Events

Our Calendar of Events 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.


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Decante This @ The Blue Swimmer

Sunday 02/10/2016 @ 03:00 PM – 06:00 PM Gerroa NSW

Bringing back the Sunday Session German Style. Introducing 3 of Germany's most exciting winemakers & their wines. Come and chill on our verandah, kick back watch the weekend disappear, 2 pours of wine matched with 2 sides $25. Featuring 3 wines at @8 per glass. Live Music .Bookings Essential call 02 4234 3796

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Music in the Park

Sunday 02/10/2016 @ 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM Kiama NSW

Music in the Park is returning for another season coordinated by the Kiama Jazz & Blues Club.The park will once again be the home of free local live music on the first Sunday of each month from 1pm-3pm through to Sunday 4 December 2016.Kiama Council fund this event.

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Kiama Farmers Market

Wednesday 05/10/2016 @ 02:00 PM – 05:00 PM Kiama NSW

Please note that the Kiama Farmer's Market will be held at Coronation Park, Surf Beach, Manning Street, Kiama until further notice due to storm damage at Black Beach, Kiama Harbour, where the markets are usually held.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.

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Wilderquest Capture This - Minnamurra Rainforest

Wednesday 05/10/2016 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Jamberoo NSW

Rainforests are alive with spectacular scenery, wild animals and plants. Grab your camera and join the Discovery Rangers on this exciting game of photographic hide-and-seek.Suitable for 5-12yr olds (all abilities welcome)Grade: EasyCost: $10 per child. Accompanying adults free.

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Twilight Markets

Thursday 06/10/2016 @ 02:30 PM – 07:00 PM Gerringong NSW

Gerringong Anglican Church are having Twilight Markets again this year. Daylight Saving Time. Over 30 quality stalls - Creative crafts, clothing, Jewellery, plants preloved clothes -Fantastic Foods- BBQ Sausages, Great Curries, Handmade Pies, Homemade Cakes and Slices Cold drinks, Tea and Coffee Fairy Floss and Lots more.......

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Live Entertainment @ The Blue Diamond Bar & Bistro

Friday 07/10/2016 @ 09:00 PM – 11:00 PM Kiama NSW

Live acoustic music every Sunday afternoon from 2pm & resident DJ every Friday night from 9pm in the Blue Diamond Bar & Bistro.

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Gerringong Pics and Flicks

Friday 07/10/2016 @ From 08:00 PM Gerringong NSW

October Movie is "Rams" Synopsis: Who would have thought that a tale about sheep in rural Iceland could bring tears to your eyes? Grímur Hakonarson's RAMS does just that. Majestically shot in a spectacular, weather-swept valley, this wryly observed fable about two brothers who are more obstinate than the sheep they breed begins as a droll comedy about rural life and grows into a graceful and mythic tale about family, community and legacy.Siblings Gummi (Sigurður Sigurjónsson) and Kiddi (Theodór Júlíusson) have been living side by side without speaking to each other for forty years, each tending to their pedigree ancestral flock. When communication can't be avoided, Kiddi's dog Somi trots between houses carrying their handwritten notes between his teeth. Kiddi is a boozer and brawler, a popular figure at community get-togethers, but it's through the eyes of his gentle younger brother Gummi that we see him acting out. Their world is upended when the valley comes under threat from infection. While neighbours abandon their land, each brother tries to stave off disaster: Kiddi by taking action, and Gummi by using his wits. As the authorities close in, there's every reason for them to set aside a lifetime of hostility to save their special breed, and their unique way of life, from extinction. But can they? The hugely-popular winner of the Un Certain Regard Best Film Prize at the 2015 Cannes International Film Festival (awarded by a Jury led by Isabella Rossellini), and greeted with a thunderous 10 minute standing ovation at its premiere, Hákonarson effortlessly balances humour and pathos to tell a tale that feels both intimate and epic, a loving portrait of both culture and family in a place where change doesn't come easily. "Tender and elegiac – a film with heart in every frame. It's a story of great humanity, of brotherhood and of altruism. It's no fluke and a credit to Hákonarson that when the lights came up in the theatre I was already sending a text 4,000 miles away to my brother to let him know that I love him and miss him something awful." Shane Scott-Travis, Taste of Cinema. Director: Grímur Hákonarson Cast: Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Theodór Júlíusson, Charlotte Bøving Duration: 92 mins Country of Origin: IcelandTickets go on sale at Gerringong Town Hall at 7.20pm with the film starting at 8pmAfter the film stay for our Gerringong Pics and Flicks world famous Tea, Coffee and Cake ($3.00) and take time to discusthe film or anything else you like in a relaxed atmosphere. Casual tickets at the door $10 ea.

