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Festival Dancers

Knox Festival Fever!

Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 March 2019
Wally Tew Reserve, Brenock Park Drive, Ferntree Gully
Saturday & Sunday: 10am to 5pm both days
Saturday Twilight Program: Amusement rides, live music and food trucks open until 8pm

Free Entry!

Celebrating diversity and community life in Knox

Knox Festival is a free community festival with plenty of fun for all ages and abilities, from community and market stalls, delicious food trucks, all day stage entertainment, free children’s activities, through to thrilling rides and loads of free fun for the whole family.

Knox Festival Program Highlights

  • Food Truck Hub with all your favourite food trucks and cultural delights!
  • Amusement Rides offering the classic carnival favourites and some thrilling adrenaline pumped rides
  • Kid’s Fun Hub featuring free inflatable and active attractions, games, cooking, workshops and vibrant stage entertainment
  • High Energy Hub get your game on here with BMX tricks, basketball shoot outs and adrenaline filled fun
  • Youth Hub where you can expect games, giveaways and youth-lead activities
  • Global Kitchen featuring dishes from around the world, prepared by local cultural groups and master cooks, with lots a free taste testing!
  • Creative Arts Hubs:

- Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre – free arts and crafts play
- Playground Weaving Web – a remarkable maze of threads to explore and help build
- Primary Schools Banner Competition – where you can be the judge!
- ‘Life in a Jar’ Secondary Schools Arts Installation, where diversity is explored in miniature

  • Massive ‘Lost Island’ Sandpit - in the heart of the site where pirates, treasure, mermaids and magical wonder will be found!
  • Sporting Hub where local sports clubs offer fun challenges and the annual Knox Gift sprint race, registrations open soon on the Knox Festival webpage.
  • Water Play Hub where the much loved CFA firetrucks, firehose play and water fun will cool off the heat - be prepared to get wet!
  • Circus Arts Hub with the amazing Ruccis crew showcasing their talent and sharing their art from with playful workshops
  • Market Stalls with all your favourite home grown goodies, arts, crafts, clothes and trinkets
  • Knox Community Sites capturing the spirit of Knox’s many and varied community groups, services and clubs, with loads of interactive activities and give-aways
  • Medieval Village where you can step back in time to the 14th century for medieval games, costumes, photo booth and medieval kitchen cook-ups
  • Community Stage bursting with talent from outstanding local bands, cultural performers, vocalists, dancers and comedic theatre, a fabulous mash up of all our best local talent!
  • Canopy Stage celebrating some remarkable local and regional artists with an indie vibe by day
  • Saturday Evening Twilight Program 5pm – 8pm
  • Join us as the sun sets over Knox, where the amusement rides, food trucks and live music kicks on, so get your dancing shoes on and enjoy some big ride thrills, burgers, burrito’s and bouncy beats!

Accessibility

Knox Festival aims to provide an accessible experience for all patrons by including:

  • Event access information and support at the Event Info Hub
  • Accessible amenities on site near the Pavilion
  • Accessible Chill Out Space at Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre and Library
  • Event Access Key to enable a planned event day for those seeking a calm event day
  • Accessible pathways for mobility assisted patrons

Find out how to get to Knox Festival with easy parking, drop off and public transport tips
Download the Stage Program and Event Map and check out info on all the rides!

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