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.

Colour is Key

17/06/2019 - 07/07/2019 @ 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM Gerringong NSW

Details Artwork by Daniela Cristallo, Susan Davies, Nicole Foxall, Libby Mewing, Alexandra Plim, Trenton Shipley, Sally Stokes & Susan Trigg Open: Thursday & Friday 10am to 5pm           Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm. Other days by appointment. Fern Street Gallery is proud to present ‘Colour is Key’, a group exhibition by a select group of well-respected artists. Colour is the common theme that draws these artists together. They interpret life and nature in their own unique ways, yet their rich use of colours is a common theme. Meet the Artists Saturday 29 June at 2pm

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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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Gerringong Pics and Flicks

05/07/2019 @ From 07:30 PM Gerringong NSW

Picks and Flicks July movie is 'Shoplifters'.  Summary:  Shoplifters is a brilliant Dickensian tale for a modern age. A triumph at Cannes earlier this year, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s film is a quietly devastating drama about a family living on the edges of Japanese society. It is warm, heart-felt and engrossing with an unexpected twist in its tail. 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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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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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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The Big Swing

06/07/2019 @ From 07:00 PM Kiama NSW

For a great night out with friends at the Kiama Pavillion Norfolk room. Start your evening listening to the beautiful singing of Katandra Womens A Cappella and then dance away to the fabulous music of the ’16 piece’ Village Big Band on a spacious central dance floor! A delicious supper with coffee/tea and sweet treats is included in the $35 ticket price. BYO drinks. Book a few tickets or a table (10 - 14). All proceeds in support of The Childrens Medical Research Institute.

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Remembering Charmian Clift : Nadia Wheatley and Panel

06/07/2019 @ 02:30 PM – 03:30 PM Kiama NSW

The Friends of Kiama Library, the Kiama and District Historical Society and Kiama Library are commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of Charmian Clift - one of Kiama's, and indeed Australia's, most legendary writers - with a talk presented by Charmian's biographer, Nadia Wheatley, followed by a discussion panel featuring commentators Richard Walsh, Graham Tucker and Boni Maywald.  Charmian Clift was a unique Australian talent – a naturally gifted writer with incredible charm, she rose from a working-class background to become a much-loved writer in Australia and abroad. Born in Kiama in 1923, Charmian went on to become a prize-winning travel and fiction writer, literary collaborator with her husband George Johnston, and one of the most influential newspaper columnists in Australia in the 1960s, shaping the opinions of thousands of readers. When she died, many felt as though they had lost a personal friend.  Our speaker, Nadia Wheatley, is herself a prolific and successful Australian writer whose work includes novels, biographies, histories and also children's books. Her biography The Life and Myth of Charmian Clift was described by one critic as 'one of the greatest Australian biographies' and won the NSW Premier's Award for Australian History. Our esteemed panel commentators will add their own insights from their personal experiences and deep interest in various aspects of Charmian’s life.  The event will be held at Kiama Library on Saturday 6 July at 2.30 pm. Tickets are $10, which includes a light afternoon tea and free entry to the museum exhibition at the Pilot's Cottage throughout the weekend, which has an excellent display recording her life and work. The Library will also be launching its new ‘Remembering Charmian Clift’ self-guided walking tour app at the event, which highlight locations around Kiama that influenced her work and played an important role in Charmian’s life.  For more information, visit our website www.kiama.nsw.gov.au/library or call us on (02) 4233 1133.

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Music in the Park

07/07/2019 @ 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 until 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. Please note this event is weather dependent and may be cancelled due to rain or extreme weather events.

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Lego Building Workshop @ Kiama Golf Club

08/07/2019 @ 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Kiama Downs NSW

Kiama Golf Club is hosting a number of kids workshops in the July school holidays. The fun starts with a Lego Building Workshop on Monday 8 July from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Tickets are $25 and include fun games and competitions. Numbers are limited per workshop, with tickets available from reception. Payment is required in advance to secure the spot.  

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William Patino Ultimate Seascape Photography Workshop

11/07/2019 - 13/07/2019 @ 10:00 AM – 10:00 AM Kiama NSW

A 2-night, 3-day photography workshop exploring the great seascape locations along the Kiama surrounds on the NSW South Coast. With accomodation in Kiama, we will be photographing Bombo Quarry, Minnamurra Headland and Cathedral Rocks, as well as other various locations I’ve discovered over the years. During this workshop, we will be shooting all the sunrise and sunsets as well as the stars if the skies are clear. On top of this, conference rooms have been booked to develop your skills in Photoshop where I’ll share my own unique post-processing techniques. Pre-planning a shoot, working in low light, wave action, composition, long exposures, focus stacking, exposure blending, panoramas, hand-held photography and much more will be covered. My photography journey began by the sea, with all of these places being my local stomping ground where I was able to create some of my most iconic images. I know them like the back of my hand and I look forward to sharing them with you!

