Living Smart Festival

Living Smart Festival 2015

The Living Smart Festival will be back at Speers Point Park on Saturday 26 September 2015. This year’s theme, “Live More with Less”, will focus on getting back to basics and making the most of the produce, materials and services readily available in our own community.

26 September 2015
Speers Point Park, Speers Point

This year's attractions include:

  • cooking demonstrations with 2013 MasterChef winner Emma Dean
  • upcycle tent featuring home decor and fashion, with basic sewing skills, furniture upcycling and a fashion parade
  • live entertainment
  • free kids activities
  • demonstrations including keeping backyard bees and chicken keeping
  • food and market stalls
  • bike maintenance workshops
  • Hoyts Charlestown free bicycle valet parking
  • free transport
  • Native Plant Giveaway
  • Farmers Markets

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Transport options to the Festival

Cycle and win
Ride from home or park and ride from Eleebana, Warners Bay or Booragul and use the FREE Hoyts Charlestown bike valet service.
The first 75 people to use the bike valet service will receive a Hoyts Charlestown double movie pass!
Map your cycle journey here or view the existing shared pathways in Lake Macquarie.

Thomas the Tank Engine
Choo Choo! The kids will love making their way to the Festival on Thomas the Tank Engine.
Departing from Council’s Works Depot located at Creek Reserve Road, Boolaroo on a continual loop.

Jump on board the Newcastle Tram and enjoy a scenic route along the lake from Croudace Bay Park to the Festival.
Parking is available at Croudace Bay Park. Departing from Croudace Bay Park, Macquarie Drive, Croudace Bay, every hour.

Departing Croudace Bay Departing Speers Point Park
  • 8.30am
  • 9.30am
  • 10.30am
  • 11.30am
  • 12.30pm
  • 1.30pm
  • 9am
  • 10am
  • 11am
  • 12pm
  • 1pm
  • 2pm

Catch a bus
Find the nearest bus route to the Festival.

Find the nearest train station and timetables.

Drive to Council’s Administration Building car park and walk
Drive to Council’s Administration Building and park in the main car park, located at 126-138 Main Road Speers Point. Take a short stroll of just under 500m to the Festival.

Some of you may have noticed that the ferry service isn't available this year. Try another fun way of getting to the Festival such as catching Thomas the Tank Engine, the tram, a bus, a train or cycling. 

2015 Festival Media Partners

NBN logo Newcastle Herald logo

2015 Festival Sponsors

Hunter Resource Recovery logo Hoyts Cinema logo Hudson Homes logo The Good Guys Warners Bay logo