Events

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.

Kiama Farmers Market

25/04/2018 - 12/12/2018 @ 2-5pm in Winter (Apr to Oct) & 3-6pm in Summer (Oct to Apr) Kiama NSW

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.*** Please Note the Farmers Markets have been cancelled this Wednesday 28 November due to expected adverse weather conditions.

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Carols in the Park @ Kiama

12/12/2018 @ 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM Kiama NSW

Christmas is almost here and, in Kiama, there’s no better way to get into the festive spirit and enjoy a summer’s evening outdoors than the annual Carols in the Park. With a jam-packed program including a visit from Santa, this year’s Christmas Carols in Hindmarsh Park will put you and your family in the Christmas spirit! This FREE community event is hosted by the Combined Churches of Kiama and we are so excited to announce the return of the renown children’s entertainer, COLIN BUCHANAN who wowed the crowd and especially the kids last year. So bring your friends and family – enjoy an alfresco meal as you relax in Hindmarsh Park and sing along to your favourite Christmas Carols and songs. Every year the Carols support a local charity – this year the Kiama Men’s Shed has been chosen as the beneficiary and they will have a display of wooden toys and other products for sale at the Carols. Please note: our wet weather venue is the Pavilion, at the Showgrounds. Like us on https://www.facebook.com/KiamaCarols/ to keep up-to-date.

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Christmas Party in the Discovery Space

13/12/2018 @ 05:00 PM – 07:30 PM Wollongong NSW

This Christmas we are putting on an oh so merry and bright evening for you here at the Early Start Discovery Space! Come dressed up in your most festive costume, between 5pm and 7.30pm on either Tuesday 11th or Thursday 13th December 2018. Join us for an evening packed full of Christmas themed activities including; Discovery Space Christmas puppet show, pot luck craft making, Christmas cookie decorating, face painting and, of course, a visit from Santa himself! Dance and sing-a-long to some sweet tunes and Christmas carols by girl band ‘Dear Violet’. Costumes are not limited to just the little ones, we’d love to see parents get into the spirit of the evening too. An evening not to be missed! Date: Tuesday 11 December and Thursday 13 DecemberTime: 5pm-7.30pmCost (Member): $5.00Cost (Non-Member): $15.00Early Start Discovery Space, Building 21, University of Wollongong, Northfields Ave, Wollongong 2522 Tickets available here. For more information, visit our website.

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Kiama Landscape Photography Weekend with Photographer Ben Kopilow - Summer Workshops

14/12/2018 - 16/12/2018 @ 04:00 PM – 12:00 PM Various Locations in the Kiama Area

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 Here

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Gerringong Village Markets

17/10/2015 - 30/06/2019 @ All Day Event Gerringong NSW

Markets showcasing locally produced art, craft, food and entertainment. This is a Gerringong Sunrise Rotary Fundraising Event for local and international projects. Visit Website for more information.

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Gerringong Christmas Festival and Parade

15/12/2018 @ 08:30 AM – 01:30 PM Gerrinbgong NSW

The Gerringong Christmas Festival and Parade in conjunction with the Village Market and Fashion Show by Natural Necessity Surf Shop Where? Fern Street, Gerringong Organised by the Rotary Club a great community and spectacular festive event, highlight of the Gerringong-Gerroa calendar, colourful floats, pipe bands and vintage cars!

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Magic in the treetops at Illawarra Fly

15/12/2018 - 31/01/2019 @ All Day Event Knights Hill NSW

This summer, Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures will be transformed into a magical fairy wonderland and children from all across the land will be able to help our little fairy and elf friends find their treetop homes.  The Men’s Shed in Colac, Victoria has been working hard to create our little magical houses which will be scattered throughout the rainforest floor. Some with verandas, some up to 80cm tall, and all made from recycled materials and fallen branches! It is YOUR mission to help the fairies and elves living at Illawarra Fly to find their very own fairy home. Upon entry all children will receive a magical fairy card to help them to discover all ten fairy and elf homes and unjumble the magic word! Feel the sprinklings of magical fairy dust along the trail, where you will find a colouring station and the exquisite homes before receiving your reward – an enchanted sticker – at the end of your journey.Where: Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures – 182 Knights Hill Road, Knights Hill, 2577 When: Summer Holidays: December the 15th until January the 31st 2019 Cost: Treetop Walk: Adults from $22.50. Children from $13.50             Zipline Tour (includes Treetop Walk): Adults from $60. Children from $36 Facilities: Cafe 106 is open daily Book now to ensure you don’t miss out – www.illawarrafly.com

