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Thanks for your patience over the next few weeks while we clean up fallen trees after the recent storms. Find out more about free storm related waste drop offs at the Knox Transfer Station and extra bin collections.

Knox Festival

Knox Festival is a free community event which invites the people of Knox to come together and celebrate community life. This year we are celebrating with the theme 'Vibrant Community'.
Two stilt walkers dressed as colourful lady bugs at Knox Festival

Knox Festival is a free community event welcoming locals to come together and celebrate community life.

This much loved event will return on Saturday 2 March 2024 from 10am to 10pm at Wally Tew Reserve, Ferntree Gully.

Daytime Program (10am to 5pm) - featuring arts and outdoor play, sports, food trucks, community stalls, live performances, amusement rides and activities for the whole family.

Extended Twilight Program (5pm to 10pm) - featuring live music, amusement rides, food trucks and fireworks finale.

FREE entry.

Knox Festival is an all ages, family friendly, alcohol/ drug/ smoke/ vape free event.

Please leave your pets at home, however guide dogs and companion dogs are welcome.

Visit the Knox Festival page for more information.


Global Kitchen Program (cooking demonstrations):

11 am - Prosperity Toss Salad - Knox Chinese Elderly Club
12 pm - Home-made Gnocchi - The Food Affectionist
1 pm - Lamb Curry - Tasty Az
2 pm - Sri Lankan Chicken - Miris Products
3 pm - Pork Belly Burnt Ends with Peach Tea Glaze - The Smoke Pit
4 pm -  Sticky Spanish Chicken and Rise - The Basin Backyard
5 pm - Seafood Paella - Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place

Canopy Stage Program:

10:15am - Knox Factor (juniors)
11am - Bethany Fisher - Kids show
11:45am - Knox Factor (seniors)
12:30pm - St Joseph's College
2pm - Djembe Drumming performance
3:30pm - Wasteman Band
4:45 pm - The Hollow Majors
6pm - Indigenous Outreach Program Hip Hop Show
7:15pm - CJ Commerford
8:15pm - Groove Runner

Community Stage Program:

10am - Kreationz Cheer & Dance
10:30am - Colourz - Performance with purpose
11am - Tempo Dance Studio
11:30am - Mr Twinkle Toes - Kids magic and entertainment
12:30pm - Welcome to Country & Smoking Ceremony (near the rotunda)
1pm - Chloe Greenwood
2pm - Freedom Music Studio
3pm - St Joseph's College
3:40pm - ASV Academy
4:30pm - Jenna Campbell
5:40pm - Aspect Motion Dance

FReeZA Sunset Stage Program:

6:10pm - Jayde Mia
6:50pm – First Born Daughter
7:30pm – Madi Leeds
8:20pm – Fire Opal

Getting to the festival

There’s no public parking at the event. Please walk, ride or take our free shuttle bus to the festival.

  • Best pedestrian entry points are via Burwood Highway and Brenock Park Drive.
  • Bike parking is located near the Lyndale Court entry (please BYO bike lock).
  • Free shuttle bus runs from Ferntree Gully Station to the event. The first bus to depart Ferntree Gully Station will be at 11am (unfortunately the bus cannot transport electric wheelchairs).
  • Accessible parking is located via the Burwood Highway entrance.


We welcome patrons of all abilities, and are keen to support a great day for all, by providing the following accessibility features:

  • A Changing Places facility is available at the Wally Tew Reserve, located at the permanent toilet block near the windmill.
  • Accessible parking is available via the Burwood Highway entrance.
  • Sealed paths to assist patrons to make their way around the festival (however some activities take place on grassed/uneven surfaces and inside the Ferntree Gully Arts Centre).
  • A Chill Out Space is available for those needing a break from the busy festival site.
  • Visit the Knox Festival page to view the Access Key

If you have any queries regarding accessibility at the festival, please call the Festival and Events team on 9298 8000 or email prior to the event date.

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Saturday, March 02, 2024

10:00 AM - 10:00 PM


Wally Tew Reserve

6 Lyndale Court

Ferntree Gully, VIC




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