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Winter Art Exhibition

11/07/2019 - 17/07/2019 @ 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM Kiama NSW

Stella's Little Art Gallery presents one of a kind paintings.Specialising in oil, acrylic and resin; pouring and water colours.Large variety of stylesCome and have a look, there is something for everyone.

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Skatefest Kiama

12/07/2019 - 14/07/2019 @ 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM Kiama NSW

Skatefest Kiama is a celebration of skateboarding in New South Wales highlighting the wonderful assets of the Kiama region. The festival is run in collaboration with Destination Kiama, Australian Skateboarding Federation, Australian Skateboarding Community Initiative, Olliesonny, Bluntside skatepark series, Gerringong Surf School and more. Skateboarding has needed a showcase event to support the many cultures and aspects of skateboarding and Skatefest Kiama is the place for this! The event will span three days and include coaching programs, shops, demonstrations, contests, games of skate, music and so much more! Skatefest Kiama will feature: Street contents with the top skater from each division qualifying for state competition Coaching programs and demonstrations including the top NSW skateboarders and programs aimed at women skateboarders Vendor stalls demonstrating and selling the latest equipment and merchandise  Accommodation deals, sponsors and the full schedule will be released soon.

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I3 Presents Xanthe Mallett & Jan Fran, on stage in conversation about all things True Crime & Psychopaths.

12/07/2019 @ 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM KKiama NSW

Join us for the second event in the Institute of Interesting Ideas Winter Series, Kiama. Xanthe Mallett, a forensic anthropologist & criminologist on stage with Jan Fran, journalist & presenter, in conversation about all things True Crime & Psychopaths. This will be followed by a meet & greet and book signing. Why The World Needs Psychopaths, and why we’re all obsessed with True Crime. Did you binge on Dirty John? Stay up all night listening to Serial? Call your friends to discuss Teacher’s Pet? Are you, like us, a True Crime tragic? Forensic Anthropolgost Xanthe Mallett will answer all your questions about the nature of psychopaths, why the world actually needs them, how to spot them, and why most of them won’t try to kill you. Tickets available here.

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Fern Street Gallery - Mixed Media Workshop

13/07/2019 @ 10:00 AM – 03:00 PM Gerringong NSW Fern Street Gallery Workshop Space

Join artist Gitte Backhausen for a journey into mixed media and colourful abstraction.  Relax with like minded creatives whilst learning new techniques.  Go home with new inspiration and your own unique artwork.Are you a beginner or an artist wishing to expand your horizon and explore a new approach in your creative practice? Come along and explore mixed media art and get a playful insight into abstraction with a multi art prize finalist. Relax and enjoy a fun and experimental day of creating in an encouraging and supportive environment. You will go home with your own unique mixed media artwork and new inspiration to enrich your art. Supplies: Includes all materials. Feel free to bring your own favourite paints, pencils and tools as well as surfaces to work on (canvas, boards, paper) if you wish. We will break for lunch around midday for 45 minutes. You can either bring your own lunch (we have a fridge) or pop out to one of our local cafe’s in Gerringong. Suitable for beginners & artist wishing to explore new approaches to their art. Cost: $ 175 including all materials Book 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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T-shirt Painting Workshop @ Kiama Golf Club

15/07/2019 @ 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Kiama Downs NSW

The Kiama Golf Club is hosting a number of kids’ workshops in the July school holidays.  Kids can release their inner fashion designer as they create their own t-shirt design at the T-shirt Painting Workshop on Monday 15 July from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Tickets are $25 with t-shirt supplied.  Numbers are limited per workshop, with tickets available from reception. Payment is required in advance to secure the spot.  

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Pizza Making Workshop @ Kiama Golf Club

18/07/2019 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Kiama Downs NSW

Kiama Golf Club is hosting a number of kids’ workshops in the July school holidays.  Join in for some cooking fun at the Pizza Making Workshop on Thursday 18 July from 10.30am to 12pm. Tickets are $20 with Chef's Hat and Apron supplied.  Numbers are limited per workshop, with tickets available from reception. Payment is required in advance to secure the spot.  