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Sunrise @ The Illawarra Fly

Saturday 08/10/2016 @ All Day Event Knights Hill NSW

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!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 are on 2nd Saturday of each month 6am to 9am and must be booked in advance.

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2016 Australian Kneeboard Titles Round 4

Saturday 08/10/2016 @ All Day Event Kiama NSW

Some of Australia's best kneeboarders will travel from near and far to Kiama's Surf Beach for round four of the 2016 Australian Kneeboard Titles.The event, which is part of the Australian Titles, gives competitors the opportunity to accrue vital points which crowns Australian champions.

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The Friends of Blue Haven Aged Care Facility Annual Fete

Saturday 08/10/2016 @ 08:30 AM – 12:00 PM Kiama NSW

The Friends of Blue Haven Aged Care Facility invite you to take part in their Annual Fete! There will be stalls featuring cakes, jams, pickles, craft, plants, jewellery, the popular White Elephant stalls with much loved bric-a-brac, books, and toys. Enjoy morning tea or a delicious barbecue. Why not buy a ticket in the raffle? You will go in the draw to win either an oil painting by H. Burns or a patchwork quilt by the Kiama Quilters. All money raised will be used to enhance quality of life for the residents of the Blue Haven Aged Care Facility.

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Live Entertainment @ Kiama Bowling Club

Saturday 08/10/2016 @ 08:00 PM – 11:00 PM Kiama NSW

Kiama Bowling Club has live entertainment the second and fourth Saturday night of each month from 8pm. Please check their website or phone the club for dates and band information.

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Art in the Park

Sunday 09/10/2016 @ All Day Event Kiama NSW

Hindmarsh Parks 'Art in the Park' showcases local works that are for sale, created by local artists once a month. Artists are on hand and are available to answer questions and explain their paintings. Art availaible for viewing from 8.30am.

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Decante This@The Blue Swimmer

Sunday 09/10/2016 @ 03:00 PM – 06:00 PM Gerroa NSW

Bringing back the Sunday Session German Style. Introducing 3 of Germany's most exciting winemakers & their wines. Come and chill on our verandah, kick back and watch the weekend disappear. 2 Pours of wine matched with 2 sides $25. Featuring 3 wine@$8 per glass. Live music .Bookings Essential call: 02 4234 3796.

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Festival of Choirs

Sunday 09/10/2016 @ From 02:00 PM Kiama NSW

There are 5 choirs attending, though the Southern Lights Vocal Academy has 3 separate groups.Southern Lights Vocal AcademyWollongong Harmony ChorusShoalhaven Lydian SingersSing Gong GoKiama Probus Mens' ChoirEntry Prices: Adults $30, Concession $25, Children 5-17 $10Ticket Sales: Kiama Newsagency, 68 Terralong Street, Kiama

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2016 Australian Kneeboard Titles Round 4

Sunday 09/10/2016 @ All Day Event Kiama NSW

Some of Australia's best kneeboarders will travel from near and far to Kiama's Surf Beach for round four of the 2016 Australian Kneeboard Titles.The event, which is part of the Australian Titles, gives competitors the opportunity to accrue vital points which crowns Australian champions.

