Fetes Fairs Festivals in Sydney/NSW/ACT

Festival MarqueeThe Fetes, Fairs and Festivals website is a comprehensive guide to what's on in Sydney and regional New South Wales, listing a range of community-based, family friendly special events and functions. A spectacular array of music and cultural festivals, high adrenalin sports and exciting family entertainment is hosted in New South Wales and ACT every year. Here is just a sample of what's on offer.

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November 24 to 25 - Corowa Christmas Festival

Join Corowa as they celebrate Christmas in Sanger Street with performances by local schools and preschools, dance groups, choirs, and musicians. With the festivities beginning at 5:30 pm on Friday November 24 make sure you are there for a special visit from Santa and his Elves. Heaps of fun for the children with a jumping castle, face painting, balloons, chalk drawings on the pavement, low-level hay bale maze, and the 'where's Wally comp' in the shop windows. Get into the Christmas spirit and enjoy the late night shopping, the delicious foods on offer from the local hospitality businesses, raffles and the chance to win a local shopping voucher. Don't miss the highlight of the night at approximately 7:30 pm with the lighting of Corowa's very own beautiful Christmas tree! Saturday night brings a Street Party! Featuring live music by George Macfloyed Blues Band on the main stage. Sit back, enjoy a cider or a beer from Bridge Road Breweries and grab a bite from one of the food stalls. Check out the kid's activities and the classic hot rods and cars. A great evening for all the family! - Sanger Street Corowa NSW

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November 25 - Clemton Park Public School Fete

Come along and join us at the Clemton Park Public School Fete for a fun day of rides, games, guest appearances, market stalls and much, much more. Support your community and your school!! 10am to 4pm - 185 Bexley Rd Earlwood NSW

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November 25 - Christmas on the Green

Experience the magic of Christmas at a free family-friendly concert with a visit from Santa! Christmas on the Green is a lively and festive night, perfect for families offering great entertainment for young ones and adults alike, with plenty of space to spread out. Hosted by Jimmy Giggle and featuring Bananas in Pyjamas, The Fairies, The Listies and children’s entertainment legend, Peter Combe. There's Santa stockings jam-packed with goodies, Kids craft activities and Food vendors. Don’t miss the fireworks display at the end of the concert. 6.30pm to 8.30pm - Martin Place Sydney NSW

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November 25 - Christmas at Martin Place

Kick off Christmas at the free Martin Place Christmas concert. See the interactive Christmas tree lit by Santa and the Lord Mayor, who’ll arrive on a cycle-drawn sleigh. The concert starts at 6.30pm. Enjoy performances from Kate Miller-Heidke, Justice Crew, All Our Exes Live in Texas, Jay Laga’aia, Australia’s most prolific Indigenous female entertainer Christine Anu, and the Australian Girls Choir. GPO restaurants, bars and pop-up dessert bar will be open for the duration of the concert, offering a variety of food and drink options.The night finishes with a spectacular fireworks display to mark the start of the festive season.. 10am to 4pm - Hyde Park North Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW

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November 25 to 26 - Sri Lanka Food & Culture Festival

Sri Lanka Food & Culture Festival is an authentic, alluring and mouth-watering event that invites you to get up close and personal with this stunning island destination. The festival is a feast for the senses, with something for everyone – from traditional handicraft stores and live performances, to the endless tea and tantalising food, and stacks of holiday giveaways too. You won’t want to miss out! - Tumbalong Park, 11 Harbour St, Sydney NSW

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December 1 - St John's Christmas Twilight Market

This year's St John’s Gordon Christmas Twilight Market will feature a variety of stalls selling homemade cakes and jams, arts and crafts, fashion, jewellery, Christmas decorations, and stocking fillers. Traditional homemade Christmas cakes and puddings will also be available. 4:00pm - 9:00pm - 754 Pacific Highway, Gordon NSW

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December 1 to 3 - National Cherry Festival

Young is the undisputed Cherry Capital of Australia. The vibrant and progressive town of Young, located on the south west slopes of New South Wales, is gearing up to host the National Cherry Festival this December. The three day celebration will include quirky and colourful festivities including the National Cherry Festival Street Parade, Christmas Street Market, cherry pie eating championships, cherry pip spitting competition, live music, drum and pipes bands, Hilltops Wine Expo, Young and Region Farmers Market, fringe events, and much more - Young NSW

