Rathmines Catalina Festival
Now in It's 12th year, the Rathmines Catalina Festival will see flying boats in the skies over Lake Macquarie – seaplanes that is! On May 19th this popular event, held by the Rathmines Catalina Association, attracts thousands of flying boat enthusiasts and families to celebrate the rich history of the Rathmines RAAF Base. The festival will have something for the whole family, offering markets, kids activities, live music, food stalls, a classic car show n shine, military and community displays, historical exhibitions and much more. The highlight is a spectacular air show, featuring a formation aerobatic display, breathtaking stunts and amazing manoeuvres. Visitors can also get a birds eye view of Lake Macquarie in a seaplane joy ride! The event will run from 9am–3pm at Rathmines Park in Lake Macquarie. Entry $10 per adult, $5 kids and $25 for a family.