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Sport. Music. Art. Food. Culture.

There are so many (yes, so many!) events happening along the Grand Pacific Drive every week. From festivals to sporting events, concerts, high teas, shows, race days and more. 

Use the Events Finder below to see what's happening while you're travelling the Drive and be sure to include an event in your itinerary. 

Events Finder


Feast of the Beast

19 June 21Greenhills Road

Celebrate the end of Winter and welcome Spring at their annual Feast of the Beast so get your outfit ready for a night in the forest. They weave in Pagan, Celtic and Nordic celebrations into their own local Highland dinner with spit roasts, roaring fires and mulled wine. Expect a Highland Burn Ceremony to say thanks to nature and ask for a good harvest in Spring. The menu is designed around a whole beast cooked slowly with fire so get ready for a seasonal culinary adventure with local wines, storytelling, fire-side music and revelry as we bring to life our own local Highland ritual. Expect a forest feast with Celtic, Nordic and Highland history, woven in. Rug up for dinner cooked by fire to warm your heart, music and tales told by creatives as the days shorten and nights grow cold and misty. Prizes for ‘Best in Feast’ attire so get your costume ready. This is a kid-friendly event. Feast of the Beast is part of the Highland Harvest Feast Series. They work with local producers and farmers and only serve free-range pigs and lambs who have lived a full life on local properties where sustainable and ethical farming is practised.


Impermanence

19 June 2142 Bridge Rd

A visceral and thrilling exploration of the juxtaposition of beauty and devastation, Sydney Dance Company’s full-length work, Impermanence is Sydney Dance Company Artistic Director, Rafael Bonachela’s newest creation. Contemporary composer, Bryce Dessner has composed a new score full of emotional power. Best known as a founder of American rock band The National and for his film scores for The Revenant and The Two Popes, Dessner was initially inspired by the tragedy of the Australian bush fires and the Notre-Dame fire in Paris. With this score recorded by the Australian String Quartet, and the full might of Sydney Dance Company’s ensemble, this is an epic, driven performance that packs an emotional punch. Join Sydney Dance Company in their return to the stage and from devastation, find energy, urgency, radiance and hope.


IGNITE - Kiama Winter Festival

19 June 2130 Shoalhaven Street

Come with us and celebrate winter in the best way possible - through fire, rhythm & feast! Showcasing the magnificent Kiama foreshore and taking place in the lead up to the shortest day of the year the Winter Solstice (and the countdown back to summer), the festival is for one day only. Experience a dynamic rhythm show by Junkyard Beats, a visit from Lolo Lovina the Gypsy Caravan, aerial circus performers and so much more! Stay warm with fire cooking demonstrations, arts and cultural sensory experiences, indigenous displays and tastings, roving fire entertainment, live music and workshops. The Kiama Harbour will then come alive with an impressive fireworks display at 7:30pm. IGNITE – Kiama Winter Festival is a celebration of our vibrant community, bring along your family and friends for an unforgettably wonderful time! Brought to you by Destination Kiama, Kiama Municipal Council, and in conjunction with Kiama Business Chamber.


Illawarra International Day of Yoga at Govinda Valley

19 June 2151 Lady Carrington Road

Come along for the International Day of Yoga Celebrations hosted by Govinda Valley Retreat. A fundraiser with all proceeds going towards supporting Domestic Violence Survivors within our community. Tickets are AUD95 and include: - Delicious vegan Breakfast and Lunch - 108 sun salutations - Trauma Informed Yoga - Workshops - Vedic Astrology - Kirtan and Sound healing - Yoga Expo - Silent Auctions - Great prizes This will be such a fun day out with all proceeds going towards a very worthy cause. For tickets visit the link provided. For more information, please don't hesitate to call or email on the contact details provided.


‘Through the Lens’ Photography Exhibition

19 June 21Corner Cliff Road and Harbour Street

Local photographers’ & videographers’ works are on display, showing a wide range of genres and styles. Opening times are 8am-4pm Saturday & 8am-3pm Sunday. Entry is free. Pop in for a look and a chat! Just across the road from Wollongong Harbour.