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December 2 - Coogee Family Fun Day

Who will be coming to The Coogee Family Fun Day? This event is held every year in Goldstein Reserve at Coogee Beach. A favourite for locals and visitors to the eastern beaches for over 20 years. It has over 80 market stalls, rides, free petting zoo, five hours of live performances including local dance groups, yoga classes, and Santa. - Goldstein Reserve Coogee Beach Coogee NSW

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December 2 - Alexandria Village Christmas Concert

Kick off your festive season at our free family friendly concert hosted by Jimmy Giggle and featuring children’s favourites Nay Nay Let’s Play, The Listies, the Australian Girls Choir and Caravana Sun. Kids will enjoy the craft activities, and can play table tennis and giant Jenga with our Christmas elves. Variety will have a fundraising barbecue. You can also enjoy a gelato from Dolce Bacio. Santa will make a special guest appearance, and the night will close in a glittering fireworks display. - Alexandria Park Buckland Street, Alexandria NSW

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December 2 - Berry Merry Christmas

Enjoy the magic of Christmas in Berry! Kids will delight in cheering on the runners of the Santa Dash, waving to Santa on his sleigh in the Grand Santa Parade, and enjoying free rides and activities after the parade. Why not take advantage of late night shopping by wrapping up your Christmas shopping in our stylish boutiques, quality toy shops and gourmet producers. You can even join in the fun by participating in the Santa Dash or being a part of the Parade. Then top off the evening with dinner at one of the many beautiful cafes and restaurants in town. 5pm to 8pm. - Berry South Coast NSW

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December 2 to 3 - Narrabeen Lakes Festival

2017 sees the celebration of the 24th Narrabeen Lakes Festival at Berry Reserve, on the shores of Narrabeen Lagoon. The Narrabeen Lakes Festival is a vibrant festival with something for everyone: entertainment, amusement rides and over 140 market stalls selling everything including food and baked treats from various countries, refreshments, fresh produce, preserves, arts and crafts, clothing, bric-a-brac and plants. Displays include Australian Working Dogs Association, Maritime Rescue and vintage cars. There is a covered entertainment area featuring live acts, Saturday 9.30am to 9.15pm, including a Fireworks display at 9pm, and Sunday 10am to 4.30pm. - Berry Reserve Narrabeen Lakes NSW

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December 3 - BBQ and Food Fiesta

Sydney's longest and biggest Parilla BBQ! Highlights include Parrilla Argenchino Catering 15 Metre long Parrilla BBQ; Live Entertainment - Latin Bands - DJs + Trophies for Sydney Show Cars; Rides and Face Painting for the Kids; Food - Dessert - Market Stalls' Chorizo Eating Competition and much more! 10am until 5pm - 443 Smithfield Rd, Prairiewood NSW

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December 3 - Surry Hills Village Christmas Concert

Kick off your Christmas celebrations at our free family friendly concert hosted by Jimmy Giggle and featuring children’s favourites Justine Clarke, Bananas in Pyjamas, The Listies and Brown Sugar. Kids will enjoy the craft activities and can play table tennis and giant Jenga with our Christmas elves. Enjoy the sausage sizzle and don’t miss a gelato by Dolce Bacio. Santa will make a special guest appearance, and the night will close in a glittering fireworks display. 6.30pm to 8.30pm - Prince Alfred Park Chalmers Street, Surry Hills NSW

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December 7 to 31 - Toronto Festival of Lights

See Toronto decorated and illuminated from December 7th on Thursday and Friday evenings and on New Years Eve from 6.30pm to 9.30pm to celebrate Christmas and the Holiday Season. Walk around the viewing trail or drive around the 5km driving route or better still hop on one of the Christmas Fun Buses leaving from The Boulevarde and the Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto.Each Thursday night there will be a Christmas Market from 3pm to 9.30pm with stalls in the park and in The Boulevarde to complement the current shopping offerings. Stock up on such items as Christmas Gifts and Decorations , Holiday food and tasty treats available from festively decorated stalls and shops. On Friday nights the air will be filled with Christmas and holiday music, performances will be featured on the Foreshore and throughout the town. Be entertained by Christmas Characters and hear Christmas stories as you wander around the festive displays. - Berry Reserve Narrabeen Lakes NSW

