A three-day family fete will be held during the school holidays to liven up Williamstown’s main shopping strip in winter.

Williamstown parents, traders and Hobsons Bay council have combined to create the Family Fun @ The Shed event, which will run at Seaworks from June 30 to July 2 and feature carnival rides, live music and heaps of activities for children. It will also raise funds for local schools and childcare centres.

The fete will open with a “food fight” on Thursday, June 30, with guests asked to decide which is best, Greek or Italian food.

Craig Turton, owner of Williamstown’s Santorini Restaurant, said the idea for the fete stemmed from discussions with the Williamstown North Primary School fete committee and the council’s working group aimed at helping revitalise trade in Nelson Place.

“It’s going to help drive traffic through to Williamstown and be something the kids can enjoy, and it’ll help parents out,” Mr Turton said.

When parents book for the event, $3 from each payment will go straight to their children’s school.

Details: theshedwilliamstown.com.au