Every two years for the past 30 years, engineering whizz kids from around the world have come to Australia to take back in The World Solar Challenge, to break the norms and travel the outback in a vehicle powered by just the sun! The journey begins in Darwin and ends a whopping 3000km away down the Stuart Highway in Adelaide. So, to kick off the event in true Territorian style, there will be a free family friendly festival held down at the Darwin Waterfront lawns on Sunday 1st October to help celebrate the event’s amazing 30th anniversary.
The festival will leave you feeling inspired by the future of solar and renewable energy technology, whether you’re interested in cars or not! The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge has become an integral global catalyst in the development of cutting edge solar technology over the years, and a lot of the research and innovation carried out for the race, has led to many new commercialised products! Now that’s pretty cool, hey? The Ray White Bayside team will definitely be going along to check it out, so why not you too?
Gather the family and head down to the lawns for a jam-packed day of festivities from 10am to 4pm. There will be plenty of entertainment for everyone, including live music, a jumping castle and the City of Darwin big games. There will also be fun and stimulating science activities for both kids and adults from Questacon, and you can even try your own hand at building your own solar car!
It’s set to be a great day out, so don’t miss out! For more information, visit http://northernterritory.com/darwin-and-surrounds/events/the-bridgestone-world-solar-challenge-family-festival.