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December 8 to 9 - Fairgrounds Festival

Fairgrounds Festival takes place in the picturesque Berry Showgrounds on the NSW South Coast. Spread across two glorious days filled with sun, music, great food and good times, Fairgrounds Festival is set to welcome festival goers in December. This year's line-up is championing some of Aussies greatest talents and international legends, including: Aldous Harding, Client Liaison, DD Dumbo, Future Islands, Hockey Dad, Holly Throsby, Japanese Breakfast, Jen Cloher, Marlon Williams, Noname, The Shins, The Tesky Brothers, You Am I plus many more - 2017 is looking to be the biggest year yet! Fairgrounds provides a unique experience boasting diverse markets, artisan foods, a pool, games on the green and Little Fairgrounds, proving that festivals are for absolutely everyone. - 35 Alexandra Street, Berry NSW

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December 9 - Matsuri Japan Festival

Matsuri in Sydney is an exciting massive one day event. There will be lots of food stalls and beers in a beer garden. Music and dance performances, and stage shows such as karate, sumo and taiko performances. Learn the traditional arts and crafts in workshops with activities including origami and calligraphy! This is a one day only event, so don't miss out! Come and explore Japan for a day - you will be in love with Japan by the end of it! - Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour, Sydney NSW

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December 9 - Rushcutters Bay Village Christmas Concert

Kick off your Christmas celebrations at our free family friendly concert. MC Emma Palmer from Play School will introduce you to Bananas in Pyjamas, Splashdance the 7 Sopranos, children’s entertainment legend Peter Combe and Son Veneno. Kids will enjoy the craft activities and can play table tennis and giant Jenga with our Christmas elves. Enjoy the sausage sizzle and don’t miss a gelato by Dolce Bacio. Rushcutters Bay Park kiosk will be open too. Santa will make a special guest appearance, and the night will close in a glittering fireworks display. 6.30pm to 8.30pm - Reg Bartley Oval, Rushcutters Bay NSW

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December 9 - Georges River Magic of Christmas

Friends and families are invited to join us for a festive evening in Carss Bush Park, which against a magical backdrop features festive stalls and special performances. The Magic of Christmas event is a much-loved local tradition for members of the Georges River area with the event having something for everyone to enjoy. Families are welcome to bring their own picnic to enjoy during the performances, but there is also plenty of food and drink available for purchase from our on-site market stalls. - Carss Bush Park, Kogarah NSW

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December 10 - Rosebery Village Christmas Concert

Kick off your Christmas celebrations at our free family friendly concert. MC Jay Laga’aia, will introduce you to Bananas in Pyjamas, Justine Clarke, The Australian Girls Choir and El Orqueston. Kids will enjoy the craft activities and can play table tennis and giant Jenga with our Christmas elves. Enjoy the sausage sizzle and don’t miss a gelato by Dolce Bacio. Santa will make a special guest appearance, and the night will close in a glittering fireworks display. 6.30pm to 8.30pm - Turruwul Park, Rosebery NSW

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Christmas in the Hills

December 13 - Christmas in the Hills

Christmas in the Hills returns on 13 December with live entertainment, carols, delicious food stalls, rides, a spectacular fireworks display and more. Come and enjoy a Christmas celebration that honors the true spirit of Christmas, with all funds raised donated to local charities. 4.00pm to 9.00pm - Bella Vista Farm Park Baulkham Hills Sydney NSW

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December 13 - Carols by the Sea at Bondi Beach

Welcome in the festive season at this year's Carols by the Sea at Bondi Beach. This merry annual event brings the community together to celebrate the spirit of Christmas. With children's entertainment, Christmas tunes and carol singing, it's a great way to celebrate the festive season. It promises to be a fun night for everyone, so make sure to get down to Bondi Park, Bondi Beach for this FREE, festive, community event! Bring along your Christmas spirit, singing voices and a rug to sit on! 5.00pm to 8.30pm - Bondi Park, Bondi Beach NSW

