Love Living Locally is a free community gathering to celebrate living locally in Kingborough.
We aim to showcase a wide variety of local produce and products, sustainable living information and displays, bush and coast care information, entertainment, activities for children and lots of delicious food, drinks and treats.
The family friendly event attracts thousands of people for a fun-filled day that showcases Kingborough’s producers, makers, providers and community groups who make our community.
There will be a wide-variety of stallholders with delicious food and beverages, local produce, craft, art, photography, holistic health, jewellery, plants, beauty products, books and much more!
The day wouldn’t be complete without checking out what our local associations and groups are up to, and chatting to Roger McNeice OAM. Roger’s book, Flames of Fear is a photographic and historical account of the bushfires in Tasmania from 1820 to 2016.
Also on disply will be the plans for the Kingston Park playground. Come and see the fun and unique sculptural and natural play elements designed for this special place.
Meet Traders In Purple, the developers for Kingston Park, who will be there on the day with their plans and ideas for the future.
Loving Local Entertainment
There is a great entertainment line up for the festival, starting with Montz Matsumoto’s fantastic bluegrass tunes. He is a familiar face at events in Southern Tasmania.
The soulful Linda Angledal will wow us with her ethereal rustic folk influences and intimate lyrics.
The sweet a cappella harmonies of The Clemetines will be ringing through the venue, with a tang of vocal and body percussion.
She’s a cook, a storyteller, a singer, a legend and a very funny lady – Mamma Rosa will have us laughing at Love Living Locally.
High energy breakdancing will be on show with Coco, and the Kingston High rock chicks Tiffani and Kiara Adkins will be there too!
Love Kids Activities
The festival is full of fun for kids. The Sands Family Circus will be performing during the day with their breath-taking routines, and will also have their crazy bikes!
Other great activities include the giant slide (kindly sponsored by Traders in Purple), Zorb balls, Adventure Patch pop-up play area, Social Circus, giant games and the favourite face painting and henna tattoo stall.
Come explore the wonders of science with the Science Communicators Initiative. Explore the biodiversity of invertebrates, learn how to make slippery slime and how flowers/pollen play a vital part of our ecosystem.
Families can check out the great food on offer while watching the kids explore and have fun with the Kingborough Robotics Team in the Town Square.
We have some delicious and great quality food and drinks on offer at the festival!
Huon Valley Soft Serve have cups, cones and milkshakes to enjoy – also with gluten free range!
Truly traditional Tassie Chinese taste will be on offer with Kung Fu Canteen. They will be serving up their favourite homemade fried dumplings, free-range crispy sweet and spicy chicken wings, homemade popcorn chicken and yummy chips.
If you need a caffeine fix then Long Black Jack will be there pouring high-quality coffee that will make your tail wag!
Crepes can be both sweet and savoury – check out Miam Crepes for lashings of goodness filled with local produce. Vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options are available.
Delicious Mexican flavours will make your mouth water from Taco Taco!
If you fancy something a little more traditional, Toasted Tasmania dish up insanely delicious gourmet toasties and crunchy crispy sides.
It’s not often there is such a great gathering of Kingborough’s local producers and makers in the one place. We are delighted to announce the following stallholders for the festival:
- Clapz Studio Handmade Candles
- Culinary Kitchen
- Deni Cupit Photography
- Early Designs
- Fiona Hutchinson crafts
- Flourish Collection
- Gorgie & Me
- Handmade by Adriana
- Herbal Chic
- Lalita Holmes Stress Free
- Laura Ritchie Skin Care
- Leslie Vale Nursery
- Margaret Vandenberg arts and crafts
- Neora Holistic Health
- One Hive Beeswax Wraps
- Phoenix Creations
- Roger McNeice OAM
- Susan Nolan crafts
- Thimble & Felt
- Tig Handmade Earrings
- Way Down South Woodcrafts
- Traders In Purple, the developers for Kingston Park will also be there to chat about their proposal and future developments.
There is a range of local community groups, associations and organisations that will be at the festival for you to pop in and chat with including:
- Beehive Play Centre
- The Channel Museum
- Hobart Reading Help Tasmania
- Kingston Beach Coastcare Group
- Kingborough Senior Citizens Club
- Kingston Library
- Orangutan Project
- Wombat Rescue
- Christian Homes Tasmania
- Landcare Tasmania
- Sea Shepherd
- Southern Environment Action Network & Sustainable Living in Kingborough will be joining forces to give out plants or native seeds for your home. Put a pin on their interactive map where you will plant your gift!
- U3A Kingborough
Council officers will be at the festival to chat about a number of engagements and topics.
Our Natural Resource Management Team will be there to chat about looking after our native wildlife and threatened species. Learn about vegetation communities, weeds, what’s near your place and more! Kingborough’s Emergency Management Coordinator will be on hand to give advice and assistance in preparing for an emergency.
Silverwater Park Future
Council would like to know what you like about Silverwater Park in Woodbridge and what changes, if any, you would like to see.
This consultation will help Council to consider how we plan, design and take care of the park in the future. Paul Donnelly, Council’s Urban Designer, will be at the event to discuss and record your ideas.
Swimming Pool Feasibility Study
The idea of a swimming pool has been floating around for some years in Kingborough.
Council has been given a grant from the Tasmanian Government to do a feasibility study for an aquatic leisure centre or swimming pool within the Kingborough Sports Precinct.
This survey asks why you would want a pool in Kingborough, and what needs you have. The results of this survey will help us look at what the feasible options are for Kingborough.
Come and chat with our Kingborough Sports Precinct staff for more information at the Kingborough Council engagement marquee.
If you can’t make it on the day, visit Council’s online engagement portal to have your say on any of the current engagement projects at www.oursay.org/kingborough-council.