In October 2014, as the Facebook group 4074 Community & Beyond was nearing 1,000 members, they decided to hold a community barbecue to celebrate. During community consultation it was also decided to support three local charities and the business community donated numerous prizes that were raffled to raise funds for these worthwhile charities.
Along the way, with the support of the local Council and Rotary, the barbecue turned into the 4074 Community & Beyond Inaugural Family Fun Day. The community got behind the event, word of mouth spread, and the Family Fun Day was a success.
With the success of that first event and the community’s encouragement, it was decided to make it an annual event with the addition of local artist and bakery stalls, more attractions and hopefully, a little more fun!
The 4074 Family Fun Day is first and foremost about families, community and belonging and creating a fun and safe environment for all to enjoy.
Sunday, 29th March 2015
We had an amazingly successful inaugural event held on Sunday, 29th March 2015. An estimated 500 people attended and enjoyed the free entertainment which included a jumping castle, baby animal farm, face painting, kids sports, dance and music displays, massage tent, police car and sausage sizzle. We had numerous raffles on offer including Easter baskets and goods and services donated by the local community.
Sunday, 1st May 2016
Held on Sunday, 1st May 2016 our second event was bigger, better but wetter! We had much to offer including market stalls, raffles, baby animal farm, giant bouncing castles, face painters and balloon artists, cake bake competition, burger eating championship, lucky dips and more! It was great to see the local community come out and support the event in their raincoats and gumboots and the kids had so much fun.
Sunday, 21st May 2017
Held on Sunday, 21st May 2017 our third event was the biggest yet! With thousands attending, the day was packed with lots of families and huge smiles. We had so much on offer including the mega slide and laser tag rides, market and food stalls, animal farm, face painting, inflatable bouncing castles, Just Poppy’s burger eating challenge, Centenary’s Next Great Baker, cent auction, raffles, DJ and more.
Sunday, 9th September 2018
Held on Sunday, 9th September 2018 our fourth event didn’t disappoint and the day was full of sunshine and laughter. We had markets and food stalls, stage performers, animal farm, face painting, inflatable bouncing castles, Just Poppy’s burger eating challenge, cent auction, raffles, DJ and more.
We were delighted to see so many coming out to support this event and can’t wait to do it all again in 2019!