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Santa’s Sunday Fly-in for Chrissie Photos

16/12/2018 @ From 11:00 AM Albion Park NSW

Santa will fly in by helicopter for family photos as a special treat at the HARS Aviation Museum’s Tarmac Day at Illawarra Regional Airport, Albion Park on Sunday (16 December). The man in the red suit will swap his reindeer and sleigh for a helicopter to arrive at 11 am. Santa and his elves and fairies will then be available until 2pm for photos in one of the HARS Aviation Museum’s jumbo-sized Boeing 747 engine cowls.  Families are invited to use their camera or iphone for a $5 donation to support the impressive restoration projects at the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, including the London to Sydney non-stop record-holding first Boeing 747-400 delivered to Qantas.  Apart from the Santa opportunity, the museum’s volunteer guides will welcome visitors to step into Australia’s aviation heritage, actually inside some of the aircraft. More than 40 aircraft of the HARS collection – each with their own significance to aviation history -- will be on show for the December Tarmac Days.  The museum’s acclaimed Café Connie is open for barista coffee plus hot and cold food at very reasonable prices … so when visiting HARS Aviation Museum you can make a meal of it.  Santa will seat himself in a jumbo-sized engine cowl, ready for photos, on Sunday at HARS Aviation Museum at Illawarra Regional Airport.

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Kiama Seaside Markets

16/04/2017 - 30/06/2019 @ 09:00 AM – 03:00 PM Kiama NSW

Kiama Seaside Markets are held the third Sunday of every month and on occasional public holidays. Extra markets are usually held in April & June and again in January. Spend the day in beautiful Kiama and browse through the popular seaside craft market. Inspect the array of country craft, artisan and antique ware on display, as well as bric-a-brac, collectibles, plants and beautiful homemade items. A great shopping experience for the whole family, right in the heart of Kiama. Definitely worth a visit!

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Weekly Kiama Stingray Show

07/10/2018 - 31/12/2018 @ 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM Kiama NSW

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.

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Children's Christmas craft

19/12/2018 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Kiama NSW

Make your own Christmas decoration and a small gift for someone special this Christmas. This event is a fun, creative craft activity for primary school-aged children. All equipment  provided. Book online at Trybooking. KIAMA LIBRARY 7 Railway Parade, Kiama NSW PO Box 75 Phone: (02) 4233 1133  Email: library@kiama.nsw.gov.au

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Kids Chrissy Animation Workshop

20/12/2018 - 21/12/2018 @ 09:00 AM – 03:00 PM Kiama NSW

Kickstart the school holidays with six hours of Christmas capers at Rockshelf Academy. Your primary school-aged child will create their own festive films using stop motion animation and a variety of Christmas-themed supplies. Pack your child's munch 'n' crunch, lunch, afternoon tea and water bottle, everything else is supplied, including state-of-the-art tablets for every child. Facilitated by an early childhood teacher and animation producer, Rockshelf delivers the best in school holiday fun! Bookings essential please click here.

