Blacktown City Festival is back and there will be something for everyone to enjoy!
The festival will run for 10 days from Friday 21 May to Sunday 30 May and will include more than 20 events, concerts, exhibitions, markets, a Medieval Fayre and Banquet, and a parade. “After an extremely challenging 12 months, Blacktown City Council is proud to be able to provide some fun and excitement and a range of rich cultural experiences for all the community,” said Blacktown City Mayor Tony Bleasdale OAM.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions and in the interest of public health, Council has made some changes to traditional festival events and booking procedures. The number of people attending all events will be limited in line with the public health guidelines and bookings will be required for most events. “The festivities will begin with fun at the Lots of Laughs comedy night, featuring some of Australia’s best comedians,” Mayor Bleasdale said.
“The Reconciliation Walk and Gathering in Mount Druitt will be a festival of entertainment, dreamtime stories, cultural workshops and art displays celebrating our Aboriginal culture and heritage.
“We’ll step back in time at the Medieval Fayre and Medieval Banquet and there will be music performances throughout the festival from some of Australia’s best performers.
“The traditional street parade will be replaced by a parade and mini-festival at the Blacktown International Sports park at Rooty Hill. “I am looking forward to all the events this year, especially after the past 12 months. I invite you all to come and celebrate at the festival.”
- Lots of Laughs Comedy Night: Friday 21 May – West HQ and Friday 28 May – Blacktown Workers Club.
- Reconciliation Walk and Gathering: Saturday 22 May – Dawson Mall, Mount Druitt – dreamtime stories, cultural workshops, stalls and entertainment.
- Blacktown City Medieval Fayre: Saturday 22 May & Sunday 23 May – Nurragingy Reserve, Doonside. Birds of Prey, medieval displays, arts and crafts, pony rides and a jousting competition.
- Blacktown City Medieval Banquet: Saturday 22 May – Nurragingy Reserve, Doonside. An authentic recreation of the Medieval banquet celebration that took place either before or after an epic battle.
- Bluey Kids Concert: Wednesday 26 May – Bowman Hall, Blacktown. Join Bluey and Bingo on stage for the live and interactive show.
- Play School Concerts: Friday 28 May, 10:00am and 1:00pm, Bowman Hall, Blacktown. Join all the characters from Play School for their Let’s Play Together Concerts.
- Blacktown Night Markets: Friday 28 May – 4:00pm to 9:00pm, redeveloped Warrick Lane Precinct, Blacktown. Live music, street food, desserts and plenty of food trucks.
- Blacktown City Parkfest. Saturday 29 May 10:00am to 3:00pm – Blacktown International Sportspark, Rooty Hill. Several performance areas, arts and crafts, rides, food market and a spectacular parade showcasing Blacktown’s diverse, multicultural community.
- For all festival information visit: www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/festival.