Festivals & Events
Sydney Writers' Festival [cancelled]
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.
Lunar New Year 2020: Year of the Rat
Monday 20 January – Saturday 8 February 2020
Australia Day 2020
Sunday 26 January 2020
The Chatswood Family Festival on The Concourse
Seniors Festival 2020
1 - 29 February 2020
Carols in Willoughby Park
Saturday 7 December 2019
Sunday 24 November 2019
18 April - 19 May 2019
Sydney Writers’ Festival
29 April - 5 May 2019
Vivid Sydney at Chatswood
25 May - 15 June 2019
26 May – 14 July 2019
Festive Flag Competition
Competition closes 5.00pm Tuesday 15 October 2019
Archipaws Pet Portrait Competition 2019
Submissions due by 9 August 2019
1 September - 13 October 2019
7 September 2019
28 September - 13 October 2019
Festive Season Launch
Thursday 14 November 2019