 

“This year’s floats were some of the best we have seen. The time and effort parade entrants commit to floats and costumes is something they should all be congratulated on,” Cr Jones said. 

Congratulations to the 2015 Grand Parade winners:

  • Grand Champion – Lockyer Valley Regional Council

  • Children’s Float – Laidley Kindergarten

  • Business Float – Lockyer United Realty

  • Community Group Float – Lockyer Multicultural Association

  • Primary/High School Float – St Mary’s Primary School

  • Best Band – Lockyer Valley Celtic Pipe Band

  • Historical/ Antique Motor Vehicle Group – Laidley District Historical Society Inc.
     

2016

Laidley United Realty takes Grand Champion title

Laidley United Realty took out the title of Grand Champion Float at Saturday’s Laidley Spring Festival Grand Parade.

Despite the temperamental spring weather, strong crowds gathered to enjoy the parade, which wrapped up three days of festivities. 

Council’s Mayor Tanya Milligan said she was astounded by Laidley’s community spirit. 

“The community wasn’t going to let a little spring rain dampen their spirits. 

“Parade entrants were committed to seeing the finale go ahead and they did so with exactly the same amount of excitement and happiness.

“I was beyond proud to be Mayor of the Lockyer Valley,” Mayor Milligan said. 

As expected, Shaun the Sheep’s live stage show was a hit with the youngsters, while residents and visitors alike visited the stunning gardens on display and enjoyed the number of activities and entertainment on offer throughout the event. 

 “This year’s floats were some of the best we have seen. The time and effort parade entrants commit to floats and costumes is something they should all be congratulated on,” Mayor Milligan said.  

2016 Family Fun Day Street Parade winners:

  • Grand Champion – Lockyer United Realty

  • Children’s Float – Free Range Kids 

  • Business Float – Lockyer United Realty

  • Community Group Float – Historical Society 

  • Primary/High School Float – St Mary’s Primary School

  • Best Band – Lockyer Valley Celtic Pipe Band

  • Historical/ Antique Motor Vehicle Group – 2nd Lockyer Light Horse 
     

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2017

Lockyer Valley Cheerleaders dance their way to Grand Champion float 

Stunning spring weather greeted strong crowds for the three-day Laidley Spring Festival, which wrapped up on Saturday. 

Patrick Street was lined with on-lookers for the Grand Parade, with the Lockyer Valley Cheerleaders taking out the title of Grand Champion. 

Nick Jr.’s PAW Patrol Ready for Action live stage show attracted hordes of youngsters, as did special guest, Alexa Curtis, winner of The Voice Kids who wowed everyone with her stunning performance. 

Council’s Mayor Tanya Milligan said Laidley really did come to life over the three-day event.

“The Laidley Spring Festival is our flagship event and there was such a wonderful feeling of excitement from both residents and visitors.

“It was an opportunity to both say hello to locals and welcome new visitors to our region.

“Congratulations to everyone who took the time and effort to enter this year’s Grand Parade. The floats and costumes were outstanding!,” Mayor Milligan said. 

2017 Grand Parade winners:

  • Grand Champion – Lockyer Valley Cheerleaders 

  • Children’s Float – Laidley Kindergarten 

  • Business Float – Property Network Lockyer 

  • Community Group Float – Lockyer Regional Performing Arts Group  

  • Primary/High School Float – St Mary’s Primary School Laidley 

  • Historical/ Antique Motor Vehicle Group – Laidley District Historical Society  

  • Cultural/Creative Float – Soloman Islander Dancers

  • Sporting Group – Lockyer Valley Cheerleaders

 

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2018

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2018 Laidley Spring Festival’s Family Fun Day attracts thousands

Thousands have attended the 2018 Laidley Spring Festival, which wrapped up on Saturday afternoon.

Crowds packed Patrick Street in Laidley to enjoy Saturday’s Street Parade, which concluded a busy three days of festivities. 

Laidley State School took out the title of Grand Champion Float at Saturday’s Laidley Spring Festival Grand Parade, with their ABBA-inspired float. 

Lockyer Valley Mayor, Cr Tanya Milligan said the quality of this year’s floats was outstanding. 

“The time and effort parade entrants commit to floats and costumes is something they should all be congratulated on.

“It was wonderful to have so many entrants in this year’s Street Parade and the spectators certainly enjoyed the opportunity to cheer them on over two laps,” Mayor Milligan said. 

As expected, dirtgirlworld’s live stage show was a hit with the youngsters at the Family Fun Day, as was The Beatles tribute show The Beatlegs when they hit the stage for four performances.

“It was wonderful to see the crowds get out and about to enjoy everything the festival had to offer.


“The Colour Run was also a screaming success. 

“Not only is the Laidley Spring Festival the region’s hero event but it really highlights our sense of civic pride and community spirit, which really is alive and well,” Mayor Milligan said.

2018 Family Fun Say Street Parade winners:

  • Grand Champion – Laidley State School (ABBA)

  • Children’s Float – Laidley Kindergarten

  • Business Float – Shops from ‘Meaning to Stop’

  • Community Group Float – Tabeel Lutheran Services

  • Primary/High School Float – St Mary’s Catholic Primary School 

  • Best Band – RAAF Amberley Pipes and Drums 

  • Historical/ Antique Motor Vehicle Group – Lockyer Antique Motor Association Inc. (L.A.M.A) 

  • Cultural/Creative Float – Rock and Roll Geoff
     

2019

Incredible turnout for Laidley Spring Festival Family Fun Day


The annual 2019 Laidley Spring Festival wrapped up on Saturday with the Family Fun Day and those who attended said the day was a resounding success. 


Over the three days of the festival, crowds enjoyed everything from the Spring Orchid Show to the Quilt & Craft Expo, Botanical Café, floral displays, the Spring Gem Show, Das Neumann Haus, Laidley Pioneer Village & Museum and church displays. 


On Saturday, crowds lined Patrick Street in Laidley for the Street Parade, where the Laidley Kindergarten took out the title of Grand Champion Float. 


Lockyer Valley Mayor, Cr Tanya Milligan said Laidley really did bloom thanks to the three-day event.


“As expected, the performances by the Australian Eagles Tribute Show and the Magical Oz Family were a hit with the young, and not-so-young at heart.  


“This year we debuted a host of new activities at the Family Fun Day, including Laser Tag, the Wine Bar and Craft Beer area and both were hugely popular.


“Not only is the Laidley Spring Festival the region’s hero event but it really highlights our sense of civic pride and community spirit, which really is alive and well. 


 “We are always thrilled to welcome new visitors to our region and to see so many here for this event is wonderful to see,” Mayor Milligan said.


2019 parade winners: 

  • Grand Champion: Laidley Kindergarten

  • Best School: St. Mary’s Primary School Laidley

  • Best Athletics: Lockyer District Athletics Club

  • Best Community Group: Laidley Pioneer Village

  • Best Cultural/Creative Float: Slow Down for Animals

  • Best Children's Float: Free Range Kids Laidley

  • Best Cars: L.A.M.A (Lockyer Antique Motor Association)

  • Best band: RAAF Pipes and Drums Band