What’s On


Entertainment for 2024 is ready to go.

For the Kids

Fun, fun, Fun

This year we will again have a Kermis (Carnival) and an entry ticket ($10)  for children, entitles them to unlimited rides all day, 4 jumping castles, children’s games, sjoelbak with some great prizes and more. The rides will be inside the pavilion so weather will not be an issue. For a small extra charge, there will be: Face Painting & Balloon twisting. Teenagers will also be asked to pay $10 for entry and for that, they will be able to compete in the Sjoelbak competition (multiple times) for great prizes and we are working on more.


Master of Ceremonies

This year’s musical program will be hosted by Margreta Kuijper. She is superfamiliar with the Holland Festival, having attended her first one in 1995, three weeks after setting foot on Australian soil. You may have seen Margreta as one of the musicians in the Zuiderkruis dutch popband at Holland Festival 2020 and 2023. She is looking forward to present this year’s program to you!

Ben Plunkett

Entertainment Manager

Rotary Casey President and musician Ben Plunkett, will be the  Entertainment Manager 2024. Ben has 3 main passions in life: photography, travel and music. His business, Plunkett Media, serves his first passion. He has travelled to 8 countries so far and looking forward to travelling somewhere new very soon! Ben isn’t performing currently (his claim to fame is performing on stage to a packed Fed Square in 2011) but loves playing drums and singing when he gets the chance. Ben’s really looking forward to seeing everyone perform and the event as a whole 😄

Paul Rubens

Event Manager

Paul was born in s’Hertogenbosch,  and arrived in Melbourne as a 5 year old. He has been involved in the Melbourne Dutch community as a business man since 1956 and has attended or worked at every Holland Festival since the first one at the Dandenong Showgrounds. Paul is a Rotarian and runs the festival for the Dutch Community and to raise funds for worthy charities and community organisations supported by the Rotary Club of Casey..