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 an 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.
Tour De Cure have once again chosen Kiama as a pit stop on the 2019 bike tour! Come along to support over 200 riders on their journey from Sydney to Geelong as they ride for a cure for cancer. Mark Beretta ('Beretts' ) from Sunrise TV has been a loyal supporter of the ride for ten years and will also join the 2019 tour. Apply to be a stage rider through their website.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 veggies, eggs, bread, honey, jams and chilli sauces. Lots of tasty things to eat and buy.Learn More
Exhibition Launch with local artist and printmaker Colin Harwood.His Main artistic interest is in printmaking and in 2015 set up Empirical Print, a studio concentrating on experimental printmaking.His principle subject matter is Kiama and its surrounding countryside. Colin exhibits through the Kiama Art Society and has won a number of art awards in recent years. Please join us for the official Launch on Thursday evening at 6pm, this is a free event but bookings are essential. Contact Kiama Library on 02 42331133 for bookings.Learn More
Held for three days starting on the second Friday of each month, the Tarmac Days cover Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8 – 10 March. Neptune “273” joined HARS Aviation Museum 31 years ago and remains in RAAF colours, celebrating its service with No 10 Squadron in Townsville from 1962 to 1977. The volunteers at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) also plan to fly some of their other unique aircraft, including the last of 20 tri-motor De Havilland Drovers built at Bankstown in 1949, a vintage Cessna 310 and possibly the recently retired Orion turbo-prop AP-3C. The more than 40 aircraft on show bear testament to the dedication of the 700 plus volunteer members of HARS to preserve Australia’s aviation heritage, operational where possible, for the benefit of future generations. Plus, an immaculate Bell 47 M.A.S.H. style helicopter which is authentically presented in Australian Army livery intends to conduct spectacular joy flights – offering a unique way to view the Illawarra. Apart from Christmas Day, HARS Aviation museum is open from 9.30 to 3.30 daily for visitors, and groups, to see and sit in many of more than 40 aircraft on display. The last tour starts at 2.45 pm. The museum’s acclaimed Café Connie is open for barista coffee plus delicious hot and cold food at very reasonable prices … so when visiting HARS Aviation Museum you can make a meal of it.Learn More
Get groovin' with three huge days of music, entertainment and fun set against one of the country's most picturesque backdrops. Staged at various streets, cafes, bars and eateries from Gerringong in the south to Minnamurra in the north. Check out the main stage in Hindmarsh Park, Kiama on Saturday from 5.45pm - 10.30pm.For the full playing schedule, please see their website.Learn More
Come along and appreciate the vintage motorbikes on display at Black Beach March 9th and 10th. Over 80 classic, veteran and vintage motorcycles will hum into Kiama, driven by owners from the Illawarra, the Shoalhaven, Sydney, Goulburn, Griffith, Wagga and Eurobodalla. Motorbike makes expected to participate include the traditional English brands of Matchless, B.S.A Triumph, AJS, Italian Ducati, German BMW, Japanese Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha and of course American-branded Indians and Harley Davidson. Bikes will be on display at Kiama from 8am to 10am, owners will then ride to Bomaderry Bowling club, where the bikes will sit from 12pm to 2.00pm It will be the 24th Annual Red Scarf Rally hosted by the Illawarra Classic Motorcycle Club.Learn More
David Dufty to talk about his recently published book “The Secret Code-Breakers of Central Bureau: how Australia’s signals-intelligence network helped win the Pacific War”. “The Secret Code-Breakers” tells the story of Australia’s version of Bletchley Park, known to members perhaps from the film “The Enigma”. Dufty describes how Australia built a sophisticated intelligence network from scratch, and how Australian code-breakers cracked the codes of the Japanese army and air force, significantly influencing the course of the Pacific war. David will give an illustrated talk about his acclaimed book and copies will be available for sale. David Dufty is a Canberra-based writer and researcher. Following degrees in psychology at Newcastle and Macquarie Universities, he has worked in statistics and social research at the University of Memphis, Newspoll and the Australian Bureau of Statistics.Learn More
This weekend the teams event will be run at Gerroa/Windang (depending on conditions). The teams event is all about fun through team rivalries. The AGM and presentations will also take place. Come down to Seven Mile Beach for a great display of Wavesailing. For latest information check out facebook/nswwavesailingLearn More
Opening on the eve of International Women’s Day, Thursday March 7 at 5.30pm, the Art Bar presents STRONG WOMEN. Inspired by the social media campaign Project Strong Women (PSW) founded by Shauna Ryan, a millennial visionary, international blog curator, and emotional thought leader. All artworks will be for sale at the exhibition, with 50% of the proceeds being donated to SAHSSI, a specialist domestic violence and homelessness service for women and children in the Illawarra/Shoalhaven District. Last year's exhibition raised $1100 for SAHSSI. Let's see if we can double it this year! CEO Kathy Colyer will be opening the exhibition. All are welcome, so please come along and support this important charity and project. The Strong Woman exhibition will run from 7 to 31 March. More information on the exhibition and to RSVP to the official opening party. The Strong Women exhibition runs from 7 March to 31 March. The Art Bar is OPEN Wednesday & Thursday 5-9pm | Friday & Saturday 12-3pm & 5-10pm | Sunday 12-6pmLearn More
The exhibition is a selection of photographic works by a number of members of the Kiama Shellharbour Camera Club and is being held at The Old Fire Station, Kiama. Visitors can visit the exhibition and meet some of the members. Images are available for purchase. Free admission.Learn More
