We have more than 350 events taking place across the Northern Beaches each year. These are delivered by Council, local community groups and event organisers. Events range from small local place-based activations through to major events that attract thousands of visitors.

Council's own program of events is diverse, ranging from major community events and festivals through to neighbourhood events, place activations and civic functions.

Remember to bring your reusable water bottle and coffee cup to Council events and do your part to help end plastic pollution.

Below is a selection of Council run events held annually. Go to our What's On calendar to see a full listing of Council and community events.


Celebrate Australia


Council hosts a series of events to Celebrate Australia. This includes Northern Beaches Australia Day Awards, recognising those who have made a valuable contribution to the Northern Beaches community. 


Sun Run


Challenge yourself to a 7km or 10km fun run along the spectacular Northern Beaches coastline from Dee Why to Manly Beach. More


Mardi Gras


2024's theme ‘Our Future’ calls on LGBTQIA+ communities to imagine and demand the world they deserve, acknowledging the past, but envisioning what comes next. More

IWD Markets

International Women’s Day

8 March

Council hosts two events to acknowledge the amazing women in our local community. Join us at our annual International Women's Day Breakfast, or our International Women's Day Markets.

Anzac Day

Anzac Day

25 April

Council hosts three services on 25 April: a Dawn Service at Manly War Memorial, a Dawn Service at Manly Dam and a Commemorative Service at Manly War Memorial. 

Taste of the Beaches

Taste of the Beaches


From Manly to Palm Beach to Terrey Hills and everywhere in between, the Northern Beaches will be the place to eat, drink and play in May.

Taste logo on green banner

Taste of Manly


The iconic Taste of Manly is the pinnacle of Manly’s vibrant food, drink and music culture. Set against one of Australia’s most unique beach locations, it’s a proud showcase of our best and brightest local restaurants, brewers, and distilleries alongside Australia’s finest wine producers across two music-filled days.


Vietnam Veterans Day

18 August

A service to commemorate those who served our country during the conflict in Vietnam and associated theatres, especially the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice. More


Manly Jazz

20-22 September

Over 50 performances across three days throughout Manly's Corso, beachfront, surrounding laneways and inside local venues. From traditional New Orleans jazz to funk, Latin, fusion, blues, gospel, swing and roots, there is something for everyone. Enjoy toe-tapping, finger-snapping and soul-stirring melodies that will transport you to a world of musical magic. More


World Food Markets

October - February

Grab a bite to eat from our vibrant array of multicultural food trucks and enjoy live music on select spring/summer Friday nights.


Remembrance Day

11 November

Remembrance Day commemorates the Armistice at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, marking the end of World War I and remembers all those who have suffered or died in wars and armed conflicts. Council hosts services at Manly Dam and Manly War Memorial.

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Christmas on the Beaches


Northern Beaches Council is thrilled to present an exciting lineup of Christmas events that will enchant and delight residents and visitors alike. Featured events include Christmas Markets, Christmas Choral Concert in Manly and Christmas by the Beach in Dee Why. Join us in spreading warmth and cheer as we usher in the most wonderful time of the year.


New Year's Eve

31 December

Council hosts family fireworks at Dee Why, Frenchs Forest and Manly at 9pm, and Bayview at 9pm and midnight.


Open Air Cinema


Council hosts family friendly Open Air Cinema events at various locations throughout the year.

Picnic in the Park

Picnic in the Park


Council hosts family friendly Picnic in the Park events at various locations throughout the year. More