Lake Mac Festival

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Prepare yourself for two days packed full of family fun!

Lake Mac Festival is back in 2022, and better than ever across two days. Additional program details will continue to be added to the program below.

Saturday 22 January 2022

The weekend will kick-off on Saturday 22 January with the Family Fun Day - a free family breakfast at the new and improved Thomas H Halton Park, Croudace Bay from 8am-noon proudly sponsored by Carlo's IGA Woodrising.

From 5-9.30pm, live sites and activations at Warners Bay Foreshore, Brooks Parade Reserve Belmont, Rathmines Park, Swansea Bay Beach and the Museum of Art and Culture (MAC) at Booragul will bring fun for the whole family to enjoy. Music, food trucks and exciting activities will be available to all, as well as a fireworks spectacular at 9pm.

Simultaneous fireworks displays will light up Lake Macquarie from end to end. The displays will ignite from three pontoons and will be seen from all activated sites across the city including Warners Bay, Boorgaul, Belmont, Rathmines and Swansea. View map locations here.

Sunday 23 January 2022

On Sunday 23 January, the community is invited to enjoy an afternoon of relaxed vibes, good food, wine and oz music at Speers Point Park from 11am-5pm.

 

Family Fun Day (Saturday 22 January) - Croudace Bay

Thomas H Halton Park, Bareki Road, Croudace Bay

Time
Details
7.30-8.00am
Yoga in the park (bring your own mat)
8.00am
Free breakfast while stocks last (proudly sponsored by Carlo's IGA Woodrising)
8.00-8.40am
Little Scallywagz 'Jolly Pirate Show' followed by meet and greet and photo opportunities
8.40-9.00am
Welcome from Mayor of Lake Macquarie Kay Fraser and Carlo's IGA Woodrising
9.00-12.00pm
Entertainment by Tim Harding (originally one of the Hi-5 group members)
8.00am-12.00pm
Kids games from Gecko Sports including mini obstacle course, ball games and more
8.00am-12.00pm   Face painting  
8.00am-12.00pm
Pre-loved book giveaway

 

Big Bang (Saturday 22 January) - Warners Bay

Warners Bay Foreshore, The Esplanade, Warners Bay

Time
Details
4.00-9.00pm
Markets and food vans
4.00-9.00pm
Megamania children's mechanical ride
6.00-9.00pm   Live entertainment by Tre Soul Band
9.00pm
Fireworks spectacular

 

Big Bang (Saturday 22 January) - Belmont

Brooks Parade Reserve, Belmont

Time
Details
5.00-6.00pm
Children's entertainment by Ship O' Fools Clown Troupe
5.00-9.00pm   Food vans
5.00-9.00pm   Megamania children's mechanical ride  
6.00-9.00pm   Live entertainment by The Rumour Trio
9.00pm
Fireworks spectacular

 

Big Bang (Saturday 22 January) - Rathmines

Rathmines Park, Stilling Street, Rathmines

Time
Details
4.00-9.30pm   Food vans and sweet treats
4.00-8.00pm
Kids zone, face painting and wooden games area
4.00-9.00pm   Live acoustic music and roving entertainment
9.00pm
Fireworks spectacular

 

Big Bang (Saturday 22 January) - Swansea

Swansea Bay Beach, Dobinson Drive, Swansea

Time
Details
12.00-9.30pm   Food vans
12.00-9.30pm   Australian music playlist and live music
12.00-9.30pm
Kids zone
9.00pm
Fireworks spectacular

 

Big Bang (Saturday 22 January) - Booragul

Museum of Art and Culture, yapang (MAC), First Street, Booragul

Time
Details
5.00-8.00pm
Sausage sizzle and ice-cream van
5.00-8.00pm
Kids art activity and face painting
6.00-9.00pm
Live music
7.00-9.00pm
Three Bears Cafe at MAC yapang open for takeaway
7.00-8.30pm
Museum of Art and Culture, yapang will be open to the public showcasing the current exhibitions
6.30-8.30pm
Roving performer
6.30-9.30pm
Palette of a different kind - MAC yapang experience featuring an exclusive cellar door style gin tasting with local makers from Earp Distilling Co and paired delicacies from Three Bears Cafe. Tickets are $55 per person and bookings essential. 
9.00pm
Fireworks spectacular

 

Sunday Sessions (Sunday 23 January) -Speers Point

Speers Point Park, Park Road, Speers Point

Time
Details
11.00am-5.00pm   Food vans and market stalls
11.00am-5.00pm
Wine, beer, cider and gin stalls
11.00am-5.00pm   Live music from musicians playing Australian music
11.00am-5.00pm   Kids zone

 

Fireworks

Simultaneous fireworks displays will light up Lake Macquarie from end to end. The displays will ignite from three pontoons and will be seen from all activated sites across the city including Warners Bay, Boorgaul, Belmont, Rathmines and Swansea.

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This project has received $15,000 and is partially funded by the NSW Government’s The Festival of Place. Learn more about The Festival of Place and its programs.  

Proudly sponsored by:

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When

  • Saturday, 22 January 2022 | 08:00 AM - Sunday, 23 January 2022 | 05:00 PM

Location

Thomas H Halton Park, Croudace Bay
Warners Bay Foreshore
Brooks Parade, Belmont
Rathmines Foreshore
Museum of Art and Culture, yapang (MAC), Booragul
Speers Point Park