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Blacktown City Festival

The Blacktown City Festival is back! Held over a week in May, the event will take place at various locations around Blacktown.

The beginning of the festival week will see the Nurragingy Reserve transformed into a medieval spectacular for the Blacktown City Medieval Fayre.

Over 80,000 people typically attend the opening weekend alone. The week will end in the Blacktown central business district with the amazing Streets Alive and Parade Day. In between those two events, there are plenty of mid-week festival activities for all ages to enjoy. They include the Sweet Indulgence Dessert Festival, bird shows, incredible combat displays, non-stop entertainment and competitions. There’s plenty for all ages to see and do at the Blacktown City Festival!

This weeklong celebration brings colour, energy and diversity to the city of Blacktown. From performances by local dance groups to hundreds of arts and craft stalls, there won’t be a dull moment to be had. It’s a truly great week that brings the Blacktown community together and attracts visitors from all around Australia.

Enter party mode in May and celebrate the beautiful city of Blacktown. With activities from Medieval Times to the present day, it is a family-friendly event to be enjoyed by everyone. Don’t miss out!

Blacktown is a suburb that’s about 40 kilometres north-west of the Sydney CBD via the M2. It has its own train station on the Blue Mountains Line.
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The Blacktown City Festival is a multi-day annual event that transforms the city into a hotspot of entertainment, culture, and food. The family-friendly event features dozens of attractions, colourful parades, performances, arts and crafts, food trucks, activities, and amusement rides.

The festivities take place at different locations around the Blacktown CBD. Each year, well over 100,000 people participate in the week-long activities. One of the major highlights is the parades, where dozens of intricate and lively floats are designed by the various multicultural groups including the Ahmediya Group, Buddhist, Christian, Australian Sikh, and more; highlighting the rich diversity and culture of Blacktown’s residents. Many performances will be free of charge, but some rides and attractions will have entry fees.

Blacktown City Festival organizers will be providing public restrooms, wheelchair access, and free Wi-Fi throughout the festivities. During the festival, certain streets may be closed off to make way for stalls and activities. Be sure to check out the event map and details closer to the date.

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