Day to finish with a bang
Organisers want to bring the community together. David Nielsen
FIREWORKS, live music and a range of market stalls are just some of the attractions on offer at the upcoming Leichhardt One Mile Community Day.
Leichhardt Baptist Church is running the free event this Saturday.
Pastor Robert Howells said the day was designed to bring the Leichhardt and One Mile community together.
"The whole idea is to invite everyone and have fun," he said.
"We had 750 people last year so we are hoping for more this time around.
"The fireworks are always a big hit, they're great and should go for about 10 minutes."
Mr Howells said the day would include a jumping castle, face painting, a barbecue, petting zoo, market stalls and displays.
"The Leichhardt area is often associated with negative publicity," he said.
"We want people to know we are a great, tightknit community."
Leichhardt Community Centre community development officer Alana Wahl agreed.
"We want to get the word out," she said.
"We have a big sense of community on this side of the bridge.
"When people come to the community day they can engage with the centre and see what other services we can provide."
The free Leichhardt One Mile Community Day will be held at Leichhardt Community Centre, 1 Denman St, from 3pm.
Fireworks are set to begin at 7pm.