If you want to get a taste of inner Sydney life, there’s no better way than the vibrant and eclectic Newtown Festival. The Newtown Festival, presented by the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, is taking place on Sunday 10 November 2013 at Camperdown Memorial Rest Park. The festival, which celebrates the local community, is one of the largest community events in Sydney. It offers a fun day out, filled with music, arts and culture.
There will be 280 market stalls selling local art, vintage fashion and homemade goods as well as delicious food from all over the world. There will also be plenty of entertainment with local talent performing on three stages. The great line up spans acoustic, hip hop and world music genres. The Vocal Local Village will be spotlighting local artists and the Writers Tent will host prominent authors in panels and discussions. If you’re travelling with kids there’s plenty for them too including activities and workshops, rides, puppet shows and kids performers. There’s also the annual dog show, which is great entertainment for all dog lovers.
The festival encourages eco-friendly and sustainable living. This means you’ll need to be mindful to recycle throughout the day. The festival also has a no water bottle policy, so you’ll need to bring your own on the day. There’s an Eco Zone, which has plenty of information, exhibits and workshops about sustainable living if you’d like to learn more.
This event is free and tickets are not needed. A gold coin donation is requested. Funds raised go towards the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre.
Getting to Camperdown Memorial Rest Park in Newtown is easy with a cheap hire car that you can pick up from Hertz at their Sydney airport car rental location. It’s an easy drive and street parking is available around Newtown. If you’d prefer to leave your rental car behind and not worry about parking, buses and trains will get you to Newtown also.