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Knox Festival

Knox Festival is a free community event that invites the people of Knox to come together and celebrate community life.

It features a range of activities for the whole family, including interactive workshops, food trucks, thrilling rides, arts play, community stalls, amazing stage programs, and ‘come and try’ activities.

Knox Festival 2024 Dates, Fireworks, Music, Food, Ferntree Gully

Held at Wally Tew Reserve in Ferntree Gully, Knox Festival is an all-ages, family-friendly, alcohol and drug-free event.

Celebrate this year’s “Vibrant Community” theme with live music and performances, amusements, food trucks, community and activities for the whole family.

Keep the kids entertained at Knox Fest with our range of activities, including amusement rides, face painting, roving entertainment and much more.

  • True Fairies “Rainbow Candyland”
  • Roller Rink
  • Interactive art installation “Reflections” (free activity)
  • Roving performers & Stilt walkers
  • Pottery workshop (free activity)
  • Face painting (free activity)
  • Wand-making workshop (free activity)
  • Storytime in the Library
  • Drum Workshop at Ferntree Gully Library

Enjoy a range of free activities (except Woodworking workshop)

  • Craft Workshop – hosted by Flexi Dome Events at Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre
  • Pottery Workshop – hosted by Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre
  • Mad Hatters Tea party hosted by 1812 Theatre (11am – 2pm)
  • Basketball Clinic / Dunking Competition – hosted by Koori Basketball Academy (1 pm – 4pm)
  • Djembe Drumming Workshop (3pm – 5pm)
  • Woodworking Workshop – hosted by the Knox Woodworkers (pay as you go)
  • Interactive art installation “Reflections”

A highlight of this year’s event will be the Extended Twilight Program on Saturday from 5pm. Stay for dinner, tunes, and amusement as the sun sets over Wally Tew Reserve.

  • Light Projections
  • Live Music
  • Night market
  • Carnival amusements
  • Food trucks
  • Fireworks finale (9:55pm)

There will be a fireworks finale at the festival at 9:55pm, and it will last for approximately 6 minutes. This may be overwhelming for some patrons. It’s advised to bring along noise-cancelling headphones, watch from a distance / from a vehicle, or depart the festival with enough time to avert overstimulation from the loud noises.

Please also ensure that for the welfare and comfort of any local resident pets, they are confined to your premises during the fireworks.

There’s no public parking at the event. Please walk, ride or take our free shuttle bus to the festival.

  • The best pedestrian entry points are via Burwood Highway and Brenock Park Drive.
  • Bike parking is located near the Lyndale Court entry. Please BYO bike lock.
  • Accessible parking is located via the Burwood Highway entrance.

A free shuttle bus runs from Ferntree Gully Station to the event at Brenock Park Drive and back. The first bus departs Ferntree Gully Station at 11am and every 20 minutes except at 2:20pm and 6pm.

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Carnival Rides
Ticket prices are $7. Standard rides require 1 ticket, with some of the larger thrill rides requiring 2 or 3 tickets
Between 10am - 5pm you can purchase 10 tickets for $50

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