Lorraine was born in Wollongong and is an accomplished speaker and historian. Her earliest Illawarra connections are from the 1820s (at Jamberoo). She is a descendant of a number of families with Northern Irish roots who came to Kiama Municipality through chain migration. Lorraine’s interest in history actually started with high school geography. The topic ‘Sequent Occupance’ sparked a desire to discover what her family members had contributed to this area over a period of time. Her research led to ‘Kiama court records 1852 to 1863’ and a paper in the Royal Australian Historical Society Journal in 2000. She wrote ‘Paulsgrove Illawarra 1825-1836’ in 2010. The owner of Paulsgrove was reported to be ‘a difficult and litigious character’. Her most recent published work ‘Scandal Slander and Interfering with Our Neighbours’ in 2016 is a collection of stories about early Illawarra. It has been described by Dr Joe Davis as ‘the kind of book that will no doubt ruffle a handful of local feathers – but most of all it will delight those who think that it is high time for local history to enter fresh fields and pastures new’. Lorraine is currently President of the Illawarra Historical Society and a member of the Royal Australian Historical Society Affiliated Societies Committee. In 2018 she was a joint winner of the Friends of Wollongong Library History Prize. She also appears on a monthly history spot on ABC Radio with Mark Matthews.Learn More
3rd Saturday of the Month, 8.30am - 1.30pm GERRINGONG TOWN HALL & OLD SCHOOL PARK – Fern Street, Gerringong On the 3rd Saturday of the month, Gerringong Rotary Markets are held in the heart of beautiful Gerringong. Join us and discover a delightful variety of stalls offering quality products and boutique wares. Absorb the friendly, village atmosphere while making your purchases. Indulge in a selection from the array of tasty foods and drinks available and enjoy the music. We look forward to welcoming you. For further information Phone: 0428 277 931 or email: email@example.comLearn More
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!Learn More
Come and learn the beautiful art of watercolour with artist Ingrid Bowen. You will find watercolour to be a great way to relax and unwind, and something you can easily do at home. Ingrid has a collaborative and friendly approach to guiding participants through various watercolour techniques. Watch demonstrations and plan and paint your own little indigo forest in the enchanting circular format shown in the photographic description. In this three hour workshop you will complete and take home a small framed piece of art. All materials are included, so you just have to bring yourself! Suitable for beginners or anyone wishing to explore the medium of watercolour. This is a popular class, so we will be running a morning and an afternoon session.Morning session 9:00am - 12noonAfternoon session 1:00pm - 4:00pm In this three hour workshop you will complete and take home a small framed piece of art. All materials are included, so you just have to bring yourself! Suitable for beginners or anyone wishing to explore the medium of watercolour. To book email or call Rhonda Cost: $120 per personLearn More
A celebration of football, writing and ideas. Take a break from your routine and come experience something totally different for a weekend in Jamberoo. Entry fee just $10 for one day, $15 for both days. Please note that add-on events such as the Football Dinner and Trivia (Saturday night) and Sunday lunch are extra. The Football Writers' Festival is a collaboration between the Johnny Warren Football Foundation and Fair Play Publishing.Learn More
Over 50 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 saving times are 9AM – 2PM and winter months are 10AM to 3PMLearn More
Steel City Strings is joined by the BlueScope Youth Orchestra from the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music to form a 40-piece ensemble for a lively, exciting program celebrating young classical musicians. Experience the energy and excitement of these exceptionally talented young, award-winning, local musicians: Peter Lavilles (15), winner of the 2018 Wollongong Conservatorium Concerto Competition, performing Weber’s virtuosic ‘Bassoon Concerto’ Cedar-Rose Newman (15), winner of numerous Eisteddfods, returns from her violin studies in New York to present Saint-Saëns’ brilliant ‘Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso’ Singer/songwriters Emma Snellgrove (16) and Caitlin Schlenker (17) will get feet tapping with their original song ‘Capsized’, which wowed audiences in the Cantabile Music Festival at Sydney Opera House in 2018 Adrian Whitehall (21), composer of ‘Absence of Light’. This piece has been composed specially for this event. Adrian has also had work commissioned and performed by the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Plus...the combined orchestras will play suites and dances for chamber orchestra by Purcell, Boyce, Grieg and Piazzolla. Tickets: Adult $45, Concession $40, Student 18+ $20, Child under 18 $10, Group of 5 or more $20 each. Book tickets here.Learn More
A live radio play of the famous Hitchcock film The 39 Steps. Picture this - a radio station in 1940's America, a cast of actors reading a thriller of a play whilst making all of the sound effects themselves Live On Air! Lots of fun in this hour long fundraiser. All proceeds go to "Wheels for Chris"- to help buy active community member Chris English a wheelchair compliant van, after a fall left him a quadriplegic. Performances: Tues 26 Mar 2019 - 3:00 pm & 7 pm Wed 27 Mar 2019 - 3:00 pm & 7 pm Thurs 28 Mar 2019 - 11:00 am Tickets $20 (includes refreshments) at www.trybooking.comLearn More
If you're a fan of Liane Moriarty or Marian Keyes, you'll love Jessica Dettmann! Join author and comedian Jessica Dettmann at the Sebel Harbourside Kiama for Kiama Conversation Hour, hosted by Kiama Library. Jessica will be discussing her new novel, How to be Second Best, and copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Tickets are $20, which includes a glass of wine and a selection of light canape refreshments. Date: Friday 29 March 2019Time: 6:00pmLocation: Sebel Harbourside KiamaAssembly Hall, 31 Shoalhaven Street, Kiama, NSW 2533Learn More
Delight your tastebuds and your senses with a delicious evening of fine dining tapas style at the Little Blowhole Art Bar, Kiama. Relax and converse with friends, enjoy beautiful and spicy traditional oriental style belly dance performances, and allow the Middle Eastern and World Music sound track to take you to faraway lands. Cost $55pp (inc. GST) - Includes five course tapas style meal, drink voucher, and lucky door prize ticket.Learn More