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Huge fireworks displays to light up Lake Mac Festival this month

Simultaneous and spectacular fireworks displays will light up the lake from pontoons off Warners Bay, Rathmines and Belmont later this month as part of the Lake Mac Festival.

The fireworks will launch at 9pm on Saturday, 22 January.

Families who want to make an evening out of the fireworks’ experience are being encouraged to bring a picnic and blanket and enjoy the live entertainment, Australian music and food trucks.

Other live-sites will be in full swing on the night too including Swansea Bay Beach, near Swansea Lakeside Holiday Park, and the Booragul foreshore.

The Museum of Art and Culture, yapang will also host a special evening of entertainment including a tasting experience inspired by their current exhibition, Truth in Fire: Tim Georgeson.

Ticket holders for the Palette of a different kind event at MAC, yapang will enjoy an exclusive cellar door style gin tasting with local makers from Earp Distilling Co and paired delicacies from Three Bears Café.

Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay Fraser said the festival weekend would also include a free family breakfast at Thomas H Halton Park, Croudace Bay on Saturday 22 January, with food provided by Carlos IGA Woodrising.

The 8am-noon Saturday family fun day will feature games, face-painting and entertainment by The Little Scallywags and Hi-5 founding member Tim Harding. A laid-back afternoon of music, food and wine will also be held at Speers Point Park on Sunday 23 January.

“Events like the Lake Mac Festival are all about activating our local communities, bringing people together and providing a boost to local businesses and vendors,” Cr Fraser said.

All the Lake Mac Festival events will have a COVID-safe plan in place and will comply with all NSW Health regulations. Go to lakemac.com.au for more information.