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 will be loads of free activities for all the family.
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 13th year, the streets in Petersham will come alive with a party atmosphere with contemporary/traditional Portuguese and Brazilian dancing and music. Stalls lining the streets will serve delicious Mediterranean, Portuguese and Brazilian cuisines, wines, beers and sangria!
Marrickville Council will mark the centenary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli next April with a street parade, community BBQ, historical exhibition, new public art, and the unveiling of the refurbished forecourt and plinth for the new Winged Victory on Sunday 19 April, with the parade to begin at 10am. Marrickville Remembers will provide an opportunity for the whole community to honour all the men and women of Marrickville who made such incredible sacrifices during The Great War.
Lead up events before ANZAC Sunday will include the planting of a lone pine, author talks and movies throughout the local area.
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.
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.
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 artisan works, gifts and community groups as well as a Main Stage program, International Dance Floor, The Break music competition and a range of free activities for kids and the whole family.