Creative Open

Art, design & music

25 - 28 July

Featured Events

Thu 25 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
The Strides

Freshie Palooza

Freshwater Brewing Company, Brookvale

Head down to our festival hub where Freshwater Brewing hosts 4-days of action including workshops, talks, circus, night markets, and a stacked live music program featuring The Strides, Gold Fang, Ruby Jackson, Loretta, Edgecliff, Ah Honey and more.

Thu 25 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
Green Mohair Suits

Bookoccino

Bookoccino, 66 Old Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon Beach

Authors and music collide at this Avalon institution with an Authors Evening and live performances by Green Mo Hair Suits, and Element Ensemble.

Thu 25 Jul
6.00 PM - 8.00 PM
Weaving Bridges

A Weaving Stories Celebration

Curl Curl Creative Space, 105 Abbott Rd, Curl Curl

Join the Sky Spirit Weaving Stories celebration with local Aboriginal knowledge holders, weavers, musicians, and astronomers and view the collaborative installation at this special opening night event.

Thu 25 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
Aston Martinis

InSitu

In Situ, Manly

Let The Aston Martini's sweep you off your feet at Swing and Gin, or catch great live local acts across the weekend.

Thu 25 Jul
Sat 27 Jul
Bucketty's

Live Music at Bucketty's Brewery

Bucketty's Brewery , Brookvale

Dance the night away in front of the Bucketty's stage.

Thu 25 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
Don West

Steyne Sessions

Hotel Steyne, Manly

Manly's iconic seaside venue hosts ping-pong parties, courtyard hip-hop, and rooftop sets featuring DJ James Jensen, and Northern Beaches' own soul man Don West.

Thu 25 Jul
7.00 PM - 10.00 PM
Laura Coleman

Canned Laughter Winter Gala

Bonsai Bar, 4 Pines Manly, Manly

A night of non-stop laughs at Canned Laughter feat. Dan Muggleton, Laura Coleman, Elliot McLaren, and Freddie McManus.

Thu 25 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
Donny's

Donny's Bar

Donny's Bar, Manly

Free live music at Donny's Bar every night! Featuring: Adrian Joseph, Tony Gibson, Billsbry, Gabe Parisotto and Steve Tonge.

Fri 26 Jul
Sat 27 Jul
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The Metal Space Open Studio

The Metal Space, Brookvale

Fire up at this metalworking playground and unite, learn, and make together.

Fri 26 Jul
Sat 27 Jul
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Glass Beadmaking Workshops

2/1 Sydenham Rd, Brookvale

Learn flamework to create a hand-made necklace or bracelet to take home.

Fri 26 Jul
5.00 PM - 8.00 PM
Freshwater Brewing

Creative Open Night Markets

Freshwater Brewing Company, Brookvale

Browse a curated selection of makers and designers at this after-hours market as Lolo's vintage caravan stage hosts live music performances by ROY and Sydney's queen of soul Ruby Jackson.

Fri 26 Jul
5.30 PM - 7.30 PM
Kristina Wilson

Creative Open Happy Hour

Manly Art Gallery and Museum, 1a West Esplanade, Manly

Experience art after dark at MAG&M's Happy Hour. View exhibitions by Katy B. Plummer and Western Desert Artists, live music by Kristina Wilson and Ethan Saunders, and episodic performance art by Kuba & Szymon Dorabialski. Sponsored by Little Ripples Wine.

Fri 26 Jul
Sat 27 Jul
Chubbs

Chubbs BBQ Jam

Chubb's Bar, 79 Winbourne Rd, Brookvale

Serving up the best-smoked meats this side of Brookvale, Chubb's BBQ Jam offers bluegrass, alt-country, and spaghetti western sounds by Joe West, The Golden Strangers, and the JLD Trio.

Fri 26 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
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Dad & Dave’s Presents

Dad & Dave’s 45 Mitchell Road, Brookvale

Music and Brews at a Family Favorite, with performances by Rattlesnake, Sun Loungers and other live local acts across the weekend.

Fri 26 Jul
7.00 PM - 10.30 PM
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The Bally's Best of the Beaches

Balgowlah Bowling Club , Balgowlah

The Bally is bringing the noise with wicked tunes, fresh local brews, and a killer line up feat. Luke Escombe, Lines of Flight and 2024 Northern Composure winners Astrovan.

Fri 26 Jul
7.00 PM - 10.00 PM
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DJ Stephen Ferris

Market Lane Live, Manly

Rare grooves, nu-disco and boogie played by Sydney's godfather of funk, FBI's DJ Stephen Ferris.

Fri 26 Jul
Sat 27 Jul
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Shenanigans at 7th Day Brewery

7th Day Brewery, Brookvale

Discover your new favourite brew today while listening to experimental groove-based trio Almost Toast or vibey sonic spins by DJ End in Tears.

Fri 26 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
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Market Lane Live

Market Lane Live, Manly

Music under the stars. Featuring: DJ Stephen Ferris, Gabe Parisotto & Oliver Debus.