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Christmas Wonderland

December 16 to 24 - Christmas Wonderland

Christmas Wonderland presents Sydneysiders with a Christmas extravaganza not to be missed. Experience the enchantment of a white Christmas as you skate on the ice rink; throw a snowball or build a snowman in the snow play area; enjoy magical stage and ice shows; explore the Christmas village and marvel at Santa's Candy Cane Lane. Christmas Wonderland is a fantasic family day out in the heart of Sydney, with a single entry fee enabling you access to unlimited rides, unlimited ice skating and snow play, Christmas activities and shows, themed Christmas walk throughs and magical light displays. Session times run for 4 hours between 10am - 2pm or 3pm - 7pm daily. - Sydney Showground, 1 Showground Road, Sydney Olympic Park NSW

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December 17 - Woolworths Carols in the Domain

Woolworths Carols in the Domain is Australia's largest free Christmas concert, held in the Domain, adjacent to the Royal Botanic Gardens. With performances from a variety of Artists, Woolworths Carols in the Domain is Australia's premier Christmas concert for the whole family to enjoy. Come early to enjoy the pre show entertainment and activations or at twilight for the commencement of the main event. - The Domain Sydney NSW

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December 17 - Coogee Carols

Amanda Keller returns to host this free event which draws an audience from local and surrounding areas to celebrate community, family and the spirit of Christmas, in a park next to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world for a relaxed night of fun for everyone to enjoy. Locally based celebrities and personalities volunteer their time to appear at the Coogee Carols, performing traditional and contemporary carols, supported by a live band, and of course a special appearance by Santa. Large Screens are placed at Goldstein Reserve for crowd visibility and the event finishes with a fireworks display. - Goldstein Reserve, Coogee Beach NSW

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December 26 to January 29 - Huskisson Carnival

The Huskisson Carnival is an annual event running from Boxing Day through to Australia Day. For four hours each night, come and ride Australia's popular thrill ride The Power Surge, the Hurricane, Sizzler, or Dodgem Cars. They also have the Body Rock and Disk'o. For the younger ones they have Cars4Kids (mini Dodgems), giant Slides, Wild Chairs, Merry-Go-Round, Flying Elephants, Rocket Ride, Crazy Cars, Crazy Flyer, Jumping Castle and Jurassic Roller Coaster. Pay one flat fee for four hours of fun, unlimited rides, and much much more. Hot food and drinks also available. 6pm to 10pm - Huskisson Playing Fields Tomerong Street, Huskisson NSW

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December 31 - New Year's Eve at Dudley Page Reserve

Waverley Council invites families to celebrate the New Year at Dudley Page Reserve, Dover Heights. This event is perfect for families with a relaxed family entertainment plus amazing views of the harbour fireworks. Bring a picnic and rug and enjoy this New Years Eve Family event with a free jumping castle, face painting, playground, DJ, music & dancing. Or just sit back and relax the whole night with friends and family watching the incredible views of the fireworks display. Licensed bar & food stalls available. 6pm to 12.30am. - Dudley Page Reserve, Dover Heights NSW

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December 31 - Corowa New Year's Eve Fireworks

To welcome the arrival of 2018, the Rotary New Year's Eve Fireworks will fill the skies twice during the evening at John Foord Oval. The first Junior Show at 9:30pm will entertain families and others looking for an early celebration, while the second show officially marks the start of the New Year at midnight. - John Foord Oval Bridge Road Corowa NSW

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Sydney NYE

December 31 - Sydney New Years Eve

The world-famous Sydney New Year's Eve fireworks are an unforgettable experience. With the truly magnificent setting of Sydney Harbour, the iconic Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, dazzling fireworks displays wow revellers at 9pm and midnight. Whether you're meeting friends and family in a public viewing area, attending a rooftop party, or aboard a boat, you're in for a magical night as you see in the New Year. - Sydney Harbour Sydney NSW

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January 13 - TasteFest on the Manning

On 13 January, the full deliciousness of the Manning Valley will be unleashed at our second TasteFest on the Manning. TasteFest is super-family-friendly with entertainment and food for all ages. It’s a celebration of our region’s love of food. Set on the foreshore of the Manning, the festival will run alongside our annual Summer Rowing Regatta. Pull up your rug by the river, savour that treat from the food truck, or check out the boutique beer garden. Because its all about creating those special summer moments. There will be a range of seating and standing table options and lots of undercover area. The event will go ahead rail, hail or shine and remember, the Manning foreshore is the coolest place to be on a warm summers day! So go on – come along and get your taste of the Manning. It’s easy to get involved – we promise you will have a great day! 10.00am to 9.00pm - Manning River Foreshore, Queen Elizabeth Park NSW

