About The Festival
Drouin’s Ficifolia trees hold a significant place in Drouin’s identity, being planted in 1936 by local school students.. Not only are these trees heritage listed, they also comprise the largest known flowering gum tree plantings found in Australia. They burst into flower in February, an avenue of red, pink and cream clusters of blooms giving the ideal background for our Festival, and giving it their name – the Drouin Ficifolia Festival.
Drouin’s Ficifolia Festival has been bringing the community together for a tremendously successful week for many years. The event began in 1989 with a handful of people eager to communicate with others, and keen to dedicate a special time of the year to focus on the people who make up our wonderful community.
In 2013 the Festival celebrated its 25th year milestone by opening ‘Festival Lane’, a charming little walk–through from our original shops to the more recent businesses lining a parking area, behind which is our glorious Civic Park, a delightful place to enjoy passive recreation and where the walking trail to our sister-town, Warragul begins.