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Bishops Bigfoot Adventures School Holiday Schedule

20/12/2018 - 27/01/2019 @ From 11:30 AM Shoalhaven Heads NSW

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS Daily departures (Closed Xmas Day & Boxing Day) with extra trips scheduled throughout the day as required (subject to weather & track conditions).   Bring the family and experience the spectacular & thrilling climb up Mt Coolangatta with amazing views performed with ease by our unique vehicles and experienced drivers. Intriguing and interesting commentary on the Coolangatta Estate and the surrounding district.  1 hour ride departs from the car park area at Coolangatta Estate (near Shoalhaven Heads)Seat belt equipped with comfortable seating and suitable for all agesPayment prior to departure at the ticket office (adjacent to Coolangatta Estate’s wine cellar) opens 30 minutes prior to departure. BOOKINGS RECOMMENDED Phone: 0428 244 229 (9:00am – 5:00pm, 7 days a week) Adults: $25.00pp Child U/14yrs: $15.00pp Family pass: (2A + 2C) $60.00

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Kiama Makers & Growers Market

22/12/2018 @ 09:00 AM – 02:00 PM Kiama nsw

Special Event - Christmas Market It has over 50 markets stalls including face painting and jumping castle for the kids. The market is a Make It, Bake It, Grow It, Sew It market featuring beautiful hand-made, home-grown goods, craft, produce, International food and live music and busking throughout the day. Stock up on fresh fruit and veggies, plants, herbs & seedlings, eggs, spices, bread and bagels, honey, jams, chilli sauces & spices, cheese and olives, home-made cakes, tarts, fudge, slices and muffins, juices, organic coffee, hand-made craft, children's & adult clothing, hand-made soap and skin care, beautiful art work and eco-friendly products.

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EXTRA CHRISTMAS Farmers Market

23/12/2018 @ 03:00 PM – 06:00 PM Kiama NSW

Shop & Surf on Sunday, 23 December at Surf Beach from 3-6pm at the EXTRA CHRISTMAS Kiama Farmers' Market.Get super fresh produce for your Christmas Day celebrations whilst you directly support a farmer & maker - such as:-Prawns, oysters, cherries, mangoes, organic veg, cheese, milk, gelato, craft beer, local wine, bread, olives, honey, eggs and more...PLUS - live music, ready-to-eat food and kids games.Enjoy the lead up to Christmas at Surf Beach!NOTE: There is NO Kiama Farmers' Market on WED. 26 Dec (Boxing Day). The market will resume on WED. 2 January.

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Toddler Tales @ Kiama Library

27/12/2018 - 29/12/2018 @ 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Kiama NSW Kiama Library (Children's Area)

Sing songs, share rhymes and play word games. Books, songs, puppets, movement and music.  For children aged from 1 up to 3 years. On the first Tuesday of the month, sessions run for up to 30mins.

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Gerringong Mens Shed Annual Rubber Duck Derby

29/12/2018 @ From 11:00 AM Gerroa NSW

Once again the Gerringong Men’s Shed will be holding it’s Annual Duck Derby on the 29th December 2018 at 11am which will be at the footbridge adjacent to to the Crooked River at Gerroa . This will be a fantastic day for all the family with 2 races occurring ,a sizzling BBQ and of course we couldn’t forget the famous “Duck Wheel “and win some wonderful prizes .  Everyone has a chance to win $500.00 first prize ,also a prize for “the Best Dressed Duckling”on the day (Children only). Gerringong Men’s Shed would like to thank First National Real Estate Coast and Country for sponsoring our Duck Derby race again this year for without their support this would not be possible and we look forward to continuing the relationship into the future .  All money raised will help us to purchase much needed equipment and help fund improvements and support men’s health and  well being in our local  community .   

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2018 NYE Kiama Sky Show

31/12/2018 @ 10:00 AM – 10:00 AM Kiama NSW

Celebrate the New Year at the 96.5 Wave FM Kiama Sky Show, proudly presented by Destination Kiama and Kiama Municipal Council. 🎆Bring a picnic blanket and the family for a truly spectacular event, with daylight entertainment kicking off at 4pm.Tantalise your taste buds at the Eat Street, enjoy live music in the Kiama Business Chamber Park and let the rides spark adrenaline at Laurie’s Carnival on Black Beach.This family-friendly event celebrates the end of another fabulous year in Australia with a kaleidoscope of colour and lights. The BIG4 Easts Beach Fireworks start at 9pm followed by a spectacular Kiama Coast Holiday Parks Laser show - all synchronized simulcast and broadcast live by event partner, 96.5 Wave FM.Full program of events, public transport and road closure details to come.

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