The Lake Mac Women in Sport Festival is back for 2024 offering a week-long celebration aimed at empowering young girls and women in sports.
Hosted annually in March, this festival is a vibrant showcase of inclusivity, athleticism, and community spirit. The event lineup is packed with fun and engaging activities, designed to inspire and uplift participants of all ages and skill levels.
The festival promises something for everyone eager to get involved in the sporting scene.
One of the festival’s highlights is the Try a Sport day, where attendees can explore a variety of sports free of cost. The initiative aims to break down barriers to participation and encourage individuals to discover new athletic passions. With interactive components at each stall, participants can dive into the world of sports with enthusiasm and curiosity, supported by friendly coaches and fellow enthusiasts.
The festival also features a range of community events spread right across Lake Macquarie offering opportunities for families to engage with local sports clubs, learn about upcoming programs, and connect with like-minded community members.
From Sporty Kids storytimes at Lake Mac Libraries to a Skaties 80s event at MAP mima, there’s a diverse array of activities happening.
The festival also serves as a platform to celebrate the achievements of women in sports, recognizing their versatility, ferocity, and success.
As part of the festivities, Lake Mac will host the Lake Mac Inspirational Women in Sport Breakfast, featuring special guest Liz Ellis AO. This event offers a unique opportunity to hear from a renowned figure in the sports world and celebrate the contributions of women in the athletic arena.
As preparations for the festival get underway, organizers are gearing up for a week filled with excitement, camaraderie, and sporting prowess. With a diverse range of activities planned, the festival promises to be a vibrant celebration of women in sports, inspiring individuals of all ages to embrace the joy of physical activity and the thrill of competition.
The 2024 Women in Sport Festival is happening from 2-10 March across Lake Macquarie. Check out some of the key dates and events below and head to lakemac.com.au to find out more.
Lake Mac Women in Sport Festival
Key Events & Dates
TRY A SPORT DAY
There will be something for everyone, each stall has a fun, interactive component that can engage all members of the family!
WHEN: 3 March
WHERE: Speers Point Park
DARLINGHURST SUPPORTED BY PIPER BUTCHER
Join Golden Guitar winning act Darlinghurst and Piper Butcher for a fabulous night of live music.
WHEN: 7 March
WHERE: Warners Bay Theatre
LAKE MAC WOMEN IN SPORT INSPIRATIONAL BREAKFAST
A celebration of women, their versatility, ferocity and success with host Liz Ellis AO.
WHEN: 5 March
WHERE: Club Macquarie
GIRLS CAN’T SURF FILM SCREENING
Film screening followed by Q and A session with former Pro-Surfers Jodie Cooper and Pauline Menczer, led by local journalist Jess Rouse.
WHEN: Wednesday, 6 March
WHERE: Warners Bay Theatre