The normally sleepy village of Jamberoo will spring into life on 29 October, with a ton of live music, a car show and shine, a gigantic book fair, country markets and a blooming exhibition of the state’s best roses.
There will be something for everyone throughout the day, which is the last in the series of Kiama Alive events funded by the NSW Government’s Reconnecting Regional Community Partnerships Program, including a performance by Wollongong boy band Overnight.
The band, which recently appeared on The Voice, will perform their debut single Home City Lovin’ on the Lolo Lovina stage.
The free, family-friendly day of fun will kick off at 9:30 am with the JAM Street Festival with live music, dance performances, a Circus Drop Zone, free workshops, lawn games and kids’ corner in Allowrie Street.
The Kevin Walsh Oval will play host to the car show and more fun family activities, with vintage, classic and modified cars, stationary engines and food vans sure to get visitors revved up.
The village markets on the corner of Churchill and Allowrie streets will feature craft stalls, fresh fruit and veg, plants, homewares, second-hand clothing and all sorts of homemade goodies.
Visitors will have a blooming good time at the Illawarra and Shoalhaven Festival of Roses, with the best buds from across the Shoalhaven, Illawarra and around the state on exhibition from 9 am at the Jamberoo School of Arts.
St Matthew’s Catholic Church will host its annual gigantic book fair over two days, with lots of incredible finds in the church in Chapel Lane from 10 am.
Kiama Council event coordinator Helen Demertzis said Jamberoo was the place to be on 29 October, and people could rove between the vintage car show and markets and dine at local cafes while they JAM from 9:30 am until 2:30 pm.
Allowrie Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 8 am until 3 pm between Churchill and Young streets, with a detour in place along Wyalla and Macquarie streets. Street parking will be limited, but a limited amount of overflow parking will be managed off Churchill Street.
Workshops will be held throughout the day, including a movement class by Little Groovers Jamberoo, a dance workshop by Miss Zoe’s School of Dance Kiama, line dancing with Janelle, and Express Stretch and Express Dance classes by The Studio Kiama.
There will be performances on the main stage and the Lolo Lovina stage by Mark Crotti, Blessie Pica, the Kiama Sea Shanty Club, Katandra Women’s Choir and Sing Australia Kiama as well as the Katandra Women’s A Cappella Choir.