The FREE Sunday Street Party, a brand new highlight of the Festival in 2018, 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.
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.
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! Doug the Reading Bug will entertain the young and the young at heart with wonderful stories and there will be song, dance and performers to entertain you all.
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 entomology, craft or kazoo 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. A small participation fee may apply to cover materials and participation numbers may be limited.
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.