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Kiama Farmers Market

Wednesday 12/10/2016 @ 02:00 PM – 05:00 PM Kiama NSW

Please note that the Kiama Farmer's Market will be held at Coronation Park, Surf Beach, Manning Street, Kiama until further notice due to storm damage at Black Beach, Kiama Harbour, where the markets are usually held.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.

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Kiama Bush Dance

Thursday 13/10/2016 @ 07:30 PM – 10:30 PM Kiama NSW

Enjoy the social fun of Australia's heritage of colonial dance and keep fit in a friendly relaxed atmosphere.Live music by local band No Such Thing and light supper provided. All dances walked through and called beginners welcome!$5 at the door ($3 Concession) Includes SupperHeld 2nd Thursday of every month.

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Live Entertainment @ The Blue Diamond Bar & Bistro

Friday 14/10/2016 @ 09:00 PM – 11:00 PM Kiama NSW

Live acoustic music every Sunday afternoon from 2pm & resident DJ every Friday night from 9pm in the Blue Diamond Bar & Bistro.

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Kiama Readers Festival - Launch in the Library

Friday 14/10/2016 @ From 07:00 PM Kiama NSW

Join us for the inaugural Kiama Readers Festival. The official launch will take place at Kiama Library on the Friday evening where we will be joined by Damon Young, philosopher, commentator and author of nine books including his latest The Art of Reading. Visit the library website for more details here

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High Tea @ Mercure Resort Gerringong

Saturday 15/10/2016 @ 12:00 PM – 03:00 PM Gerringong `NS

Enjoy a selection of sweet and savoury delights topped off with a glass sparkling wine & selection of loose leaf teas. Held on the first Saturday of each month from 12 - 3pm. Bookings essential! $42 per person.Why not upgrade to our Superior High Tea and enjoy two additional hot savoury items for extra $6 per person

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Gerringong Village Markets

Saturday 15/10/2016 @ 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.

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Kiama Readers Festival - Speaker Sessions

Saturday 15/10/2016 @ 09:00 AM – 04:30 PM Kiama NSW

On Saturday we will be hosting a full day of events at The Pavilion Kiama with over 12 authors and 12 sessions featuring stimulating session. Books will be available at the Festival for purchase from The Bookshop Kiama and authors will be available to sign your books and a chat. A coffee cart will also be available for a quick cuppa between sessions.Visit the library website for more details here.

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2016 Emergency Services Expo

Saturday 15/10/2016 @ 09:00 AM – 03:00 PM Kiama NSW

A FREE day out for all the family hosted by the Rotary Club of Minnamurra Inc. ONLY 6 (WEEKS) to go to our Emergency Services Expo for 2016 to be held at Black Beach Kiama on Saturday the 15th October 2016. This will be our TENTH Emergency Services Expo. Some really good news is that the NSW Police Band will be performing throughout the day and POL-AIR the NSW Police helicopter will be there as well and all of the other Emergency Services. There will be water bombing carried out by the Rural Fire Service helicopter over Kiama harbour. Supported by 96.5 WAVEFM, Illawarra Mercury and Kennards Hire. This is a FREE community family event hosted by the Rotary Club of Minnamurra Inc. Please share this with all your friends and make this the "BEST" Expo ever.

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Live Entertainment @ Kiama Bowling Club

Saturday 15/10/2016 @ 08:00 PM – 11:00 PM Kiama NSW

Kiama Bowling Club has live entertainment the second and fourth Saturday night of each month from 8pm. Please check their website or phone the club for dates and band information.

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Kiama Seaside Markets

Sunday 16/10/2016 @ 09:00 AM – 03:00 PM Kiama NSW

Kiama Seaside Markets are held the third Sunday of every month and on occassional public holidays (April, June & October). An extra market is usually held in November in the lead up to Christmas.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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Kiama Readers Festival - Childrens Event in the Library

Sunday 16/10/2016 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Kiama NSW

Kiama Library will be the venue for the children events taking place on Sunday when we welcome Ursula Dubosarsky who will provide lots of fun activities based around her unique stories including Too Many Elephants in this House and The Word Spy.Visit the library website for more details here.

