Basketball is loved both near and far, and Perth is no exception. So much so that Australia’s largest basketball tournament, Summer Jam, is returning to the city this month and there’s a celebratory festival in the works to welcome the competition’s launch.
On Friday 6 January from 11am through to 3pm, Yagan Square in the heart of Perth City will transform into a family-friendly mecca for basketball culture and sneaker nuts.
The free, basketball-themed day is set to host a series of activities including ‘Shoot Like Jordan’ challenges, a sneaker design station, and a sneaker key machine game to win limited-edition sneakers and vouchers.
Immortalise and capture Summer Jam’s Launch Day fun with the photo wall, all while staying cool (in more than one way) with an icy snow cone in one hand and a basketball in the other.
The Launch Day at Yagan Square is set to hype up basketball fiends for the main Summer Jam tournament and event, being held in Forrest Chase on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 January.
The two-day contest will see both the U21 Summer Jam Championship and the Men and Women’s Red Bull Half Court Championship going down. As well as DJs, MCs, live artists, open-air bars, food vendors, activations and plenty more basketball happenings.
The Summer Festival Launch Day at Yagan Square is open to all-ages; for fans, spectators, and participants, or any old Joe who’s a little curious. No need to worry about tickets either, just roll up and have a blast this Friday 6 January.
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