The Northern Illawarra’s biggest festival is happening this weekend!
You may have already noticed the art appearing in the local shops as a prelude to the activities of March 31 through April 2.
25,000 people are expected to turn out for the Festival which sees Thirroul come alive right across the weekend, with the main street filled with stalls and exhibitions on Saturday, then the spotlight turning to the park for a full day carnival on Sunday.
The festival officially opens with an Art Exhibition on friday night at the Community Centre. The annual event gives local artists the chance to showcase their creations, which are then on display across the weekend.
Then Saturday, browse more art along the main road, taking in the exhibitions, live music and street stalls, enjoy a sausage sizzle from the famous Lions BBQ and check out the i98FM Street Fleet.
On Sunday, head over to the park beside the beach. From 9am-4pm there will be bands, dancers and singers on the main stage, complete with stalls, carnival rides, great food, fire trucks, a petting zoo.
Once again the Lions will set up their BBQ, with all proceeds going to the Childhood Cancer Research Foundation.
The Festival is a fundraiser for local causes. Money raised in previous years has gone to help local surf clubs, renovate the home of a family with special needs, helped the Thirroul Men’s Shed, and supplied nine local schools with art and library resources.