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Kiama Farmers Market

Wednesday 19/10/2016 @ 02:00 PM – 05:00 PM Kiama NSW

Please note that the Kiama Farmer's Market will be held at Coronation Park, Surf Beach, Manning Street, Kiama until further notice due to storm damage at Black Beach, Kiama Harbour, where the markets are usually held.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.

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Slam Down Under - Masters Wheelchair Basketball Competition

Wednesday 19/10/2016 @ 09:00 AM – 01:00 PM Kiama NSW

Hosted at the Kiama Leisure Centre on October 19 & 20, The Top End Slam Down Under is a wheelchair basketball tournament for players aged over 40 organised by Wheelchair Sports NSW and Illawarra Wheelchair Basketball. Played by both people with a disability and able bodied athletes games start at 9.00am each day and finish at 1.00pm. While there is a competitive edge this event is really about continued participation in a healthy, active lifestyle and social inclusion.Technically and physically demanding, as well as fast-paced… These are the just some of the reasons why wheelchair basketball has one of the highest profile in the world of wheelchair sports. While wheelchair basketball is similar to the able-bodied game, it is characterized by its own unique style. Wheelchair basketball is played according to FIBA (able-bodied) rules with some minor modifications. There is no double dribble violation and a player can take only two pushes of the chair before they pass, shoot or dribble the ball.Team list must be completed by 5pm on Friday 30/09/16

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Slam Down Under - Masters Wheelchair Basketball Competition

Thursday 20/10/2016 @ 09:00 AM – 01:00 PM Kiama NSW

Hosted at the Kiama Leisure Centre on October 19 & 20, The Top End Slam Down Under is a wheelchair basketball tournament for players aged over 40 organised by Wheelchair Sports NSW and Illawarra Wheelchair Basketball. Played by both people with a disability and able bodied athletes games start at 9.00am each day and finish at 1.00pm. While there is a competitive edge this event is really about continued participation in a healthy, active lifestyle and social inclusion.Technically and physically demanding, as well as fast-paced… These are the just some of the reasons why wheelchair basketball has one of the highest profile in the world of wheelchair sports. While wheelchair basketball is similar to the able-bodied game, it is characterized by its own unique style. Wheelchair basketball is played according to FIBA (able-bodied) rules with some minor modifications. There is no double dribble violation and a player can take only two pushes of the chair before they pass, shoot or dribble the ball.Team list must be completed by 5pm on Friday 30/09/16

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Live Entertainment @ The Blue Diamond Bar & Bistro

Friday 21/10/2016 @ 09:00 PM – 11:00 PM Kiama NSW

Live acoustic music every Sunday afternoon from 2pm & resident DJ every Friday night from 9pm in the Blue Diamond Bar & Bistro.

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Kiama Makers & Growers Market

Saturday 22/10/2016 @ 09:00 AM – 02:00 PM Kiama NSW

The Kiama Makers & Growers Market is held regularly the fourth Saturday of every month, 9 am to 2 pm. 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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Kiama Makers & Growers Market - Yoga on the Beach

Saturday 22/10/2016 @ 09:00 AM – 02:00 PM Kiama NSW

Today is a Special Event Market Day with a Yoga Demonstration, and anyone will be able to join in. Bring your yoga mat or a blanket and join us for a relaxing 45 minutes of yoga at the best location in the world. The yoga demonstration will be at 10.30am. For more information on the Yoga please phone Boutique Yoga 0412 571 772.Live entertainment from Armenian classical guitarist Sako Dermenjian. The regular Kiama Makers & Growers Market is held regularly the fourth Saturday of every month, 9 am to 2 pm and 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, chili 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. We support local sporting and community groups and charities. This month we will be supporting SCARF in their efforts to help refugees start a new life in the Illawarra.

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One World Concert

Saturday 22/10/2016 @ 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM Kiama NSW

A variety of performers including refugees.Presented by Kiama Welcomes Refugees.

