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Knox Festival 2014

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“Creativity Is Intelligence Having Fun.” – Albert Einstein
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Two days of music, kid’s activities, movies and fireworks

Knox Festival is back on 1 March 2014. On its 31st year, Knox Festival will be bigger and better than ever. This two day long festival will be the ultimate family friendly festival.

What to expect at the festival?
The impressive programme itinerary includes 100 free workshops and activities, fairground rides for adults and kids and market stalls. Engage in gratifying retail therapy as you wander through the numerous fete stalls. Savour tasty fares from the wide array of food stalls that will transform the festival into one huge food court.

The festival will be filled with 100 free art workshops and activities. Be regaled by the lively presence of Knox's finest artists who will demonstrate their talents. You will even get to vote for the most beautiful piece of art in the Primary Schools Banner Community.

Unwind with delightful performance from the Legendary Blues Train performers at the Canopy stage. Local schools and community groups will impress visitors with wonderful music and dance performances at the Community stage. Play an active role in the festival by joining in the fun at the Australian Sports Commission's 'Come and try zone'.

On 1 March there will be a Twilight Cinema at 5pm with the provision of pre-show family entertainment by The Twine. At 7:15pm, enjoy a screening of the Monsters University under the starlit sky. So remember to pack a picnic rug to make yourself comfortable during the cinema screening.

The first day of festival will come to an end with a dazzling fireworks display. Revel in the exquisite sight as the sky lights up with a flamboyant display of colours and booming noises and burnt gunpowder smell impregnates the air.

How to participate in the festival?
If you will like to partake in the festival as a performer then submit a Performer Expression of Interest form or contact the Festival and Events team at

Volunteers are the life of the Knox Festival with around 1,000 volunteers supporting the festival every year. If you fancy volunteering at the festival then get in touch with the Festival and Events Team on (03) 9298 8237 or email

How much will it cost?
Entry fee applies for the festival. Adults will have to pay $3.50 while kids will pay $2.50 and family entry fee can be secured for $7.70.

How to get there?
Know Festival will be hosted at the Wally Tew Reserve, Glenfern Road, Fertree Gully. You can easily access the festival arena by taking the public transport. If you opt for the train, you can get off at Ferntree Gully train station and take a free shuttle bus from 11am to 5pm. If you prefer to drive then the Melway reference is Melway 74 B5. Try to get in there early to secure parking since onsite parking will be limited.

Learn more about the Knox Festival by visiting the official website. Highlight the dates on your calendar and turn up with family and friends for a full weekend of fabulous fun.
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Why? To have wonderful family fun
When: 10am to 5pm
Phone: (03) 9298 8000
Where: Wally Tew Reserve, Glenfern Road, Fertree Gully
Cost: Staring from $2.50
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