24th Ace of Clubs

20 June 21173 Arthur Kaine Drive

Played at four of the finest clubs on the NSW South Coast, Eden, Bega, Tura Beach and here at Pambula Merimbula Golf Club Highly regarded for its friendly atmosphere and professional organisation the tournament has encouraged many return visits from golfers, some having participated for more than 20 years. The 2021 Ace of Clubs comprises Men's and Ladies Individual Stableford Competition held over 4 courses.


Jewellery Making Workshop: Stone Set Ring

20 June 214 Louisa St

Make a statement with this stone set ring on your finger! Throughout this one-day jewellery making class, you will create a bezel set stone ring. You choose the stone and the band you want so that you walk away with a piece that shows the world who you are and your amazing new skills! This workshop is great for those who have a little experience in jewellery or working with their hands or for those who have a can-do attitude! Guided by Corinne, you will be guided through all the steps to create this unique piece. What's included: - Stone of your choice. - Recycled sterling silver for the band, back and bezel. - Tea, coffee and a light platter of snacks. The day will have a 15-minute break and a 45-minute lunch break. These are not set times as we will need to complete certain steps before each break so plan accordingly.


Candle Making Workshop

20 June 21374 Lawrence Hargrave Drive

Join Anna, owner of Noel and Gladys as she takes you through one of her past times - making candles. Using soy wax Anna will teach you the basics of making candles and show you how to blend your own essential oils to scent your candle. Anna believes that candles add to the dimension of a space-enhancing the sensory experience through smell, combine this with a unique vessel makes for a beautiful yet functional object. What's Included Demonstration and materials to make a large soy wax candle. Essential oils to blend signature scents of your own, choosing from Anna's essential oil collection. Ceramic Stoneware Cup. We’ll also have organic tea brewing, cakes by local cafes and great conversation on repeat. Once you’ve secured your spot they’ll be in touch closer to the date to provide any further info, in the meantime browse their Workshop FAQ's for answers to those niggling questions and our T's & C's.


Babies Proms – Four Strings Four Seasons

20 June 21Crown St &, Kembla St

Presented by The Music Lounge and Clear Strings A string ensemble sails through the seasons! Discover what it would be like to experience four seasons in one day as accomplished local ensemble Clear Strings perform Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Your family will be introduced to one of the most brilliant composers in musical history – Antonio Vivaldi, and his captivating work will be presented in a fun and engaging experience for all. Experience the thrills (and chills) of Winter, listen out for the twittering of bird song of Spring, feel the baking hot days and afternoon thunderstorms of Summer, and the join in the joy of the Autumn harvest. Listen to the sounds of nature that are all around us, in this educational live music performance! Babies Proms is a captivating music experience for children aged 6 months to 8 years, but suitable for all ages. Delve into the world of string instruments and the delightful music they create with some classical melodies and tunes familiar to TV, movies and more! Presented in a fun and engaging environment, learn how the string family come together to make magic and bring different thoughts, emotions and stories to life.


Celebration of Youth - Burradoo

20 June 2111 Charlotte St

Steel City Strings biennial youth program returns in 2021 showcasing some of the region’s most talented young musicians. Hana Lee winner of the recent Concerto Competition of the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music will play a movement of the Mozart Violin Concerto in A Major and Tomas Phillips will play a movement from the achingly beautiful Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the orchestra that includes a number of young players. Young violinist Elliot Winn will be playing some Bach and Vivaldi duets with Artistic Director Kyle Little and vocalist Daisy Pring (featured artist in the NSW School Spectacular last year) brings her contemporary style to the program with special arrangements by composer John Spence of the Wollongong Con. This year the orchestra held a Composition Competition, and the winner was “Recovery” by 17-year-old Western Sydney composer Adriel Sukumar who earns the $1000 prize and the opportunity to have his work performed in our concerts. His composition was inspired by recent disasters and the pandemic still raging across parts of the world. He is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and one of eight winners of Artology’s Fanfare Competition last year. Artistic Director Kyle Little says it is really pleasing to see such promising young performers featured in this year’s program. “It is important for us to continue to provide performance opportunities for emerging artists in our region” he said.


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