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The BIG Sleepover


Pitch a tent, roll out a swag or flatten out some cardboard because after Twilight Cinema and Fireworks we’re offering the first 100 happy campers the chance to ‘Sleepover’ on the oval at the Wally Tew Reserve.

Have a sleepover in the heart of Knox and then wake up to a FREE breakfast, a FREE Fairground and a day of full-on FUN with FREE entry to the Knox Festival!

The BIG Sleepover will happen on Saturday 5 March and is an opportunity for the Knox community to come out and support the efforts of UnitingCare Harrison, a local organisation that is doing amazing things to support local people in need of emergency accommodation and those dealing with homelessness.

All money raised from this event will help the UnitingCare Harrison work with families in crisis experiencing homelessness.

Event Details

By registering for the BIG Sleepover, not only will you get to enjoy the music, performance, Box Trolls movie and fireworks during the Twilight Cinema program (5pm – 9:30pm), but afterwards there will also be some night time games along with some hot drinks to warm you up.

You can choose to spend the night in your own tent or sleep it rough under the stars in a communal area, just throw your sleeping bag on the cardboard floor and enjoy the night time view of the stars!

In the morning you will be treated to a free breakfast and then will have an hour’s free access to selected rides at the fairground from 9am before the Knox Festival opens at 10am (oh, did we mention you also get free access to the Knox Festival Sunday? Well you do!).

The event is drug and alcohol free and all minors will require supervision from a parent / guardian.

  • Where: Wally Tew Reserve, Ferntree Gully
  • When: Saturday 5 March 2016
  • Time: 1pm onwards
  • Cost: FREE!

Here's what you do:

2. Pack your gear: tent, chairs, tables, sleeping bags...
3. Arrive to ‘peg in’ and claim your spot between 2pm and 5pm on Saturday 5 March.
4. Kick back and enjoy the show at the Twilight Cinema!
5. Hit the hay.
6. Wake up to a FREE breakfast.
7. Go and enjoy the FREE Fairground.
8. Hit the Knox Festival... AGAIN!

Special thanks to our partner UnitingCare Harrison

Uniting Care Harrison

The BIG Sleepover couldn't happen without them!

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