Festivals & Events

Upcoming 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.

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Past Events

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
January 2020

Seniors Festival 2020
1 - 29 February 2020

Carols in Willoughby Park
Saturday 7 December 2019

Pet Festival
Sunday 24 November 2019 

Heritage Festival
18 April - 19 May 2019

Sydney Writers’ Festival
29 April - 5 May 2019

Vivid Sydney at Chatswood
25 May - 15 June 2019

Gai-mariagal Festival
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

Emerge Festival
1 September - 13 October 2019

Chatswood StreetFair
7 September 2019

Oasis Festival
28 September - 13 October 2019

Festive Season Launch
Thursday 14 November 2019