Illuminate Wollondilly 20 to 22 May 2022

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Immerse yourself in an enchanting world of art, performance, light and colour as we see the much anticipated return of the Illuminate Wollondilly Festival of Art & Light on 20, 21 & 22 May 2022.

 The Festival is back bigger and better than ever with events and activities happening over three days, there will be something to entertain everyone.

 Friday 20th - will see the Picton Botanic Gardens come to life with gorgeous lights, a spectacular illuminated sculpture and lantern display, a lantern parade and a sensational Long Table Dinner as well as the return of the family carnival this time on the outskirts of Hume oval.

Saturday 21st – The main street of Picton will be transformed as we see the return of the main festival in Picton with market stalls, food court, amazing building projections and light displays, a live entertainment stage packed with local community group and live music performances. The ever popular fire dancers and LED performers will return and so much more! Picton Botanic gardens & Hume oval will continue to light up as well with the lighting and lantern display along with the family carnival!

The Family Fireworks display will cap off the night with the display from 9pm.

 Sunday 22nd – Enjoy an afternoon of Jazz & Swing music, bring a picnic and your chairs and sit back and relax for the afternoon in the Picton Botanic Gardens.

 C91.3 will be back broadcasting live from Picton hotel for the for the week of the festival and so many more things to enjoy!

Come and join in all the fun at Illuminate Wollondilly 2022!  

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About Illuminate Wollondilly

Our 2022 Illuminate event will now be held over 3 days! Friday is the Long Table Dinner, Amusement Rides, Lantern Parade and Lighting Displays. Saturday is the festival with, Local Artworks, Artisan Market Stalls and performances from our rich local talent. Sunday is a Jazz & Swing afternoon!

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Light & Art

Illuminate Wollondilly captures the vibrancy of art and light through incredible digital projections, a captivating lantern parade and amazing artworks exhibited by emerging and professional local artists.

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Long Table Dinner

Gather your favourite people and join us for a unique experience at a spectacular dinner in the Picton Botanic Gardens under the avenue of trees. You will enjoy a 4 course menu + beverage package + live entertainment.

Tickets are $155 per person, book now!

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Jazz and Swing Afternoon

Join us on Sunday 22 May for a Jazz and Swing afternoon in the Picton Botanic Gardens. 

18 piece Terry Rae Big Swing Band will perform from 12pm till 2pm.  

 The Southern Highlands Jazz Inc from  2pm till 4pm.


Family Carnival

Back in 2022 and bigger than ever, The Family Carnival sponsored by The MAC returns this time in the Colden Street Council Carpark. This year the carnival will from 12pm - 9pm Saturday! With more amazing rides and carnival games providing fantastic family entertainment!

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Installation of Illuminated Lanterns and Sculptures

See our mesmerising lighting displays in the Picton Botanic Gardens.

Illumination commences 8pm Friday 20th and Saturday 21st May.

Live Entertainment

Discover the best of our live local talent at the Music Festival.

St Mary McKillop Lane stage area

12pm - 9pm Saturday 21 May 2022

Discover Picton Walking Tours

Be guided on a unique tour of Picton and uncover the historical and rural charm in this scenic town on the outskirts of Sydney.



Along with local food retailers, an array of specialty cuisines are available in the festival food court with a focus on international influence of sizzle, aroma and theatre.

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