KURRI KURRI NOSTALGIA FESTIVAL
– HELD ANNUALLY IN MARCH
The Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival is recognised as an NSW Tourism Flagship Event and has been running since 2004.
The weekend attracts large crowds of people to the region and the town centre and is all about Rock n Roll, Classic Cars, Hot rods, Fashion and the 50’s and 60’s. There are lots of great ‘rock n roll’ and ‘rockabilly’ dances put on throughout the local clubs and pubs and on Saturday and Sunday the main street and Rotary park are transformed into all the glory of a bygone 50’s and 60’s era.
There’s a classic car and hot rod ‘Show and Shine’ both Saturday and Sunday with around 500 cars on display, entertainment, rock n roll dance workshops, main stage entertainment, talent quests, feature bands, markets stalls, Vegas wedding renewals, sideshow alley and much more.
FIELD OF HONOUR
– ANZAC DAY
In 2019, the Field of Honour was held on ANZAC Day, and 26, 27 and 28 April at Kurri Kurri Cemetery and is now an annual ANZAC Day event.
The Field of Honour involved the temporary installation of Australian flags on the graves of returned diggers. The event was held to coincide with ANZAC Day in order to pay respect to those that served.
The display was visited by large crowds attracted to the Kurri Kurri Cemetery over the four days. It was truly an amazing sight to see 250 flags waving in the breeze above the graves of the diggers. The response from the general public and the families of diggers was overwhelming positive.
The display was coordinated by Towns With Heart Inc in conjunction with the Coalfields Heritage Group and took thousands of hours of research and organisation by the volunteers of these organisations.
The event was also supported by the Kurri Kurri RSL Sub-branch and several other community groups. During the four days, several more graves of diggers were identified.