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I3 Presents David Gillespie in Conversation with Maggie Dent - Raising Teens in the Digital Age

19/07/2019 @ 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM Kiama NSW

Being a teenager has always been challenging, across every generation throughout history – but the digital age has added fuel to the hormone laden fire. Who better to guide parents through these tricky years than Maggie Dent & David Gillespie. Bring your questions, they’ve got the answers. The conversation will be followed by an intimate meet & greet with David and Maggie and a book signing for both their books. Tickets are available here.

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Jamberoo Music Festival

20/07/2019 @ 08:00 AM – 12:00 AM Jamberoo NSW

The Jamberoo Music Festival is on again, with over 100 musicians at 4 intimate venues, the Jamberoo Music Festival delivers a collection of Australia’s finest Blues, Roots, Folk, Rock and Indi Musicians at a boutique festival in the picturesque town of Jamberoo. The festival program can be found by clicking here. A community driven event complete with top quality market stalls, street performers, busking competition and of course, amazing local and national talent. Something for all the family! Tickets available now from the Kiama Visitor Information Centre at Blowhole Point, Ph: 02 4232 3322. Local businesses that are interested in partnering with the festival, there are many cooperative opportunities available, click here for more detail. Facebook: @JamberooMusicFestival

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Resin Jewellery Design at Jamberoo Music Festival

20/07/2019 @ 10:00 AM – 01:00 PM Jamberoo NSW This event is running as a part of the Jamberoo Music Festival.

Join Kiama Art Workshops at the Jamberoo Music Festival and treat yourself to a Resin Jewellery Workshop. You will get to make some fabulous Resin Designs including rings, bangles, pendants and small tealight bowls and more! Australia's leading Resin Jewellery Designer Jodie Banasik from Button Up Designs will be teaching this class. Jodie has loads of experience and expertise and her workshops are always fun, with everyone leaving with some fantastic designs!Tickets are available here.

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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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Ukulele Workshop for Beginners at Jamberoo Music Festival

20/07/2019 @ 02:00 PM – 02:45 PM Jamberoo NSW

The Ukulele is a fun and easy instrument to play and in this workshop you will learn how. Ukuleles are provided where necessary and techniques taught based on a simple three chord structure. Each chord is colour coded with red, yellow and green dots. If you already know how to play you can have a refresher and learn more about strumming and songs with the three chords. Tickets are available here.

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Workshop with Ken Tucker

20/07/2019 - 21/07/2019 @ 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM Kiama NSW

Two days of painting fun and inspiration with our prize- winning KAS member, Ken Tucker. Suitable for both beginners and more advanced artists. Ken is in great demand as a teacher, so we are very lucky that he can fit us into his busy schedule again this year.Day 1: Abstract mixed media on watercolour paper 600 gsm (A2 size)Day 2: Acrylic on Canvas – 80x80cms.  Land or seascape Cost: Members $180,  Non- members $200  To Register: Please email Helen Pain

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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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Fern Street Gallery - Workshop Get out of your Mind and into your Art

23/07/2019 @ 10:00 AM – 03:00 PM Gerringong NSW Fern Street Gallery Workshop Space

Get Out of your Mind and Into Your Art.Do you feel stuck creatively? Would you like to paint from your heart rather than your head? Have you always wanted to explore abstract painting and mark making, but not sure where to start? Then this workshop is for you. In this one-day workshop, we will explore the psychological blockers to the creative process and how you can respond to these to get into your creative flow. We will be working with drawing, painting and mixed media techniques. You will learn strategies to free yourself up so you can create from your heart instead of your mind. ONLY six participants in this workshop. Plenty of time for individual guidance. Book Early to secure your spot!  Supplies: All materials for this workshop are included, but you are welcome to bring your favourite tools and materials. We will break for lunch around midday. You can either bring your own lunch (we have a fridge) or purchase lunch at one of the lovely Gerringong cafe’s nearby. Level: Anyone stuck creatively or wanting to loosen up their style and explore free abstract expression. Cost: $185 All Materials Included. ONLY 6 spots available for this workshop! Book Now

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I3 Presents Lofty Fulton - Turning Brokenness into Breakthroughs

26/07/2019 @ 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM Kiama NSW

Join Lofty for an inspiring story of collusion of light and shade; a reflection on what it means to be human, to search for meaning and purpose. From brokenness to breakthrough, Lofty has slayed many of his inner demons, rising to become one of Australia’s most sought after and recognisable voices. The conversation will be followed by an intimate meet & greet with Lofty and a book signing for “Lofty: My Life In Short”. Tickets available here.

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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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