This two day festival held on 9 and 10 April 2016 was the first of what hopefully will be an annual festival celebrating Illawarra’s rich history. The event was put on by a group called Lost Wollongong.
The Saturday turned Market Square into a multicultural village with music and food all from a number of different nationalities (Croatian, Macedonian, Italian).
The Illawarra Museum was open as well.
The old Court House held the National Trust Vintage Bazaar from 9:30 to 3pm. The little building was full of clothes, books, cakes, handmade cards and of course people. The Illawarra Flame Tree entertained the crowds. People walking on the bike track were crossing the street to see what was going on. It was a great sight.
That night the lighthouse was turned into a story book by Pro Sound & Lighting. They lit the lighthouse with old photographs and stories of Wollongong. It was a fantastic production!
Sunday saw Mount Kembla turned into a picnic ground celebrating the regions mining and industrial heritage. Unfortunately I could not attend but hope to next year.