There's always something happening in the Kiama area, which includes Gerringong, Gerroa, Jamberoo and Minnamurra..
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Our Events Calendar is full of family-friendly festivals, art exhibits, concerts, expos, community events and so much more! If you would like to let us know of a upcoming event, or simply to obtain more information, contact us.
Please note that event details are subject to change and we recommend visiting event websites to verify information in advance.
FOLK by the SEA is an intimate folk festival featuring the sounds of folk, world, roots, Celtic, bluegrass and gypsy music over 3 days in the picturesque seaside town of Kiama, famous for its blowhole. Now in its 6th year at Kiama, this event replaced Folk in the Foothills which was held at the Jamberoo Valley Lodge. The event is a combination of ticket only entry (Friday and Saturday) featuring artists from overseas and all around Australia in 100 concerts at Kiama Showground and a free day of local folk artists on the Sunday at the Kiama Showground Pavillion and Kiama Bowling Club. There will be 9 venues at/near Kiama Showground for the Friday and Saturday events. Camping is available at the showground as well as other quality accommodation in and around Kiama. International: Alan Reid & Rob van Sante (Scot) , Danny and Kate (NZ), Fiona Ross (Scot), Ken Nicol (Eng) National: Glenn Skuthorpe, Kavisha Mazzella, Linda Mizzi and Band, Little Foot, Luke O'Shea, Mad Kelpie Playdate, Matt Katsis, Margaret & Bill Winnett, Michael-John Azzopardi, Mick Daley's Alternative Fax, Nerida Cuddy, Pete Wild, Robyn Sykes, Rusty & The Saint, Seanchas, Snez, Stringline, Suzette Herft, Terry Fielding, The Dead Maggies, The Heart Collectors, The Honey Sippers, The Mutual Acquantainces, The Royal High Jinx, Willie and the Correspondents, Witches Leap Local: AZ- I-AM, Chord-eaux, Dear Violet, John Tubridy, Ian Hayden & Kiama Ceili, Jessica Grainger, JOCEAN, No Such Thing, Sing Australia Kiama, Steampunk Vagabonds, The Lurkers, The Water Runners, Wally Byrne, Wolf Gordon, Zlatkos Balkan Cabaret Tickets available online or phone: 1300 887 034 ▪ Earlybird Adult (2 Day - Fri & Sat) $60 ▪ Adult ( 2 Day - Fri & Sat) at gate $75 ▪ Youth (12-18yrs) (2 Day) $30 ▪ Child (U/12yrs) (2 Day) Free ▪ Friday night Adult $30 ▪ Friday night Youth $10 ▪ Saturday Adult $70 ▪ Saturday Youth $25 ▪ Saturday Evening (from 5pm) Adult $40 ▪ Saturday Evening (from 5pm) Youth (12-18yrs) $20 The festival is presented by the Illawarra Folk Club, with support from Kiama Municipal Council, Destination Kiama and Kiama Bowling Club.Learn More
Local artist, Janine Coddington is having an exhibition titled "Objects of Art” at the Art Bar. It’s an Aladdin's cave of quirky still life artwork and will run from 22nd August until the 30th of September 2018. Opening night is Saturday 25 August from 4-6pm - all welcome. Just up the road from Kiama’s little blow hole is the fabulous Art Bar. This groovy establishment is open irregular hours, e.g. mostly evenings from Wednesday on and weekends, but features some of the best local artists in the area. Please see link for opening hours at the Art Bar.Learn More
Second Hand Saturday is a community car boot sale held twice a year. The event gives Kiama residents the chance to sell, trade, or give away their unwanted items to prevent them from going to landfill. You must be a resident of the Kiama Municipality to register for a site at this event. And is a great opportunity for everyone to come and grab a bargain! Gold coin entry with proceeds going to local not for profit organisation For more information and to register click here.Learn More
Local gallery owner, arts administrator, art history educator and writer will give an illustrated talk about the work of 19th century artists in theIllawarra such as Conrad Martens, Eugene Von Guerard and Georgina Lowe.Gerringong and District Historical Society.All welcome, gold coin admission for visitors.Afternoon tea and general meeting will follow.Learn More
Book Signing - Beyond the Break Join locals Darren Longbottom and Tim Rushby-Smith for the tale of a freak accident, a terrifying rescue, and the long and painful journey home.This free author talk and book signing will be held in the Kiama Library auditorium. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.Learn More
"Have you always wanted to give beach volleyball a go? Here is your chance! Beachvolleyball.com.au is hosting a beach camp at 7 mile beach this weekend and invite you to jump on a court on Saturday between 1-3pm. So share with your friends and come on down."Learn More
Over 60 markets stalls including face painting and jumping castle for the kids. A Make It, Bake It, Grow It, Sew It market featuring beautiful hand-made, home-grown goods, craft and produce plus live acoustic music. Plenty to discover each month including children's & designer adult clothing, hand-made soap and skin care, beautiful art work and fine art cards, items for your home and eco-friendly products. Stock up on fresh fruit and veggies, plants, eggs, spices, honey, jams, chilli sauces and olives. Enjoy lunch with us with freshly squeezed juices, hot food and coffee. Daylight savings times are 9AM – 2PM and winter months are 10AM to 3PMLearn More
South Coast Sevens is a 7 a side, summer soccer based, tournament open to all players 16 years and above. The fast paced footballing festival brings players from all over the state to battle it out for prize money and the chance to be crowned 7s champions for 2018.Learn More
