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 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.

Fern Street Gallery Group Exhibition - Water

16/04/2019 - 05/05/2019 @ 10:00 AM – 10:00 AM Gerringong NSW

Artwork by Resident Artists: Gitte Backhausen, Kerry Bruce, Stacy Burgess, Kristal del Villar, Jon Harris, Holly Pinzone, Kelvin Taylor and Jennifer Luck-Ellem Please join us for Drinks with the Artists Saturday 20th April, 2-4pm. All Welcome. WATER is a group exhibition by all the Resident Artists at Fern Street Gallery, celebrating everything water contributes to life. You will be taken on a journey into the joy, necessity and life-affirming aspects of water, interpreted by each artist in their own unique way. It can be easy to take water for granted, it flows on demand from our taps, our gardens and crops flourish with the help of the rain and we enjoy all things water-sport and leisure in our coastal living. With this exhibition, we take the opportunity to show our gratitude for this life-giving and preserving substance that we wouldn’t exist without. Enjoy a select and varied interpretation of the theme of WATER through painting, mixed media, photography and printmaking. The exhibition is open daily 16th April to 5th May, including every day over Easter. The exhibition is furthermore extended to feature during the Surf Life & Music Festival in Gerringong 3rd-4th May 2019 at Gerringong Town Hall – only a skip and a jump from Fern Street Gallery. 10am-5pm Monday-Friday 10am-4pm Saturday-Sunday

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Kiama Farmers Market

02/01/2019 - 06/05/2020 @ 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 veggies, eggs, bread, honey, jams and chilli sauces. Lots of tasty things to eat and buy.

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Surflife - Gerringong Surf & Music Festival

03/05/2019 - 04/05/2019 @ 10:00 AM – 10:00 AM Gerringong NSW

Held in the beautiful coastal town of Gerringong surrounded by world class surf breaks and green rolling hills, Surf Life is a weekend of music, surfing, food, fun and good times.   Featuring live music, food, wine and beer, surf stories with surf legends, afterdark surf movie, art & fashion, classic surf car expo, board swap, board trials, Werri Slash Annual Surf Competition. Music from I Know Leopard, Pacific Ave, Motherfunk, Papya Tree, Heroes and the Rude, Ray Friday, HMO, Lily Lucas, Deafening Silence, Dolphin Dog, Ren and the Rude Boys and Lily Lucas.

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Tour De Cure

03/05/2019 @ All Day Event Kiama NSW

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.

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2019 NSW Bodyboard State Titles

03/05/2019 - 05/05/2019 @ 10:00 AM – 10:00 AM Kiama NSW Various Locations

The 2019 NSW State Bodyboard Titles will be held in Kiama on the first weekend in May.The main event location is Surf Beach, Kiama with back up locations of Jones Beach, Bombo Beach and Werri Beach.Event heat draw and schedule will be released on the 1st May 2019. Competition will commence each day at 7:30am with the call for the day's schedule and location confirmed via the Event Hotline (0458 247 212) at 6:45am. Competitor divisions include Grommets, Cadets, Juniors, Grand Masters and Opens.All competitors must be a current member of Surfing NSW. Entries close 29 April, 2019.

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Wings Over Illawarra Air Show

04/05/2019 - 05/05/2019 @ 10:30 AM – 04:30 PM Albion Park Rail NSW

WINGS OVER ILLAWARRA 2019 Australia's best annual airshow returns Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May 2018, make sure you put the dates in your diaries and be sure to join us for an aviation extravaganza! See jaw-dropping solo and formation aerobatics displays and relive the past with our spectacular display of classic warbirds and amazing vintage aircraft of yesteryear. Be inspired by the Australian Defence Force as they present the best our country has to offer with loud, fast fighter jets and huge heavy transport aircraft. Some of Australia's top formation flying teams will delight and provide you with an unforgettable experience as they perform breath-taking manoeuvres above the beautiful Illawarra. Immerse yourself in history as you wander through rare displays of vintage and classic aircraft including the fully-restored Super Constellation and record breaking Qantas 747 along with some beautifully restored WW2 fighters. You won’t want to miss the heart stopping aerial antics of the flying displays, the fantastic static displays, souvenirs and simulators. But the family fun doesn’t end there, new features to Wings Over Illawarra in 2018 will be world class freestyle motocross displays throughout the day and a massive carnival with rides for young and old, all included in the entry ticket price. There is no better way to spend an unforgettable day with family and friends!! Gates open 9:00 am - 5:00 pmAirshow 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Werri Slash

04/05/2019 - 05/05/2019 @ 10:00 AM – 10:00 AM Gerringong NSW

An annual Surf Competition hosted by Werri Boardriders.Divisions include Open Mens, Open Womens, Senior Mens, Junior U/19 Boys, Cadet U/16 Girls and Cadet U/14 Boys.

