Rathmines Catalina Festival

Date
19 May 2019

Time
8:30am to 3:00pm

Where
Rathmines Park, Stirling Street, Rathmines, Lake Macquarie NSW

Website

Cost
Adult $10, Child $5, Family $25

This popular annual event attracts thousands of flying boat enthusiasts and families who come together to celebrate the Catalina and the rich history of the Rathmines WWII RAAF Base, which by 1941 was the largest RAAF flying boat facility.

The Rathmines WWII RAAF Base was home to more than 3000 personnel during WWII, and we remember that 332 Airmen from the base lost their lives in flying boat operations during the war.

Set on the western shore of Lake Macquarie at Rathmines Park, the festival is one of the largest in Lake Macquarie. With entertainment for the whole family, crowds are invited to enjoy live music, including the RAN Band Sydney Admiral’s Own Big Band, a classic car show and shine, market stalls, kids' activities and much, much more in a commemorative nod to Rathmine's unique history.