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IlluminARTe Wollondilly

Attracting more than 25,000 people, illuminARTe Wollondilly is the largest event on Wollondilly’s calendar.

When -  Saturday 29th April

With something for all ages, spectators can expect a remarkable cultural experience combined with breathtaking performing arts, local music, market stalls and food vendors. As night falls, the free family event encourages visitors, locals, friends and families to stroll through the picturesque town of Picton taking in the enchanted ambiance as an amazing range of local artworks are projected onto landmark buildings to illuminate the historic town.

In the days leading up to the event, local artists hold a 3 day Art Exhibition in the Picton Shire Hall which showcases the rich talent of the area.

The Picton Chamber of Commerce will partner with Council to hold a Family Fun Day in the Picton RSL Park which will keep the kids entertained with a community BBQ, jumping castle and other children’s attractions. As the sun sets, the Anzac Memorial and Gum Trees will be glowing with coloured lights with activities continuing on after sunset.  As the town is glowing in illuminations, children and adults proudly march in the Lantern Parade with paper lanterns they have made in workshops and master classes captivating the audience with their creations. The finale is a fireworks spectacular over the historic town capping off a night of colour, light and creativity. 

Wollondilly Shire Council and its innovative team behind Macarthur's most extraordinary illuminating creation, encourages spectators to immerse themselves in what has now become one of the most exciting annual experiences on Wollondilly's cultural calendar, designed to promote public awareness and appreciation of the Southern Regions emerging artists.

Entertainment Line Up

Music Festival Main Stage -
12pm - Picton High School
1pm - Wollondilly Anglican College
2pm - Rani's Fire
3pm - Picton Strings
4pm - Alfie Acruri
5pm - Missy Lancaster
6pm - Lantern Parade & Official Opening
6.15pm - L.E.D Hula Hoop Performance
7pm - Fire Dancers
7.10pm - But For Grace
9pm - Fireworks Spectacular

RSL Memorial Park Family Fun Day -
2pm - The Bloc Bargo
3pm - The Beanies
3.30pm - STADS
4pm - Imain Art Puppet Show
5pm - Sam Moran
6.05pm - Jemma Beech
7pm - Demage
8pm - Ayden Reeves
9pm Fireworks Spectacular

Lantern Workshops -

Bookings for the IlluminARTe Wollondilly Lantern Workshops are full.
For more information please call Dokota on 4677 9761 or events@wollondilly.nsw.gov.au

Event Partners:

  • Regional Arts NSW
  • Southern Tablelands Arts


  • Festival Premier partner
  • Channel 9


  • Governors Hill
  • Bradcorp
  • Country Valley
  • NSW Rail Museum


  • Wollondilly Anglican College
  • Benevolent Society
  • McDonalds
  • Walker Corporation
  • South 32
  • Boral
  • Wollondilly Arts Group


  • Mowbray Park
  • Multiquip


  • Country Club Camden Valley
  • Grimes Mortgages
  • Picton Bowling Club
  • JR Richards

Broadcast Sponsor:

  • Bendigo Bank

Media Sponsors:

  • Tony Wolf and Sons Printing
  • C91.3FM
  • Vintage FM
  • Wollondilly Advertiser
  • Macarthur Chronicle
  • The District Reporter