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.

High Tea @ Mercure Resort Gerringong

05/12/2015 - 10/08/2019 @ 12:00 PM – 03:00 PM Gerringong NSW

Enjoy a sweet selection of sweet and savoury tarts topped off with a glass of bubbles! Held on the first Saturday of each month from 12 - 3pm. Bookings essential! $42 per person.

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BLUE KIAMA Clean our Coast Festival

01/12/2018 @ 09:00 AM – 01:00 PM Kiama NSW

BLUE KIAMA – Clean our Coast Festival Black Beach, Kiama  Saturday December 1st 2018; 9am to 1pm.  Get involved in a beach clean-up (in and out of the water) with tunes from the Junkyard Beats - followed by a BBQ.  Join a citizen science microplastics project, see the stingray show, check out some of the local initiatives combating waste and debris in the region. The festival is a chance to get together, see what others are doing to protect our coasts and be part of the solution. For more information contact Edwina Foulsham  Edwina.Foulsham@environment.nsw.gov.au

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Kiama Arts Trail Group Exhibition

30/11/2018 - 05/12/2018 @ All Day Event Kiama NSW

The Kiama Arts Trail will be holding a members exhibition from Friday 30 November - Wednesday 5 December 2018 at the Old Fire Station, Terralong St, Kiama (cnr Shoalhaven St). There will be paintings, photography, jewellery and sculpture on display and for sale. All welcome. Admission is free.

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Kiama Arts Trail

03/03/2018 - 31/07/2019 @ 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM Kiama NSW

The Kiama Arts Trail takes you through some of the most picturesque countryside in Australia, where you can visit award winning artists' studios, galleries and cafes. Entry to each of the venues is free. Visit award winning artists at work and take a peek into their studios, view demonstrations, enjoy diverse galleries, taste test the cafes and enjoy some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in Australia. The Kiama Arts Trail is open the first weekend of each month - 10am - 4pm, and other times by appointment. Ron Knott Studio : 19 Kiarama Ave, Kiama DownsThe Art of Helen Pain : 51 Collins St, Kiama Aspiration Images - Bob Shaw : 1A Colley Dr, KiamaRose Jewellery Designs - Liz Shaw : 1A Colley Dr, KiamaCedar Ridge Studio - Robyn Sharp : 287 Free Selectors Rd, Foxground

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Festive Wreaths with Lissa-Jane De Saillesi - Kiama Art Workshops

01/12/2018 @ 10:00 AM – 03:00 PM Kiama NSW

FESTIVE WREATHS with Lissa-Jane De Sailles Date: Saturday 1st December Time: 10am - 3pm Where: Kiama, NSW Cost: $150 Join us for a fun one day workshop and learn how to make festive wreaths just in time for Christmas.  A number of materials such as cane and garden cuttings will be supplied, so let's play and discover your creativity with a new twist!  Bring along an old towel, secateurs and a spray bottle and if you have any special objects or plants you would like to incorporate into your wreath, then bring them along too. Lissa will start off teaching you how to make a basic wreath, and then will guide you with inspirations and wonderful ideas for decorating. You will take home a beautiful wall hanging or wreath for your door, or a fantastic gift for loved ones. Includes morning and afternoon tea To book: email info@kiamaartworkshops.com.au or call Rhonda on 0438 359 595

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Made in Kiama - Handmade Night Markets

30/11/2018 - 01/12/2018 @ 04:00 PM – 08:00 PM Kiama NSW

Made in Kiama Handmade Night Market has built it's beautiful reputation on specifically showcasing the makers and crafters local to the Kiama, NSW area.  Help support your local neighbours and shop from over 50 stalls just in time for Christmas.

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Landscapes @ 85 by John Harris Exhibition

26/11/2018 - 09/12/2018 @ From 10am Gerringong NSW

Landscape photography is where I started my journey as an artist and a photographer. This exhibition shares my exploration of a different view of our world. Traditional landscape images tend to be shot with a wide angle lens – generally between 16-35mm. This perspective is one that I love – allowing you to focus on an interesting foreground, while providing greater context (usually along with a magic sunrise or sunset!) in the background. Typically, the whole image is in sharp focus in these images too. However, my experience as a wedding photographer has taught me to capture a scene in a range of perspectives to better tell the story. So I’ve started to view my landscape photography with a wedding photographer’s eye – capture the wide view for sure, but then ask myself – what interesting elements exist within the overall scene? Therefore, during my most recent overseas adventure I forced myself out of my comfort zone by taking along a fixed focal length lens – the Canon EF 85mm f/1.4 L IS. The narrow field of view of this telephoto lens allows me to focus on a particular element within the landscape, yet still provide some context for the image. When needed, I can also isolate the subject using shallow depth of field for more artistic effect. For me, shooting landscapes with the 85 represents not only experimentation, but also an evolution of my artistic expression. The narrower field of view of this lens challenges me immensely in the context of landscape imagery. There is less flexibility in creating a compelling composition, which requires more thought, patience, and exploration to create the images you see today. Monday to Friday 10am-5pmSaturday and Sunday 10am-4pm

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International Day of People with a Disability

03/12/2018 @ 06:00 PM – 07:30 PM Kiama NSW

Movie Night | Snacks | Guest Speaker | Tim Rushby-Smith This curation of quality Australian international short films reflecting the lived experience of people with disability runs for an hour, tickets are FREE. To RSVP and let us know of any disability access support requirements phone or email or visit https://bit.ly/2F89g2V Open captions | Audio Description | Sensory screening (adjusted light/sound levels, social story and chill out space) | Flashing light free | Opportunity to reserve seating near door, triggers list and quiet space | Access for people with mobility disability.

