Cronulla Spring Festival 2014

Can you believe it’s almost September already?! Well it is! This means the Cronulla Spring Festival is just around around the corner! We’re hoping September is a dryer month than August, we’d love the sun to shine on this glorious weekend!

monro_park_2The Cronulla Spring Festival will be held on 13th & 14th September. The Sutherland Shire’s biggest annual celebration welcomes all! There will be plenty of entertainment from Cronulla Plaza to the beach with fun activities for kids, market stalls and bargains from local stores, as well as great coffee and food to keep you going!

The Pavilion Stage will host live shows and musicians throughout the weekend, including:

  • Kirrawee High Stage Band
  • Sharnielle Hartley
  • Sea Naturals Capella Choir
  • Local performers
  • Hi Lifeguards
  • Blossoms
  • South American Pan Pipes

Spring-Fest-253There will be plenty of entertainment for the little ones as well, including Despicable Me2, Mr. Potato Head and Mr. Peabody and Sherman.

Kids Corner
At the southern end of Cronulla St (near the train station) the kids will be delighted by a whole heap of activities, including:

  • Animal Farm ($3 entry)
  • The Fun House (free)
  • Get Wild animal shows and displays including reptiles, turtles and a baby croc! (free)
  • NSW Fisheries ‘Get Hooked’
  • Plenty of rides
  • Pony rides and kids craft activities in Monro Park

Wellbeing Fair
Chill out in Monro Park and get your hands on a number of natural products and watch the entertainers supplied by A Touch Of Eden while the kids take pony rides around the gardens!

Rides-CrowdShow & Shine
Overlooking North Cronulla Beach, Peryman Square will be home to plenty of classic cars for the RSL Motoring Enthusiasts Club Show & Shine event.

Cronulla Design Ideas Competition
The Mayor of the Sutherland Shire will announce the winners of the Design Ideas Competition, best of luck to all who entered!

Road Closures & Parking
If you’re leaving your car on Cronulla St or Surf Rd on Friday night, make sure you move it before 4am! Cronulla St and Surf Rd will be closed from 4am Saturday morning until 7pm Sunday night. Parking will be scarce so if you’re driving be prepared for a long walk (unless you’re lucky enough to score a top spot!) otherwise jump on the train and you’ll arrive right in the hub of all the activity!

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Celebrate Australia Day in Cronulla – 2013

You may be back at work but the celebrations aren’t over yet! There a number of events happening in Cronulla to mark the momentous 26th of January… Keep reading!

Jock Athletic Australia Day Running Festival
Head down to Wanda Beach bright and early to kick off your Australia Day morning at 7am sharp with 3 running events to choose from – there is something for everyone!

  • 2.5km Soft Sand Fun Run/Walk – The Jane McGrath Classic is a premier fundraiser for the McGrath Foundation and is a great event for people of all ages
  • 6km Soft Sand Race – The Wanda X-Treme 6 is an endurance race through the historic Wanda Sandhills and beaches
  • Corporate Dash – Enter a team of 4 and take part in the 4x400m relay dash to raise money for the McGrath Foundation

‘A Day at the Beach’ this Australia Day presented by the Sutherland Shire Council kicks off at 1pm and finishes with the iconic fireworks finale at 9pm.

Australia Day in Cronulla – Event schedule

1pm: Stars from Oz – a celebration of everything Australian paying tribute to some of Australia’s best known performers
2pm: Caravana Sun – a frenetic fusion of surf, gypsy, ska and reggae
3pm: Rattle & Hum – U2 tributes
4pm: Nathan Foley & Band – rock entertainment
5:15pm: Walangari – traditional Aboriginal didgeridoo and dance by Diramu Aboriginal Performers
6:05pm: Sharnielle Hartley – up and coming pop, rock and classical singer
6:45pm: Encore Vocal Group – jazz and opera tunes and musical theatre
8pm: The McClymonts – ARIA award winning country music sisters


We hope you enjoy the day – look out for each other and remember to slip-slop-slap!

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