This May - experience the best of the Hills District! This year’s Hills Festival is packed full of fun events, activities and will be a blast for the whole family! Four weeks of incredible picnics, movies, shows and so much more. For your one-stop-info-shop on this year’s festival, look no further than the list below:

Movie in the Park

Saturday 4 May, 2019
Leslie Patrick Park, Everton Hills
4PM - 8PM

Spend your Saturday night with a sky full of stars, a full picnic basket and a free movie in the Park. Come along to Leslie Park with your friends and family and enjoy the good times together, just don’t forget your blanket and comfy chair!

Event Transport and Parking:

From Brisbane by Car: Follow Samford Rd. Travel down the road for 5 minutes before turning right onto Dawson Parade. The park is located opposite Arana Hills Plaza.

Mother’s Day Picnic in the Park

Sunday, 12 May 2019
George Willmore Park, Ferny Hill
1.30PM - 4PM

Treat your mum this Mother’s Day to a relaxing and fun afternoon with the perfect park picnic. With a massive array of food stalls to choose from, no one is going hungry. The live music performances will be playing for most of the afternoon, all you need to do is find a cosy spot and spend time with the most important lady in your life.

Event Transport and Parking:

By Car (25min from CBD): Take Kelvin Grove Rd, Enoggera Rd, and Samford Rd out of Brisbane. Take a right on Dawson Parade, left on Patricks Rd and a left on Ferny Way. By Bus (45min): From Roma St Station you can take the BNFG Ferny Grove bus to Ferny Grove (35min) and it’s a short 10min walk to George Willmore Park

Annual Car Boot Sale (Event Cancelled)

Sunday 19th May
James Drysdale Reserve, Bunya
8AM - 12PM

Come down and support the local McDowall-Bunya Scout Group on Sunday the 19th May with the Annual Car Boot Sale.

Salvage treasure in one of the most unique market settings, with clothes, artwork, vintage items, books and more stuff than you can poke a stick at. Don’t just come for the sales, come for a chance to meet friends, enjoy breakfast and a coffee and relax to some live music.

Are you looking to bring your car along to sell all those treasures you’ve been hoarding? Why not apply and secure your spot? Download the Application Form HERE and send the completed form to carboot@mcdowallbunyascoutgroup.com.au

Arana Hills Library May Events

The jam-packed calendar this May at Arana Hills will leave you wanting to attend one of these workshops and you are sure to leave with new found knowledge.

Author Event - Kerri Turner
Thursday 2nd May | 6PM - 7PM
Come and meet Australian Author Kerri Turner as she discusses her debut historical fiction novel The Last Days of the Romanov Dancers. Kerri a lover of ballet, history and books introducing a tale of struggling dances in The Imperial Russian Ballet and the choices they are forced to make with consequences.

New Fiction
Tuesday 7th May | 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Meet two local authors - John Hickman and Vicki Stevens. Join John as he introduces Living Upside Down; his laugh-out-loud novel of a young English family’s journey to becoming Australian. Vicki will share Shaking Trees, the first novel in her evocative Aby Eaton mystery series.

From Pantry to Pan
Friday 10th May | 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Learn to make healthy and delicious meals using the contents of your pantry and fridge with conscious foodie Emily Holmes. For adults only.

Peaceful Parenting
Tuesday 14th May | 11AM - 12PM
Join hands-on grandmother and Buddhist nun, Venerable Drolkar, to learn simple ways to increase connection with your family, raise happier, calmer kids and be a more peaceful parent.

Kids Carnivale
Saturday 18th May | 10AM - 12PM
Join us for a fun packed party celebrating Carnivale time in the Hills Community. Activities include face painting, balloon animals, craft, robotics and more.

All events are free and are held at the Arana Hills Library. Bookings are essential.
Book online - mbrc.qld.gov.au/libraries/events or Ph. 3351 3401.

Hills Carnivale

Saturday, 25th May 2019
George Willmore Park, Ferny Hill
12PM - 7PM

The final week of The Hills Festival will go off with a bang with The Hills Carnivale bringing an exciting and fun evening for everyone to enjoy! The annual event will be the host of a massive array of activities for little and biggest of kids. Entry is free so make sure you bring the whole family or miss out on a whole heap of fun!

If you are looking for something to keep your little ones busy, there will be $2 amusements rides, stilt walkers free face painting, free animal farm, free pony rides and roving musicians to get you grooving and moving. There will also be plenty of stalls both lifestyle and food to browse.

Enjoy two stages of entertainment:

Main Stage

Time & Act
12:00pm - Official Welcome
12:10pm - Hannah Bryant
1:00pm - Dan Horne
2:00pm - Dave Orr
2:45pm - Let's Bollywood Dance
4:00pm - Flaskas
5:00pm - The Lighthearts
6:00pm - Mackenzie Band
7:00pm - Fireworks

Kids Stage

Time & Act
12:00pm - Young Mic
12:40pm - Zumba with Narelle
1:10pm - Willmore Kindy
1:30pm - Mary Poppins - Neighbourhood Crèche
2:10pm - Bahja Dance Music
2:50pm - Birralee Kindy Stars
3:10pm - Nickleby the Magician
3:40pm - Theodore's Kids Club House Show
4:20pm - Mary Poppins - Neighbourhood Crèche
5:00pm - Workshop Wonders Show
5:40pm – Nickle by the Magician

Kids Zone
The Kids Zone, as you have probably already guessed, is perfect for little explorers and is the perfect place for heaps of fun.

There will be a range of free activities and awesome workshops that will run throughout the entire day. With an animal farm, bean bag game, face painting, guinea pig petting zoo, Little Green Thumbs planting activity, pony rides and heaps more, we are certain there is going to be something for everyone!

Not to mention our very special Cheeky Monkey Play centre for the tiny tots who can play in the Soft Ball Play Pit, Play House, Soft Play Shapes and more!

Rides

Once you’ve walked in and found a spot to sit back and relax, you can let the kids run wild with some of their saved up pocket-money. With all the rides across the entire park only $2 each.

But do not forget to get back to your picnic rug for 7pm for the big firework finish to end the day and end the fantastic Hills Festival!

Event Transport and Parking:

By Car (25min from CBD): Take Kelvin Grove Rd, Enoggera Rd, and Samford Rd out of Brisbane. Take a right on Dawson Parade, left on Patricks Rd and a left on Ferny Way. By Bus (45min): From Roma St Station you can take the BNFG Ferny Grove bus to Ferny Grove (35min) and it’s a short 10min walk to George Willmore Park.

Chillin’ in the Hills Market

Friday, 31 May 2019
James Drysdale Reserve, Bunya
5PM - 9PM

Experience the speciality stores the twilight market. Gather your family and friends and head down to James Drysdale Reserve on Friday 31 May for a wonderful evening under the stars.

For more information on any of the Hills Festival events head to hillsfestival.com.au


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Wednesday 1st May 12:00am
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Friday 31st May 11:30pm


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