When you think about summer you think of long nights listening to music with a relaxing drink and then it hits you, the anxiety of the inevitable dates of festivals that come to you hard and fast, but which ones are your can not miss? It’s true we’d all love to be in the dessert making waves at Coachella but for those of you who can’t make it, or simply can’t wait for April then this season Highpoint Shopping Centre has you covered with two dates that you don’t want to miss! Bringing the festival vibes to you the creative team are bringing you a mini festival right inside the centre itself and yesterday I was treated to a sneak peak of what you’d get to enjoy!

The team really have you covered with all the festival sights and sounds and as you make your way through the colourful labyrinth maze you are greeted with a range of activities that you can do, no matter your age or ability. Whether you want to get your braids or festival makeup done the MECCA Maxima team have you covered and after you look festival chic you can either choose to play one of the games (like outdoor bowling, brought to you by Strike) or take part in the arts and crafts (like making your own beer-rings or scrunchies) while the big kids enjoy a cheeky frozé and a dance on the dance floor as the Consummators play a string of nostalgic hits.

If you missed out on Day 1 of Highpoint Shopping Centre‘s Summer Nights festival then never fear as they return tomorrow with Day 2 of the festivities. Take a look below at how I spent my day at the festival with friends Lauren Ericsson & Michelle Pappas.

Photos by Ben Jones.