Festivals & Events

Lunar New Year 2020: Year of the Rat
20 January – 8 February 2020 

Australia Day 2020
26 January

Heritage Festival 2019
18 April - 19 May

Sydney Writers’ Festival 2019
29 April - 5 May

Vivid Sydney at Chatswood
25 May - 15 June

Gai-mariagal Festival 2019
26 May – 14 July 

Festive Flag Competition
Competition closes 5.00pm Tuesday 15 October

Archipaws Pet Portrait Competition 2019
Submissions due by 9 August 2019

Emerge Festival
1 September - 13 October

Chatswood StreetFair
7 September

Pet Festival
Postponed until 24 November

Oasis Festival
28 September - 13 October

Festive Season Launch
Thursday 14 November

Carols in Willoughby Park
Saturday, 7 December

Chatswood Mall Christmas Market
Thursday 12 – Monday 23 December

Willoughby City is home to one of the most diverse and active communities in Australia. One of the benefits of belonging to such a strong community is the opportunity to celebrate together.

Our multicultural community has several significant days, festivals and celebrations that Council promotes and provides activities for which are enjoyed by residents and visitors to Willoughby.

Willoughby's largest festival is the annual Emerge Festival which takes place every September and features the ever popular Willoughby StreetFair. Other annual events include Australia Day, Lunar New Year and Harmony Day. There are also local community-run festivals such as the Artarmon and Castlecrag fairs.

There is something for everyone to see and get involved in.

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