A variety of emergency service vehicles and equipment will be available including police, ambulance, fire trucks and more!Heaps of activities for the kidsSmokey the Koala will be making an appearanceFree give aways from a variety of emergency services including a show bag, activities book and more.i98fm street fleet live cross and give awaysLocal fire fighters will be available to help with bush fire survival plans and other bush fire preparedness informationBBQ lunch will be available, along with kids treatsLearn More
Come along any Sunday morning at 10.00am to the Boat Ramp at Kiama Harbour. Darren from Into the Wild Nature Tours will present the Kiama Stingray Show. Enjoy the fascinating insight into these amazing creatures. Please note: On the rare occasion the show does not go ahead. For more information please contact the Kiama Visitors Centre on 02 4232 3322.Learn More
The Kiama Farmers' Market runs every Wednesday. Please note that the times vary 3-6pm in summer (October to April) & 2-5pm in Winter (April to October). Stock up on fresh fruit and vegies, eggs, bread, honey, jams and chilli sauces. Lots of tasty things to eat and buy.Learn More
Kiki Bittovabitsch is the foreign ambassador of funniness. Blending stand up and physical comedy, her smack-you-in-the-face interactive show pushes boundaries and pulls no punches – yet somehow leaves you feeling loved up. The forbidden lovechild of Dame Edna and Borat, Kiki knows no subtlety, but could occasionally do with subtitles.For the next 6 weeks, Kiki will be appearing live at the Art Bar in Kiama every Thursday night, uncovering the secrets of many an important, interesting and even famous persons. She will present for you the Kiki Tapes, where she asks the questions that you don’t dare and somehow gets away with it. Combining her hilarity with her humanitarianism, she worms her way into the hearts and brains of her guests, finessing a unique combination of truth, compassion, laughter and fun.Free Entry (Donations Welcome)Learn More
SOUL of Gerringong welcomes Lisa Messenger, CEO of the Collective Hub, for an exclusive mentoring opportunity on the NSW South Coast The ‘Daring and Disruptive’ author, international speaker and ‘entrepreneur to the entrepreneur’ to host an intimate, interactive workshop aimed at those that want to jump-start or re-boot their business success SOUL of Gerringong, the luxurious holiday home on the NSW South Coast, will host an impressive guest later this month. Lisa Messenger, CEO of the Collective Hub, international speaker and author, will host an exclusive workshop at the venue on Friday September 28 aimed at those wanting to harness Lisa’s proven insider tips for business success. The full day program, capped at an intimate group of twenty people, has been designed by Lisa herself as a highly-interactive and importantly, fun program. Participants will explore all kinds of meditations, cathartic exercises, journaling and visioning in this highly creative, but output-driven day. Lisa will do what she does best and push boundaries, aiming to take participants to the next level and have everyone walking away with an actionable plan at the end of the day to jump-start a dream business or turbo-charge an existing one. Lisa will provide real-life actionable coaching and individual assistance, working alongside facilitator, Simone Mathews of SOUL of Gerringong, a switched-on business operator herself as the owner and creative mastermind of SOUL of Gerringong and the impending SOUL Home brand. Topics and themes on the day to be addressed include: • How to harness a killer self-belief• Explore what is holding you back? Learn how to overcome blockages and limit self-beliefs• Working through that big idea – what is it? Is there a market? Who would be potential partners?• Who/what would you need to get on board right now to make it happen?• How are you going to keep yourself accountable? Next steps• The opportunity to pitch your business live to the Collective Hub Instagram audience of 164,000 Lisa Messenger was a guest of SOUL of Gerringong upon its launch in early 2018, falling in love with the property and forming a kindred connection with owner and interior designer, Simone Mathews. The property, a late 1800’s original coastal farmhouse, has been lovingly restored by Simone and her husband, and now dominates the social media feeds of the design and style savvy. Event details: Daring & Disruptive/Purpose Full-Day Immersive With Lisa Messenger DATE AND TIMEFriday 28 September 20188:30 am – 5:00 pm AEST LOCATIONSoul of Gerringong143 Belinda Street, Gerringong, NSW 2534 TICKETS$1499 + booking fee What’s included:• A copy of the Daring & Disruptive Playbook (value $29.95)• A unique code to the Daring & Disruptive 10-part digital masterclass (value $150)• Morning tea, afternoon tea, lunch• All materials needed for the day for maximum creativity For more information about the workshop, contact firstname.lastname@example.org To book: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/daring...Learn More
