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What's Happening?

Who's Performing?

Can I get Involved?

PHoto competition

At any point over the weekend if you took a photo, and you think it might be a good one, share it on either Facebook or Instagram and use the hashtag #kissphoto2023. Include in your description your name and age (approximately for you adults). In the week after the festival, we'll have a look at them all and pick our favorites.


The best photo by an adult will win a voucher to Little Betty's, Kiama's favourite cocktail bar serving incredible middle-of-the-table-style dining.


And there are 3, that's right count them, 1,2,3 chance for kids to win. We've got three vouchers for Toyworld for you. 

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Main Stage

The main stage is at the center of the village and will feature a variety of acts throughout the day.

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A gentle reminder that our mainstage performers will be engaging in the age old street theatre tradition of "passing the hat" after each show. We encourage you to have some cash on you, thus our saying Cash is King and this great visual aid to remind you. Thanks for your support.


Short sharp hilarious circus comedy shows, 20 minutes of wham bam thank you, mam, happening throughout the day. So come on in and enjoy the warmth of laughter!

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Lantern making

For our famous lantern parade, you'e going to need a lantern. So stop by the lantern making tent for some out of the sun time and get ready to create your own lantern.

The Flying Trapeze Circus adventure

Yes! You read it correctly. KISS will host a real Circus Flying Trapeze Rig from Sydney Trapeze School. This part of the playground represents the physical challenge of the Adventure space.

Fly high in the air, being caught by a professional and feel like you have run away with the Circus.

The school will offer “have a go” sessions all day and then perform a show at dusk.

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The Musical Adventure playground

A large scaffold structure will be turned into a living breathing Musical Adventure Playground.


With instruments made from recycled materials, hung, and constructed on the scaffold. Working with Musical Educator Mark Holder Keeping and his team, you will feel like you are a Musical Aficionado. The musical playground offers participants a chance to make music, experiment with sound and have a good time banging stuff without a care for noise restrictions or their parents hearing.

The Adventure Forest

The Adventure Forest is a Forest made from the old-fashioned Hills Hoist clothesline representing Trees. They will start the weekend naked and be adorned and dressed by participants as they add coloured leaves to the bare structures. Each tree will have a different identity ie: Tree of Life, Family Tree, Enchanted Tree, The Wishing Tree, The Tree of Tranquillity and even the dirty laundry tree. Over the festival the trees will be re awakened and reawaken the public, as their messages, thoughts, inspirations and even secrets are written on prepared paper leaves and pinned to the lines. Creating a sculpture garden of words.

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The Sensory House

The Cardboard Sensory House will be a smaller and more quiet part of the playground. Fully accessible and full of sensory experiences with each room in the house offering a different world to explore. A place to recuperate, reflect, relax and explore a different side of the festival.

Food Stalls

There will be plenty of food options to choose from along the shore. Food trucks full of delicious sweets and savories. You can also wander up the main street and try one of the many incredible cafe's Kiama has to offer.

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Cafe De rude

The Cafe De Rude is not only a great place to stop and have a drink and a nibble but it also has a stage that will feature throughout the day a variety of bands, and other acts, including kids comedy.

Circus Drop Zone

The Circus Drop Zone is exactly that. An area dedicated to you dropping by throughout the day to try the aerial rig, hula hooping, juggling and more!

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