Emerge Festival 2021


The North Shore’s popular Emerge Festival is back this spring from 1 September – 3 October with a collection of colourful and creative COVID-safe community events to celebrate the emergence of spring. The festival features events for all the family across Willoughby City. From art exhibitions, workshops and food and drink to outdoor activities, digital events and plenty for the kids, there’s something for everyone.

Emerge Festival is a time when the north shore comes alive and emerges from winter to enjoy the sunshine, take part in outdoor activities and discover new groups and events. So don’t miss the opportunity to discover the hidden gems in your neighbourhood and to support local businesses and community groups.


We're sorry to announce that the North Shore's biggest street party, StreetFair, will not be going ahead again this year. The health and safety of the community, staff, volunteers, stallholders and all our wonderful participants is top priority. We have decided that it's best to wait until we can present the festival you know and love at a time when it can be enjoyed without restrictions.

Register now to take part! If you run events, activities and other COVID safe community programs we want to hear from. The closing date for registrations is strictly 1 August.  Register now