The FREE Sunday Street Party, a brand new highlight of the Festival & is shaping up to be a buzz of activity all contained in Dowling Street between Mackay and Brown Street, specially closed to traffic for the event. There will be six action packed areas with something for everyone.
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NOTE: In the interest of public safety, Dowling Street will be closed to traffic between Mackay and Brown Street, during this time and detours will be in place.
Organised by: Dungog Arts Foundation, a registered charity. All donations are fully tax-deductible.
Art, Craft and Community markets: Wander through the markets stretching across the width of Dowling Street. Discover creative wares, arts and crafts. Find locally produced and handmade goods and support some of our local community organisations.
Street Musicians Saturday and Sunday : There will be a wide variety of street musicians along Dowling street both Saturday and Sunday. Be sure to visit the CWA Hall for updates on performances along with the stage on the opposite end of the market stalls, with an additional stage area for a great spot to sit, relax and enjoy the music. Simply click on the artist below for a link to their own site.
- Triple Effect
- The De Factos – with locals John & Donna
- Anousha Victoire – Newcastle musician song writer
- Anne Bowman – Appalachian Dulcimer
- Arlene Delahenty
- Clark Gormley of Nerds & Music
- Tracey Dundon – Folk Musician / Slide Guitar and Banjo
- Joe McNulty – Irish / Australian Musician
- Hugh Merrell and the Williams River Rounders
- Paul Coghlan – Percussionist
- Russ Redford
- Rodney Kiehne – Busker
- Rose Shamrock and Thistle – Maitland Celtic group
- Yvonne Paris – Button Accordion & Irish Fiddle
- Gary Roberts and the Water Bombers – Celtic Band
- The Allambies – Ukulele Band
- A Twist of Blue – Local Duo
- Threepence – Newcastle band
- Ukenjamit – Ukulele group
- Gayle Dedman – Newcastle Folk Singer
- The Muriels – Newcastle Folk band
Food experiences: Whether it’s a good old fashioned sausage sandwich or something more exotic, we have it covered. A myriad of food stands are set to tempt your taste buds.
The Kid’s Corner: Old school games and toys for the entertainment of kids of all ages and created by talented members of the Dungog Men’s Shed. No touch screens here, it’s all active, outdoor and loads of fun! The Conductor is back and will entertain the young and the young at heart with wonderful stories and there will be song, dance and performers to entertain you all. Along with Oakvale Farm Petting Zoo.
Street Music: Centre stage will be a hive of activity across the day with local musicians and guests performing an eclectic mix of music from folk, to jazz and even a bit of pop. There will also be three other stages around the Street Party, two of which will be turned over to buskers, who will provide a toe tapping good time. Then in the Kid’s Corner, Doug the Reading Bug will MC Family friendly entertainment, with storytelling, Ukulele playing, sing alongs and more.
Workshops: If it’s Aromatherapy, Song Writing or Dancing you are interested in, why not try one of our program of workshops. The short hour and a half long workshops will give you a taste of the skills and knowledge needed for each topic. These workshops will be fun, social and educational. Participation numbers may be limited, so be early at the CWA Hall Dowling Street, Sunday.
IGA Lovey’s Grocers Cheese and Wine Cellar: Come and enjoy the finer things in life at the Lovey’s Grocers Wine and Cheese Cellar during the Sunday Street Party. Choose from a wide selection of delicious cheeses and sensational wine from around the Hunter region and beyond.