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January 26 - Georges River Australia Day Festival

For over 25 years, Australia Day at Carss Bush Park has attracted people from right across the region with its spectacular entertainment program, which showcases great live music, diverse cultural performances, amusing entertainers and market stallholders. People attending the event also enjoy a fantastic fireworks display over Kogarah Bay, which concludes the day. This event attracts tens of thousands of people from right across the local area and is even attended by Sydney-siders from across the city’s southern suburbs. 10.00am to 9.00pm - Carss Bush Park, Carwar Avenue, Carss Park Kogarah NSW

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January 28 to March 24 - The Sunset Cinema

The most memorable outdoor cinema experience, The Sunset Cinema, returns to North Sydney for the 2018 season, with a whole new look and feel. Gather your friends and family, sit back, relax and watch the stars at your new summer local. The 2018 season is packed with new release blockbusters, quirky comedies, award-winning features and cult classic – perfect for a date night, girls’ night out or some family fun. 7.00pm to 10.30pm - North Sydney Oval, North Sydney NSW

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February 10 - Hurstville Lunar New Year Festival

In 2018, Council will be welcoming in the Year of the Dog as part of our Lunar New Year Festival. This fantastic event will include a spectacular celebrations in Hurstville, which will see tens of thousands of people from across the region attend. Highlights include traditional Lion Dance, entertainment, food stalls, giveaways, Carnival attractions and a festival atmosphere. - Forest Road Hurstville NSW

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February 22 - Kogarah Lunar New Year Festival

In 2018, Council will be welcoming in the Year of the Dog as part of our Lunar New Year Festival. This fantastic event will include a spectacular celebrations in Hurstville, which will see tens of thousands of people from across the region attend. Highlights include traditional Lion Dance, entertainment, food stalls, giveaways, Carnival attractions and a festival atmosphere. - Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave Street Kogarah NSW

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February 24 to 25 - Tumbafest

Tumbafest is an annual festival held in the picturesque town of Tumbarumba, in the western foothills of the New South Wales Snowy Mountains. It is a celebration of quality music and local cool climate food and wine. Proudly supported by Hyne Timber, Tumbarumba’s largest employer, Tumbafest is held on the last weekend of February, and is an event sure to entertain the whole family! - Tumbarumba NSW

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March 24 - Gerringong Public School Fete

We are excited to announce that the theme for the 2018 Gerringong Public School Fete will be Medieval Fairytale… think castles, princesses, knights and dragons! This is a once-in-three-years event, with food stalls to tempt, games to play, display, activities, entertainment, performances and so much more! It's an important and exciting event for our whole community which raises vital funds for Gerringong Public School. We'd love to see you there! - 12 Archibald Rd, Gerringong NSW

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May 12 - Inaburra Open Day & Fete

The Inaburra Fete is an annual school fundraising event run concurrently with our Open Day. It is a chance to experience the Inaburra community, meet the Principal, tour the campus grounds and enjoy a variety of student performances. Shop the Bargain Lane, Billa Books and a range of novelty market stalls selling everything from take home food to fashion, jewellery, homewares and giftware, view student exhibitions, enjoy a delicious high tea or BBQ lunch and let the kids go crazy on the giant inflatables. - Billa Rd, Bangor NSW

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June 11 - Rutherglen Country Fair

The Rutherglen Country Fair is one of the largest regional markets in Victoria. It is held on the Sunday of the Queen's Birthday long weekend from 9am to 3:30pm and is part of the popular Winery Walkabout . Come along and grab a bargain from over 300 stallholders. Produce and craft stalls, an animal nursery, variety of food stalls, buskers and music for a carnival atmosphere to be enjoyed by the whole family. Stretching the length of Main Street, the fair turns our small town of Rutherglen into a bustling place to be during the Winery Walkabout weekend. Free entry to competitions include barrel rolling at 11am, where competitors roll wine barrels up and down the main street, the infamous grape stomp between locals and between politicians commencing at 1pm. Great prizes can be won. Something for every member of the family. - Rutherglen VIC

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