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Event Dates: 19 Jun 2021

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IGINTE your senses, imagination and tastebuds as Kiama’s IGNITE Winter Festival brings fire, rhythm and feasting to Kiama with fire shows, cultural demonstrations, live music, hands on workshops, circus performances and delicious eats, before an impressive Kiama Leagues Club FIREWORKS display at 7.30pm lighting up the night sky.

A free event where you can rug up and chill out, enjoying a full afternoon of entertainment for the whole family on the beautiful Kiama foreshore.

The free entertainment will be spread across Old School Flat, in three main areas: On the Green, The Main Stage and Eat Street. Exclusive areas (The Workshop & The Long Table Dinner) will also be available via ticket purchase.

On the Green

Opening with a smoking ceremony and Welcome to Country conducted by local elder, Aunty Joyce Donovan, culture and connection form the cornerstones of this event. The Sydney 2000 Olympic Games opening ceremony performers, Doonooch Dance Company will perform, whilst dynamic rhythm shows and jungle drums by Junkyard Beats will heighten your senses and get you toe tapping.

Enjoy pop up performances by virtuosic Gypsy world music fusion band Lolo Lovina (‘Red Beer’) as they bring an intoxicating brew infused with Unza, Swing and Balkan Gypsy beats from their very own caravan.

The Main Stage

Kiama’s very own Kiki Bittovabitch will emcee the event, while the BIG4 Easts Beach aerial performances and circus fun will enthral you. Stick around for the after dark fun for the Kiama Holiday Parks Fire & Glow Show.

Book your spot at The Workshop for rhythmic drumming and ceramic tea light workshops, or donate your face as a canvas for some neon art or hair braiding.

The Lost Fire Bender

Head to the HQ tent and test your skills with the ultimate breakout puzzle by following the steps of the lost fire-bender monk, deciphering clues across the event that incorporate the elements air, water, fire, earth… and dragons to unlock the hidden temple. A game developed by Izabella Venter from Terra Gallery and executed to highest degree.

Eat Street

Shoalhaven Street will be closed for the event creating a dedicated Eat Street where you can savour fire inspired menus from around the world.

Festival Bar

The Festival will be a licenced event with Coal Coast Brewing and Indi and The Bee offering a full bar service that has all of your normal favourites, as well as winter themed cocktails espresso martinis, Irish coffees and a delicious mulled wine.

Long Table Dinner

**SORRY – now sold out** For something extra special, book the VIP long table dining experience, with Chef, Brendan Cato from The Farmed Table as he serves up a four course fire-based menu on a long table, taking in the clear winter sky with exclusive view to all entertainment and fireworks.

IGNITE – Kiama Winter Festival is a celebration of our vibrant community, so bring along your family and friends to experience an unforgettable South Coast winter.

  • Free and family friendly
  • Exclusive VIP tickets available
  • Full event details at:  eventcreate.com/e/ignitekiama
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COVID Safety

With public health and audience safety of paramount concern, much planning has gone into ensuring that IGNITE Kiama Winter Festival is a COVID-safe environment.

Brought to you by Destination Kiama, Kiama Municipal Council, and in conjunction with Kiama Business Chamber. This is a COVID Safe Event.


Accessibility

Actively welcomes people with access needs.


Facilities

  • Bar
  • Family Friendly
  • Parents Room
  • Pop Up Wine Bar
  • Public Toilet