Spring Festival season is here!

I love this time of year because Spring is jammed packed full of festivals. The first Spring Festival is kicking off in Marrickville on Sunday 21 October, closely followed by Surry Hills, Newtown and then the Glebe Street Fair. Keep the following dates free because there will be loads of fun, food and entertainment for the whole family.

Marrickville Festival
Sunday 21 October
11am – 5pm
Marrickville Road and Illawarra Road, Marrickville

The Marrickville Festival will feature local entertainment, including young up and coming bands, more established acts, comedians and poets at a ‘War of the Words’ stage, an International Dance Floor, and roving street performers and buskers. This year the Marrickville Festival also hosts ‘The Break’ where young bands will have the opportunity to perform for the 30,000 odd Marrickville Festival goers and compete for incredible prizes including playing on the main stage at the 2012 Newtown Festival!


Street art lovers will be entertained by two great artists battling it out in a Secret Walls event. The Kids Play Park will be a big attraction, with a climbing wall, face painting, jumping castle, and magic show. As always, the foodies will find cuisines from around the globe on offer at the hundreds of food stalls lining the streets, while being entertained by street performers, roving entertainers, and buskers including Dora the Explorer, magicians, and clowns. Here’s hoping the weather and turnout is just as good as it was last year.



Surry Hills Festival
Saturday 27 October
Prince Alfred Park, Surry Hills
10am – 10pm

The Surry Hills Festival is a fundraiser for the Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre (SHNC) which provides vital support to the Surry Hills community. The festival will have music stages, art installations and performances, a chai temple, a selection quirky themed bars, an eco living village, children’s festival and an array food and market stalls with the beautiful backdrop of the park.

Headlining the festival are indie-electronic favourites Tijuana Cartel, ad Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire!. The main stage will also host a range of established and up-and-coming acts including Australian hip-hop MC The Tongue, indie talents Nantes, the True Vibenations, Afrobeat mainstays The Liberators, and the folk/punk musings of Mojo Juju.


Newtown Festival
Sunday 11 November
m – 5.30pm
Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, Newtown

Newtown Festival programme includes: 3 music stage, huge kids and family zone, Vocal Local Village, Writers Stage, Eco area, MC Cyclery Games Arena, Bike Boulevarde, interactive workshops, Street Theatre and Art Spaces, Newtown Festival Dog Show, 280 market stalls, food stalls with an international flavour and licensed bars.

The Newtown Festival is an important event in the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre’s calendar with ALL monies raised by the Festival returned to the Centre to provide community support services to the local community.  Newtown Neighbourhood Centre supports people through community action and provision of services to address their need, focusing on the disadvantaged and vulnerable members in the community.



Glebe Street Fair
Sunday 18 November
10am – 5pm
Glebe Point Road (between Parramatta and Bridge Roads)

The Glebe Street Fair, now in it’s 29th year, is one of the oldest in Sydney and will feature a kilometre long centre of bustling fun, filled with stalls, fabulous international food, kids’ rides, entertainment and activities. Many of the stallholders have been coming to the Glebe Street Fair from all over Sydney and regional NSW for many years. On Sunday 18th November, over 250 stalls, laid out on either side of Glebe Point Road, will bring the party to the streets. There will be quality goods on sale, including collectables, designer jewellery and clothing, fabulous arts and crafts, gourmet food and irresistible bargains.

The organisers are expecting crowds of 100,000 people, attracted to the live music, performance acts, street theatre and children’s activities in Foley Park. The Glebe Street Fair is fun for students & families, shopaholics & foodies and kids of all ages!!





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3 Responses to " Spring Festival season is here! "

  1. Janet says:

    Don’t forget Norton St Festa on Sunday Oct 28th http://www.nortonstreetfesta.com.au/homepage/

  2. nadine says:

    Thanks Janet!

  3. Carolyn says:

    And then there’s the last hurrah… Dulwich Hill Community Fair
    Sunday 2 December 2012

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