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High Tea @ Mercure Resort Gerringong

06/04/2019 - 04/01/2020 @ 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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Woven Wearables Workshop

04/05/2019 @ 10:00 AM – 03:00 PM Kiama NSW

This one day workshop with Lissa Jane De Sailles will give participants a chance to explore a number of basketry techniques that can be used to make beautiful 'woven wearables'.  We will experiment with twining, knotting, braiding, looping and cordage making techniques and how to embellish by incorporating beads, found objects and upcycled materials.   Please bring: earring hooks, waxed linen thread, seed beads with large holes, deconstructed necklaces, chenille needles size 18/22, crochet hooks 1.75, 2.50, wire and found objects (such as shells, stones, seeds, pods).  Also linen yarn, hemp, sari thread, paper string, PVA glue, fabric scraps - silk or stretch, small scissors, notepad and pen.  Its time to raid your cupboards and gather all those pieces you've had lying around, and make some funky sustainable jewellery pieces in this fun workshops with Lissa! To book or for further information, please email or call Rhonda  Cost $150.00

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Kiama Arts Trail

06/04/2019 - 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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Gerringong Music Club presents EROS Big Band

05/05/2019 @ From 02:00 PM Gerringong NSW

Seventeen piece Illawarra Big Band playing swing favourites from the 40's and 50's and beyond. Tickets $25 at the door (doors open at 1.30pm) Free for members, children and students.  Afternoon tea provided. 

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Music in the Park

05/05/2019 @ 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM Kiama NSW

Music in the Park is a free, family friendly, community monthly event, funded by Kiama Council and organised by Kiama Jazz and Blues Club.  Held in Hindmarsh Park, Kiama on the first Sunday of the month between May and Nov (inclusive) between 1.00pm and 4.00pm, Music in the Park is an afternoon of music fun in the sun. Bring a picnic, bring the kids, bring a friend and see a line up of Kiama based musicians sharing their talents within their our local community. May 2019 line up: Giles Robinson; acoustic guitar, soulful ballads and lively pop. An impressive, emerging talent. Rose in Hand; a quirky and unique hybrid of pop, blues, jazz and rock. Perhaps a little burlesque too! Guitar and vocals. Boyzenberry; lively, swinging, 6 piece. Think 60's,70's, 80's rock favourites with a touch of funk and blues. Most entertaining! Care to dance?Please note this event is weather dependent and may be cancelled due to rain or extreme weather events.

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Kiama Conversation Hour: Birds in the Backyard

09/05/2019 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Kiama NSW

Do you want to know how to plan your garden so more native birds visit your backyard? Join Dr Holly Parsons from BirdLife Australia to learn about how to identify the birds in your yard, participate in citizen science to help bird conservation in our urban spaces, and create spaces for birds in our gardens. Dr Parsons is a Program Co-Manager from BirdLife Australia and has been involved in the Birds in Backyards initiative on and off since it began back in 1999. Holly has a PhD looking at the impact of urbanisation on Superb Fairy-wrens and, while she still loves doing ecological research, has moved into the environmental education field by managing Birds in Backyards and BirdLife Australia’s Urban Bird Program. This free short talk will be held at 10am Thursday 9 May at Kiama Library. Part of the Kiama Conversation Hour program, the talk will be followed by a free morning tea. Bookings are essential, so call the library on (02) 4233 1133.  

