Living Smart Festival

Saturday 24 September 2016, Speers Point Park, 8am-2pm

The Living Smart Festival promises to be a fun day out for you to explore how you can adopt sustainable practices in your everyday life.

Festival highlights 


Learn how to achieve magazine styles on a small budget with Eco-stylist and blogger, Faye De Lanty who will be on hand to share her tips and styling advice. Be inspired by the Festival's first pre-loved fashion parade and then hunt for a one-of-a-kind gem at the on-site Salvos Stores pop-up boutique. 

Food lovers

Learn how to cleanse your body at a juicing demonstration, discover the benefits of Kombucha (fermented probiotic drink) and get tips on creating a lunchbox your kids will love.

Plus, you can pick up your fresh produce at the Lake Macquarie City Farmers Markets.

Backyard inspiration

Get hands on advice about worm farming, composting, chickens, bees, vertical gardens and wicking gardens. Plus, there is an awesome cubby house you can win on the day!

Health and well-being

Kick-start the day with a free outdoor yoga session, attend one of the Whole Living workshops or explore the many market stalls with products to help you look after yourself, inside and out.

For the kids

Let the children explore their senses in our play zone with mud kitchens, drumming, reptile shows, face painting, Hunter Valley Petting Zoo, craft activities and dreamtime stories.

Your community

Connect with your local sustainable neighbourhood group, discover what sustainability programs we have on offer and meet the faces behind your local Emergency Services.

Free transport and parking

Ride your bike, skateboard or scooter and take advantage of our free valet service.

Catch the tram from Croudace Bay or Toronto, or hop on board Thomas the train from our Depot, Boolaroo. Times and locations will be available soon.

Car parking options will be available on the day, details to follow.

Native Plant Giveaway

Back by popular demand, Lake Mac residents can collect their two free plants on the day.

To receive your plants, just present proof of Lake Macquarie residency at the Native Plant Giveaway stall.

To stay up to date with Festival details, follow our event on Facebook or Twitter.


If you're a designer or talented artist, market stallholder, community group or food vendor that promotes sustainable living,we would love to have you join us. If you are interested in attending as a stallholder please, submit a stallholder application form.

Page last updated: 23 August 2016