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The 2016 Spring Rose Festival

Saturday 22/10/2016 @ Saturday 12-5 & Sunday 9-4pm Jamberoo NSW

Illawarra Rose Society presents the 2016 Spring Rose Festival with thousands of roses to view, being held at the Jamberoo Municipal Hall.Admission $5 & Concession $3

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Kiama Relay for Life

Saturday 22/10/2016 @ 9:30am (Sat) til 9:30am (Sun) Kiama NSW

Relay for life is a chance for the Kiama community to recognise and celebrate local cancer survivor, patients, and their carers, to honour and remember loved ones lost to cancer and to raise money to help save more lives.For further information or to start or join a team in the Kiama relay today! Register here.

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Live Entertainment @ Kiama Bowling Club

Saturday 22/10/2016 @ 08:00 PM – 11:00 PM Kiama NSW

Kiama Bowling Club has live entertainment the second and fourth Saturday night of each month from 8pm. Please check their website or phone the club for dates and band information.

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The 2016 Spring Rose Festival

Sunday 23/10/2016 @ Saturday 12-5 & Sunday 9-4pm Jamberoo NSW

Illawarra Rose Society presents the 2016 Spring Rose Festival with thousands of roses to view, being held at the Jamberoo Municipal Hall.Admission $5 & Concession $3

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Kiama Relay for Life

Sunday 23/10/2016 @ 9:30am (Sat) til 9:30am (Sun) Kiama NSW

Relay for life is a chance for the Kiama community to recognise and celebrate local cancer survivor, patients, and their carers, to honour and remember loved ones lost to cancer and to raise money to help save more lives.For further information or to start or join a team in the Kiama relay today! Register here.

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Kiama Farmers Market

Wednesday 26/10/2016 @ 02:00 PM – 05:00 PM Kiama NSW

Please note that the Kiama Farmer's Market will be held at Coronation Park, Surf Beach, Manning Street, Kiama until further notice due to storm damage at Black Beach, Kiama Harbour, where the markets are usually held.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.

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Live Entertainment @ Kiama Bowling Club

Saturday 29/10/2016 @ 08:00 PM – 11:00 PM Kiama NSW

Kiama Bowling Club has live entertainment the second and fourth Saturday night of each month from 8pm. Please check their website or phone the club for dates and band information.

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After Dark Zipline Tour @ Illawarra Fly

Saturday 29/10/2016 @ From 07:00 PM Knights Hill NSW

Everything is better after dark, so when the sun goes down join us at Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures to experience the mystical rainforest of the Illawarra region in a different light. The After Dark Zipline Tour will get the adrenaline pumping as you zoom between illuminated trees on the highest Zipline Tour in Australia. Under the cover of darkness, Zippers will navigate a series of cable spans and suspension bridges up to 35 metres above the forest floor including the super zip which is 106 metres long! Our experienced guides control all departures whilst providing you with an insight into the forest's fascinating history and introducing you to the abundance of nocturnal animals which are out and about when the lights go out.The After Dark Zipline Tour includes access to the Treetop Walk so you can truly immerse yourself in the natural environment and enjoy the beautiful twilight hours.7pm arrival to enjoy the Treetop Walk before an 8:15pm Zipline start on the last Saturday of every month

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Jamberoo Village Markets

Sunday 30/10/2016 @ 09:00 AM – 02:00 PM Jamberoo NSW

Come along and enjoy the country atmosphere. A wide variety of stalls to browse through, with lots to see. Jamberoo Village Markets have something for everyone and is on the last Sunday of every month. Run by Jamberoo Business Group.Musical groups will be performing at the monthly markets in the new rotunda in Reid Park from 11am for approx 1 hour. This is an initiative of the Jamberoo Valley Ratepayers and Residents Association. Following are details of the entertainment for the next few months;25 September 2016 - Chalkie White30 October 2016 - 9.30am North Sydney Symphonic Wind Ensemble | 11am Sandy Feet27 November 2016 - 9.30am Scientists Behaving Badly | 11am Platinum Duo

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