Put a crack team together and join us for the annual Kiama Show Trivia night. Loads of great prizes up for grabs. Bring some "goldies" on the night as there'll be fun chances to earn extra points and prizes. All funds raised go towards putting on the 2019 Kiama Show. Maximum of 10 members per team. BYO: Drinks, snacks and camera's of course Tickets: Members $35 & Non-members $40 each + online booking & payment processing fee - tables of 10 available. Don't have a full team? No worries, just buy however many tickets you need and we'll put you together with other guests to form a full team. Ticket sales close at midnight on Wednesday 26 September. When you purchase your tickets you'll be asked to provide the name of each person you are buying a ticket for, and the name of your table. If you're buying your own tickets and wish to sit with friends please make sure you all use the same table name when purchasing your tickets. Ticket TypePriceMember Kiama Show Society Member Ticket $35 + fees $37.00Non-member ticket $40 + fees $42.00Learn More
A fantastic photography retreat at one of Australia's most iconic coastal towns. Immerse yourself in beautiful landscapes and seascapes, as well as practical masterclasses in camera craft, art theory and composition. With the guidance of award-wining Master landscape photographer Ben Kopilow, you will enjoy a relaxing, yet stimulating, weekend that will inspire you and improve your photography. MIN: 4 MAX: 10 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL UNTIL 15 JUNE 2018 Please note: Price includes all photography instruction, tuition & critique for the weekend. Accomodation and meals not included. Attendies are responsible for their own travel arrangements. This course requires min numbers as stated above before it is confirmed to run. Travel insurance is strongly recommended to cover any travel expense losses due to course cancellation if minimum numbers are not met. When booking your hotel make sure you choose a no fee cancellation room. We recommend Kiama Shores Motel as the closest to the classroom. . Requirements: - A digital SLR, Mirrorless, or other digital compact camera that has manula exposure controls. - Sturdy tripod - Good walking shoes and reasonable level of fitness - there will be a couple of kilometres of walking invloved, with a bit over rocky terrain. Recommended/Optional: - Spare batteries - ND filter - Wet weather gear For more information, itinerary and registration please click HereLearn More
MIX IT UP with Gitte Backhausen Date: Saturday 29th September Time: 10am - 3pm Where: Kiama, NSW Cost: $165 per person A fun and experimental workshop where we will explore ways to create texture in abstract paintings. You will furthermore be introduced to stamping and mark-making using everyday objects in new creative ways, to invent a new language in your art. The workshop is set up as a demonstration and practice in each new technique. You will go home with a number of smaller artworks that you can use as a reference for the new approaches you’ve learned. Prepare to get messy! Basic materials are provided and included in the cost, along with morning and afternoon tea. However, do feel free to bring additional canvas boards, canvases, your own favourite paper, cardboard, as well as any paints, inks, brushes, pens and pencils you wish to use in your creations. To book: email email@example.com or call Rhonda on 0438 359 595Learn More
NSW Bike Week is a statewide NSW government initiative that raises the profile of cycling as a healthy, easy, low cost and environmentally-friendly alternative to driving for short trips around the local community. Kiama Council will celebrate Bike Week 2018 with a Family Friendly 5km Bike Ride on the 29 September 2018. Date: 29 September 2018 Time: 10:30am Location: Black Beach Reserve, Kiama Cost: $2 per person or $5 family with proceeds to the Heart Foundation payable on the day Registration: On the day between 9-10:30pm at the start location or register online. For more information contact Councils Road Safety Officer on (02) 4232 0444. More information can be found in the Kiama Classic Family Fun Bike Ride brochure.Learn More
Kick your day off with a dose of spectacular natural beauty with the Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk Sunrise Tour that will help you get the most out of your time in some of the most spectacular natural surrounds of New South Wales. You'll get some great views of the various types of local flora and fauna from high up above during the course of your 1500m walk as the golden orange glow illuminates the proceedings, adding even more atmosphere to the wonderful scenery that encompasses you in every direction. Stroll through the treetop canopies between 20 and 30m above the ground and take in the amazing views along the way before capping the journey off by climbing the Knights Tower at the end of the route for an even more impressive vantage point 45m above the floor of the forest below! Suitable for all ages and fitness levels, the only thing you'll need to enjoy this impressive experience is the will to wake up early - and trust us, it's more than worth it! Please note is not on during school holidays. Guests are greeted with coffee on arrival and are rewarded with a full hot breakfast upon return to Cafe 106 at the Illawarra Fly Visitors Centre. Sunrise Guided Tours must be booked in advance and the operation of the tour is subject to reaching minimum numbers.Learn More
Come and join us on the last Sunday of each month in Reid Park in the lovely village of Jamberoo just inland of Kiama on the South coast of New South Wales. We have craft and brica brac, new goods and used, ladies clothes and babies wear, books and jewellery, wood craft and wonderful food stalls, garden statues and veggies. Something for everybody. Join us as customer, a visitors or a participant. Contact Vivienne on 0402 101 343 for enquires on becoming part of the fun.Learn More