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Gerringong Pics and Flicks

10/05/2019 @ From 08:00 PM Gerringong NSW

Pics and Flicks March movie is ‘Breath’ Summary: Simon Baker’s directorial debut is poetic without being pretentious, capturing the natural beauty of the WA coast and the complexity of coming of age   The natural beauty of the film’s coastal, Western Australian settings provides scope for symbolic interpretation. But like Winton’s novel, the film is unpretentiously profound, with a very Australian (and very cinematic) regard for allowing natural beauty to speak for itself. It is the rarest kind of sports movie, in that it will encourage in participants a different, thoroughly thoughtful perspective with which to view their pastime. Breath is a surfer film with soul and gravitas.  Luke Buckmaster, The Guardian, 3rd May 2018 Tickets go on sale at Gerringong Town Hall at 7.20pm with the film starting at 8.00pm. After the film, stay for our Gerringong Pics and Flicks world famous Tea, Coffee and Cakes ($4.00) and take the time to discuss the film or anything else you like in a relaxed social atmosphere. Any questions? Email us at picsandflicks@gmail.com For the movie details of each month, please check either the Gerringong Pics & Flicks Website or you can download our What's On from our website. Membership $10 on the night, or buy a an annual subscription. Annual memberships is only $60. That's 11 movies from date you sign up 10-ticket multi-use cards are only $80 Casual tickets at the door $10 ea. A 10 tickets pass will be available for $80. This not only gives a 25% reduction on the door price but also can be used by more than one person. Bring along a friend or two and they can be covered by your 10 tickets pass. As there has been occasion where the hall has been at full capacity, a small number of seats will now be held for people with annual membership up until 10 minutes prior to the film commencing. After that time, those seats will be sold to casual ticket buyers. Non Members who come early can reserve a seat but only if it has been paid for first. After the film, stay for our Gerringong Pics and Flicks world famous tea, coffee and cakes ($4.00) in a relaxed social atmosphere. Come and join us at the movies!

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For the Wild

10/05/2019 - 15/05/2019 @ 10:00 AM – 03:00 PM Kiama NSW

A group Art Show Fundraising for the Wilderness Society, including Paintings, Photography, Sculpture, Jewellery, Illustration.

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2019 Ocean & Earth NSW Junior Regional Titles - South Coast

11/05/2019 @ 10:00 AM – 10:00 AM Kiama NSW Various Locations

The 2019 Ocean & Earth NSW Junior Regional Titles - South Coast will be held in Kiama on Saturday 11 May. The main event location is Jones Beach, Kiama Downs with a back up locations of Bombo Beach. Event heat draw and schedule will be released on the 1st May 2019. Competitor divisions are from U/12 to U/18 for both boys and girls. The South Coast area includes from Minnamurra River to the Victorian Border. All competitors must be a current member of Surfing NSW. Entries close 7 May, 2019.

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Australian Red Cross Bush Dance

11/05/2019 @ From 07:30 PM Jamberoo NSW

Come and show your support for the Australian Red Cross by kicking up your boots at the Bush Dance event. Taking place at the Jamberoo Youth Hall from 7:30pm.  Tickets Prices: Adults $25 Family $60 Children Under 16 $10 Children Under 5 FREE Entry includes supper. BYO drinks. Prizes for best hat and best costume. Tickets available from Elders Jamberoo - 20 Allowrie Street, 4236 0891.

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High Tea and Fashion Parade

11/05/2019 @ 02:00 PM – 04:00 PM Gerringong NSW

Mothers Day treat! Enjoy a High Tea and Fashion Parade. $30 per ticket includes a glass of bubbles. Tickets available from Cronin's Liquor Proceeds in aid of the Children’s Medical Research Institute For more information contact - Lorraine Peade , Secretary CMRI Gerringong

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Mother's Day at the Art Bar

12/05/2019 @ 12:00 PM – 03:00 PM Kiama NSW

Once a year we pack up the tapas dishes and present a special set-menu lunch for all the beautiful mums in our lives! And this year we are adding Art Bar favourites Michael Dominis (piano) and Zac Lopresti (double bass) to spoil mum with some awesome classic jazz!Menu - Duck liver and brandy pate or a half dozen natural oysters with champagne & sherry eschallots vinaigrette (Vegetarian option: garlic confit mushroom and haloumi salad)Beef Bourguignonne or Golden Cauliflower & Chickpea Stew (served with potato gratin & garlic flatbread)Dark chocolate pot or Spanish almond cake (served with your choice of The Pines gelato)$60 per person including a glass of sparkling for mum.A special kids menu of Bruce's chicken skewers with roasted crispy potatoes and flat bread is available to children under 12 for $20 per personBook now!

