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Illuminate festival to light up Boomerang Park

Fireworks will return to Raymond Terrace in 2017 for the first time in decades with a brand new festival, bringing together the entire community to celebrate the past, present and future of Boomerang Park.
Illuminate Boomerang Park will be a family-friendly event for all Port Stephens residents and visitors, featuring lantern-making, night skateboarding, an exhibition of the park's history, and a glow room, with an exciting fireworks finale.
Penny Amberg, Council's Integrated Strategic Planning Manager, says this is a significant community event for Raymond Terrace and Port Stephens.
"Illuminate is a free, fun, family-focused event for the whole community that aims to showcase all the assets of beautiful Boomerang Park, including its rich heritage and history", she said.
"It's a true participatory event, with opportunities for everyone to get involved from now right up to the festival in November. There are free lantern-making workshops happening across the region and we're calling on the community to provide us with their memories of the park to help us uncover its secrets and stories.
"We're also encouraging local businesses to support the event by displaying a handmade Illuminate lantern in their stores", Ms Amberg continued.
"With their continued support and that of our wonderful principal sponsor, Greater Bank, and partner McDonald Jones Homes, Illuminate has the potential to grow into a regional tourism event for our region."
Illuminate Boomerang Park will be held on Saturday 18 November. Find out more about the event at