Emerge Festival – 6 Weeks of Art, Music & Celebration

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North Shore’s biggest and brightest spring celebration, the Emerge Festival, is back this September and October with a huge line up of new events and activities! Hosted by Willoughby City Council, the 6-week-long annual festival will feature visual arts exhibitions, live entertainment, film and music performances, kids’ and youth events, cultural and community celebrations and more. 



What’s On For Kids?

Children, teens and young people will be spoilt for choice with dozens of creative, colourful and entertaining events, workshops and activities. Highlights include:

StreetFair – the North Shore’s biggest street party

When: Saturday 7 September 10am – 4pm

Where: Chatswood Mall, Victoria Avenue

Experience performances from amazing bands on multiple stages, taste food from around the world at stalls lining up the streets, view the 1000 plus member parade, discover the interactive zone for kids and much more.

Watch the street parade from 10.30am and see over 700 people show off their costumes and dance!

  • Magical Lane – a fantasy world for younger children, including unicorn rides, farm animals and a jumping castle
  • Chatswood Mall – circus, cosplay, K-pop and beatboxing performances
  • Rock climbing wall – Anderson Street, free
  • Kidzone Stage – performances from the North Shore’s best dance schools
  • StreetFair Arcade – Join the Australian Esports League and play Just Dance, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Tennis Aces, Tekken 7 or Asphalt 9 on your mobile with Gameloft.
  • Zen hub – yoga and guided meditation area
  • International food stalls – enjoy a range of delicious food from around the world.



Festival Oasis

When: 28 September-13 October

Where: The Concourse, Chatswood


Pet Festival

When: 9am – 3pm Saturday 24 November

Where: OH Reid Memorial Oval, Reid Drive, Chatswood West

  • Activities for pets and their human companions.
  • From doggy fashion parades to pet workshops, there’s plenty to do with your animal friend.
  • Cost – free.



See the full list of events and find out more at www.emergefestival.com.au