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Spring Awakening

Immerse yourself in an illuminated wonderland and experience a night of fire and light with family and friends.

A FREE family event to celebrate the arrival of spring!Warm yourself among flaming sculptures and be intrigued by interactive installations.

There’ll be roving performers, live entertainment and creative activities for kids and surprises for the whole family! Pack a picnic or select a delicious treat from one of our hand-picked gourmet food trucks and soak up the atmosphere. 

The Spring Awakening festival will be located at Cessnock TAFE Campus.

Come along early to participate in the ever growing lantern parade, departing from Cessnock Performing Arts Centre and continuing in a dazzling procession via Vincent Street all the way to the TAFE grounds. The parade will leave at 5.30pm sharp!

Use the hashtag #SpringAwakeningCessnock to share your photos of the event!

Spring Awakening is an initiative of Cessnock City Council, designed and developed by Cessnock Performing Arts Centre.For further information please contact Cessnock Performing Arts Centre on 4993 4266 or visit