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Terraces at Twilight

06/12/2018 @ 05:00 PM – 09:00 PM Kiama NSW

Just in time for Christmas! As a one off event the Kiama Terrace Houses are opening for a late night shopping experience. Take advantage of special treats on the night - many stores will be splurging with nibbles, drinks, balloons etc. Take advantage of getting handy parking, browsing while the kids are at home, grab a coffee or meal at the cafes and make a night of it. Get a jump start on your Christmas gifts. Shops include; Terrace Collectables, Macis Fashion & Beauty, Starfish Education Centre & Embellish.

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Gerringong Christmas Soiree

07/12/2018 @ 04:00 PM – 07:00 PM Gerringong NSW

Everyone's invited! Get your Christmas shopping sorted at Gerringong’s Christmas Soiree. Exclusive deals, entertainment, Santa, champagne and prizes are all on offer.  Make an evening of it - bring a picnic blanket to enjoy the entertainment in the Old School Park on Fern Street.  Buy the perfect Christmas gifts from Gerringong’s diverse range of boutique stores, which will be open until 7pm, offering special in-store discounts and experiences.  Santa will be making appearances from 4-7pm in the town centre, spreading Christmas cheer – and lollies for the kids – while street musicians will add to the festive vibe.  Also in the park is our very own locally-designed Christmas Wishing Tree, so that everyone can express their wish for both loved ones and strangers. The idea is simple but powerful: write your wish for someone on a tag and tie it to the community tree’s collection of good wishes for the world. Make sure you collect a raffle ticket with each purchase at participating stores, and drop your tickets at the Mega Soiree Raffle table in the park. At the end of the night three winning tickets will be drawn.  Proudly supported by the Gerringong Association, the Christmas Soiree is a great night for getting into the Christmas spirit. Shopping local makes a huge difference to local businesses and the local community.

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Kiama Record Fair

08/12/2018 @ 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM Kiama NSW

Kiama Record Fair is back to rock your Christmas!30,000+ vinyl records of all formats and genres - rock,pop,hip hop,funk,soul,with live DJs.  Hosted by Kiama's own Johnny The Fox Records (Old Kiama Co-op) along with My Vinyl Revolution (Farms market, Coledale markets, Newtown Record Fair). Come along for a pre-Christmas dig at the coolest little record fair on the south coast!

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Art In The Park

14/10/2018 - 11/08/2019 @ From 08:30 AM Kiama NSW

Art in the park showcases local works created by local artists, held on the 2nd Sunday of each month (weather permitting). Artists are on hand working on new paintings and are available to answer questions.

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Carols in the Park @ Jamberoo

11/12/2018 @ 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM Jamberoo NSW

Enjoy Carols in the park under the stars at Jamberoo. Bring all the family along to enjoy and evening of Inter Church Carols. Bring a blanket or a chair and settle in for a lovely evening of Carols supported by the Salvation Army Band. Wet weather alternative venue is Jamberoo Public School, Churchill Street, Jamberoo

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Christmas Party in the Discovery Space!

11/12/2018 @ 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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Carols on the Green @ Kiama Golf Club

11/12/2018 @ 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM Kiama Downs NSW

Bring the family down and sing to your favourite Christmas carols. Plus animal farm, face painters, food and drinks and special guest appearance from Santa.

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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 - 31/12/2019 @ 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 - 31/12/2019 @ 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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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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Summer School Holiday Activities

21/12/2018 - 31/01/2019 @ 10:00 AM – 10:00 AM NSW

Have you got your school holidays planned out? 🤔 If not, you're in luck!  Here's a list of things to see and do for the kids this School Holidays. ✨ https://kiama.com.au/uploads/website-image-files/school-holidays-templatev11.pdf

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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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Jamberoo Action Park Dive in Movies - The Jungle Bunch

29/12/2018 @ 06:00 PM – 07:30 PM Jamberoo NSW

Visit NSW's favourite water theme park, Jamberoo Action Park these school holidays. then stay on for a lazy afternoon either floating about in a tube or lying on a sun lounge at Outback Bay, home of DIVE-IN Movies at Jamberoo shown on the big screen Enjoy Dive in Movies every Saturday night throughout the summer Holidays. Tonight's movie is the "Jungle Bunch (PG)" - Screening from 6pm and will finish around 7.30pm so plenty of time to get the kids home bathes and into bed. COST - Free with park admission

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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 @ Entertainment from 4pm. Fireworks and Laser Show from 9pm. 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.For more information, please click here.

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