Kenilworth Celebrates! is a major festival held annually in Kenilworth, a small town in the Upper Mary Valley on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland about 2 hours drive from central Brisbane.
Our Town Festival, with music, street entertainment and markets, is held on the weekend of 24th/25th September. The Art Festival, including exhibitions and workshops, is a major attraction and extends from Saturday 24th September to Saturday 1st October.
Come to the Bush Behind the Beach! Come to Kenilworth to relax, enjoy the beautiful scenery, clean, green environment and celebrate a great Festival.
downloadable: "2011 Kenilworth Celebrates" pdf program
Kenilworth Art Competitions and Exhibition
Kenilworth Public Hall
Sat. 24 Sep. to Sat.1 Oct. 10am to 4pm, 9am to 12am on 2 Oct. Entry: Gold coin donation appreciated. Display and sale of work entered in the annual LGI Trophy Competition (previously the Kenilworth Art Competition). prize money of $6,650 (9 categories). Display and sale of work entered in the $15,000 acquisitive Kenilworth Art Prize.
Kenilworth Community College
Mon. 26 Sep. to Fri. 30 Sep. 8.30am to 4.30pm
Wednesday is a field/rest day 11 different 4 day Workshops, professional tutors, various media: Watercolour, acrylics, oils, pastels and pencil drawing. Booking essential. Book via the Kenilworth Celebrates website at: www.kenilworthcelebrates.org.au Tutors’ Roast night. Come and meet the Tutors, 29 Sep. At Bellbird Creek Tea House. Enquiries phone: 07 5472 3223
Christos - Kathleen Cashin Exhibition
St John Bosco Church
Sat. 24 Sep. (12am opening) to Fri. 30 Sep. 10am to 4pm Donation: $2
Being human is a fragile experience; we are but dust and to dust we will return. We have a brain, emotions and a body, many believe that is all. These paintings challenge and explore the realm of spirituality from a contemporary Christian viewpoint. Our experiences are often universal but our responses always remain personal. This otherness called faith is investigated and reference is made to the history, narratives and motifs of this ancient belief system. CHRISTOS is presented as a provoking body of works which will hopefully engender reflection.
Fence Mural Competition
Kenilworth Hall Boundary
Sat. 24 & Sun. 25 Sep. 10am on
Entry: $15 Paint a section of fence panel and win a prize. All materials provided - bring your own brushes if preferred. 40 places only so come early. Theme is Forests for People.
Al Fresco Poets' Breakfast
Kenilworth Hall Grounds
Sat. 24 Sep. 8 to 11am Entry: $5, Breakfast extra.
The unique al fresco Poets' Breakfast. Our MC is well known local poet IAN MACKAY - also featuring many funny Champion Poets.
Sat. 24 and Sun. 25 Sep.
7.30am to 3.30pm.
Entry: Free Arts and Craft Market including: Garden ornaments. Sweets, chocolates, soft drinks etc. Paper aeroplane competition. Children's Rides - Jumping Castle. Realistic Portraits - Portraits made from your photographs. Pet treats/children's books/Hippeastrum bulbs in flower. Pip's Face Painting. and more ...
Children’s Art Competition
Kenilworth Hall Supper Room
Sat. 24 Sep. to Sun. 2 Oct.
Display of entries to the Kenilworth Celebrates! Children’s Art Competition.
Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra Concert and Dinner
Kenilworth Homestead Sun. 25 Sep. 4 to 8pm
Concert: Sun. 25 Sep. 4 to 6pm. Concert only entry: $20 Dinner: 6.30pm. Dinner only price: $30 Concert and Dinner $45 (save $5) Priority booking for tables of 10 No concessions. Glasses provided for BYO. Book via the Kenilworth Celebrates website at: www.kenilworthcelebrates.org.au BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Enquiries: Phone: 07 5446 0198
The Bunya Guitar
Kenilworth Museum Cinema
Sat. 24 Sep. 2pm. (invitation only)
Sun.25 Sep. 10am, 1.30 and 3pm Entry: Sunday $5, Saturday by invitation only. Documentary film about a guitar made from the Bunya tree. A competition is held each year for a young person 14 years and under to become its custodian for 12 months until the next Bunya festival where it will be passed on.
Kenilworth Rural Fire Brigade Open Day
Fire Station Sat. 24 Sep. 9am to 3pm. Entry: Free
Sausage sizzle from 10am. Drinks available. Fire-fighting demonstrations, car washing and raffles.
Throughout the Town
Sat. 24 and Sun. 25 Sep.
A variety of public space entertainers.
various locations, Kenilworth
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