Marrickville Council holds a range of free community and cultural events throughout the year that celebrate the vibrant and diverse character of the area.
Council's events program aims to strengthen the community of Marrickville by supporting community engagement, promoting a vibrant street-life and celebrating our rich cultural traditions.
For more information on Council's events program, please phone 9335 2142 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate Australia Day with the annual celebration of festivities in Enmore Park and feast on local delights. Events kick off at 3pm with the Citizenship Ceremony and announcement of the Citizen, Senior Citizen and Young Citizen of The Year, followed by live local entertainment from 4.30pm before a spectacular fireworks display. There are tonnes of free activities for all the family, so Share A Picnic Rug this Australia Day in Enmore Park from 3pm – 9pm.
International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women's Day is a national holiday and here at Marrickville Council we celebrate the achievements of local women throughout the community.
Taste Portuguese culture at the annual Bairro Português – Petersham Food & Wine Fair. Now in its 12th year, the streets in Petersham will come alive with a party atmosphere with contemporary/traditional Portuguese & Brazilian dancing and music. Stalls lining the streets will serve delicious Mediterranean, Portuguese and Brazilian cuisines, wines, beers and sangria! The Bairro Português – Petersham Food & Wine Fair will be held on Audley & Fisher Streets on Sunday 16 March from 10am – 6pm.
Now in its second year, Celebrate 2044, St Peters, Sydenham and Tempe’s own community fair celebrates the local area with a relaxed picnic style event on the greens at Tillman Park. In partnership with the local community, businesses and schools, the event will feature entertainment, local produce and activities for the whole family. Celebrate 2044 will be held in Tillman Park, Tempe on Sunday 18 May from 11am to 4pm.
Open Marrickville is an eleven day festival celebrating multiculturalism through storytelling, music, dance, art, theatre, food, and simply gathering together. The festival takes place in a variety of locations across the Marrickville area. These activities are organised by local community groups, schools and community organisations, with support from Marrickville Council through a grants program.
The Dulwich Hill Village Fair celebrates the delights of the Dulwich Hill Village with live entertainment, children’s activities and a huge mix of market stalls including handicrafts, home wares, children’s toys and clothing and homemade preserves and sweets, all celebrating the diversity and quality of local produce. The Dulwich Hill Village Fair will be held on Marrickville Road between New Canterbury Road and Durham Lane on Sunday 1 December from 10am – 4pm.
Council's flagship event, the Marrickville Festival once again brings together all our diverse and vibrant people, cultures, and creative communities with a feast of international cuisine, live music and entertainment. With over 120 stalls displaying local produce, handmade artesian works, gifts and community groups as well as a Main Stage program, The Break music competition and a range of free activities for kids, there are a host of activities for the whole family. The Marrickville Festival will be held along Marrickville and Illawarra Roads on Sunday 20 October from 10am – 5pm.
Stallholders: Applications for stallholders at the 2013 Marrickville Festival are open until 5pm, Monday 26 August 2013. Apply online here: online stallholder application form
Performers: Applications for all performers for the Marrickville Festival 2013 are open until 5pm, Monday 26 August. Apply online here: online performer application form