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Retro Festival 8 April 2017

Posted on: Tuesday, 7 March 2017 at 4:53:01 PM


The Dongara Retro Festival is a new event being organised by the Retro Festival Committee, supported by the Shire of Irwin. The festival will be held on Saturday 8 April 2017 in conjunction with the Dongara Denison Drive Ins, 50th year of operation. The event aims to celebrate all things retro by including a temporary rollerdrome facility at the Irwin Recreation Centre, themed market stalls, classic car displays, rock and roll dancers, a vintage fashion parade and a full drive-in experience in the evening.


Afternoon Tea and Fashion Parade

Saturday 8 April 2017

2pm – 4.30pm at the Irwin Rec Centre,

$20 per ticket, purchased from the Dongara

Port Denison Visitors Centre. Keep your ticket to be in the running for the door prize.


Retro Rollerdrome Skate Experience

Come dressed in your retro best and get ready to “Snowball” as LDAG man the DJ booth.

8 April 2017


Session 1: 9am – 11am

Session 2: 11am – 1pm

BYO Skates or Borrow free of Charge

Safety Pads Provided

BYO Helmet


The Retro Markets

Will be held at the Dongara Denison Drive Ins from 9.30am – 1.30pm on the 8 April 2017. The Markets will include Arts & Crafts, Food Vans, Entertainment, Vintage Cars, Vintage & Retro Items, Upcycled & Repurposed antiques.


The Drive Ins 50th Birthday Celebration

Kong: Skull Island PG-13 will be showing on 8 April 2017. Gates open at 5pm and the movie starts at dark. Pre movie entertainment includes Markets, Rock and Roll Dancers, Cutting of the Birthday Cake. Food will be available from the venue.

Walk Ins only on the night. Pre-Purchase car tickets now from the Dongara Port Denison Visitors Centre. Limited car spaces available.

Cars $30 and Walks Ins $5


For more information contact Shannan Taylor on 9927 0000 or email or visit the Shire's Events Calendar.

Darren Simmons
Chief Executive Officer 

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