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Knox Festival 2020

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A free festival celebrating community life
The Knox Festival will be back this February and it will be jam-packed with festivities and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

The FREE festival will be held at Wally Tew Reserve, Ferntree Gully and with a stellar line-up of performances, kids hub, food court treats, thrill rides, art & craft, market stalls, and more, you will be silly to miss this event!

Image Courtesy from Knox City Council Facebook


Highlights at the Festival will include:

* Global Kitchen: This pop-up will feature a culinary adventure showcasing the best local cooks, demonstrations, tastings, and multicultural cuisines.

* Kids Hub: The little ones will be entertained all day with the stage performances, activities, inflatables, games, interactive performers, and more.

* Food Court Treats: Indulge your senses and tease those taste buds with festival favourites, healthy options, food trucks, and more.

Image Courtesy from Knox City Council Facebook


* Market Stalls: There will be plenty of stalls to pick up great bargains, including homemade goods, bric-a-brac, gifts, fashion, and more.

* Kids Cooking & Composting Workshops: The little ones will learn how to prepare healthy foods and reduce food waste by putting their scraps to work.

* Interactive Come & Try: This event will showcase local sporting and leisure groups demonstrating how to learn to throw, pass, dunk, kick, and hit.

Image Courtesy from Knox City Council Facebook


* Community Sites: This event will feature meet & connect opportunities with a wide range of Knox community groups and clubs. There will also be fun activities for everyone to enjoy.

* B-Ball Half Court: There will be 3x3 comps, shoot outs, giveaways, player appearances from Deakin Melbourne Boomers and MSF Sports.

* Art & Craft: Get creative and enjoy the arts play at the Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre as well as perusing the masterpieces created by local primary and secondary school students.

Image Courtesy from Knox City Council Facebook


* 'Ocean Mysteries': This event will feature a sandpit that will be home to colourful sea creatures and mysterious characters.

* Community Stage: The stage will showcase a spectacular program featuring local multicultural performances, big bands, dance troupes, shows, and more.

* The Sustainability Hub: This Hub will be presenting for the first time, and will feature a series of educational and creative workshops, including child-friendly workshops on sustainability topics as well as current trends.

Image Courtesy from Knox City Council Facebook


* Eastern Regional Libraries: There will be a wide range of activities at the Ferntree Gully Library, including workshops, games, art & craft, and more.

* Youth Hub: This Hub will include workshops, experiments, bungee fun, and dunk tank challenge.

* Saturday Evening Program: From 5pm-9pm, there will be entertainment, live music, amusements, and dinner options.

Image Courtesy from Knox City Council Facebook


* Kids Stage: The Kids Stage will feature some of the youngest Knox talents who will be showcasing dance, vocal, and musical performances.

* Amusement & Carnival Rides: There will be both ticketed rides and special wristband ticket for unlimited rides. Children wristbands: $30pp & Teen & Adult wristbands: $50pp. For all other information regarding ride tickets and wristbands see website.

* Chill Out Hub: If you need some quiet time, this Hub will be the perfect spot for a creative, calm comfort away from the busy crowds.

Image Courtesy from Knox City Council Facebook


With so many things to do, experience and enjoy, you better not miss out on this Festival! Save the date for a "funtastic" weekend out.

Getting to the Festival:

Parking is limited - where possible please walk, ride or take public transport to the event.

Bike Parking Bays - are located near Lyndale Court entry (please BYO bike lock).

Free Shuttle Bus - loops from Ferntree Gully Station to the event
Accessible Parking - The main accessible car park is located via entry at Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully.

Drop Off / Pick Up Zone - located on Brenock Park Drive for quick 2 minute drive through access, also ideal for taxi's and accessibility patrons

If driving, please observe parking restrictions as usual restrictions in residential areas apply

Image Courtesy from Knox City Council Facebook
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Why? Free family-friendly Festival
When: 29 February 2020-1 March 2020
Where: Wally Tew Reserve, Brenock Park Drive, Ferntree Gully
Cost: Free
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