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Art In The Park

14/04/2019 - 09/02/2020 @ 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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Make a Wish Trivia Night

17/05/2019 @ From 06:30 PM Kiama NSW

Come along and enjoy a fun filled night of trivia, games, raffles and a silent auction all while raising money for Make A Wish Australia. Through donations raised, fundraising events held in the community, and national campaigns with partners such as Blackmores, the Blooms The Chemist community have raised over $450,000, helping to bring to life the wishes of more than 45 really sick kids. Help us to continue these efforts by joining us for what will undoubtedly be a great night of trivia fun. Finger food will be provided on the night and no one will walk away empty handed with the number of prizes and goodies on offer throughout the event. Why not get a group of family and friends together and purchase a table. We can't wait to see you there! General Admission $25; Table of 12 $250.

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2019 Australian Open FootGolf Series

17/05/2019 - 19/05/2019 @ Friday - 12:30pm, Saturday - 12:30pm, Sunday - 6:45am Jamberoo NSW

The 2019 Australian Open FootGolf Series at Jamberoo Golf Club runs over multiple days as a part of the 14 Stage World Tour in Australia. The competition is open to all players, however players registered as FootGolf Australia + World Ranking members will be eligible to qualify and represent Australia in the 2019 Asia Cup at Horizons Golf Resort and the 2020 FIFG FootGolf World Cup.Schedule:Friday - from 12:30pm (Practice Day)Saturday - from 12:30pmSunday - from 6:45am

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Kiama Readers Festival Dinner with Jessica Rowe

18/05/2019 @ 06:30 PM – 09:30 PM Kiama NSW

The Friends of Kiama Library are proud to host this year’s Kiama Readers Festival Dinner on 18 May at the Kiama Pavilion, with special guest speaker Jessica Rowe.In her new book, Diary of a Crap Housewife, Jessica reminds us what’s really important when it comes to mothering and family. She writes about the real-life messes, hiccups, disasters and bad meals that many of us dish up and deal with every day. Forget perfection – Jess says it’s time to reset the bar and focus instead on being kind, loving, smart and funny. More information on ticketing and bookings will be available shortly. 

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Gerringong Village Markets

16/03/2019 - 31/12/2019 @ 08:30 AM – 01:30 PM Gerringong NSW

Gerringong Village Markets held on the 3rd Saturday of every month 8.30am - 1.30pm inside the Town Hall & neighbouring Old School Park, Fern Street, Gerringong.Organised by the Rotary Club there is a great variety of market stalls as well as hot food and coffee & something of interest for all ages.Rotary supporting our local community! A quality and social community local event.  Look forward to seeing you there. Visit Website for more information.

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Kiama Stingray Show

27/01/2019 - 19/01/2020 @ 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM Kiama NSW

Come along to the String Ray show  on the 3rd Sunday morning of each month  in conjunction with Kiama Seaside Markets  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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Kiama Seaside Markets

17/03/2019 - 16/02/2020 @ 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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May Gibbs Travelling Exhibition @ Kiama Library

24/05/2019 - 07/06/2019 @ From 10:30 AM Kiama NSW

It's 100 years since May Gibbs' adorable characters found their way into the homes and hearts of Australians, and Kiama Library is celebrating with a travelling display from the State Library of NSW featuring May Gibbs' iconic artwork.  Come along to the library between May 24 - June 7 to learn about the artist and her stories.   We will also be having special May Gibbs themed story times on May 29 at Kiama and June 6 at Gerringong (both at 10.30am).

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Kiama Makers & Growers Market

25/05/2019 - 04/07/2020 @ 09:00 AM – 02:00 PM Kiama NSW

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 3PM

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Jamberoo Village Market

27/01/2019 - 30/06/2019 @ 09:00 AM – 02:00 PM Jamberoo NSW

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 bric-a-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 a customer, a visitor or a participant. Contact Vivienne on 0402 101 343 for enquiries on becoming part of the fun.

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Artist Gathering

30/05/2019 @ 05:30 PM – 07:00 PM Kiama NSW

Artist Gathering - A get together for all creatives! $10.00 cash payment at the event, covers finger food. Drinks at the bar additional.

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