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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. These 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 to neighbourhood events and place activations and civic functions and commemorations.

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's signature events. Go to our What's On calendar to see a full listing of Council and community events.

World Food Markets

Select Fridays from 4 December to 26 March

Enjoy great international food and live music on Friday nights at Freshwater, Narraweena and Mona Vale. More

Australia Day

26 January

Community events to entertain and instil a sense of pride. Includes Northern Beaches Australia Day Awards recognising those who have made a valuable contribution to the Northern Beaches community. More.

Senshu International Marathon, Japan

Late February

Two Northern Beaches marathon runners take part in the Senshu International City Marathon. Applications open November each year. More

International Women’s Day

8 March

Recognising and celebrating a significant day for women with a breakfast and raffle proceeds donated to charity. 

Youth Week

13 – 22 April

Organised by young people for young people. It provides an opportunity to share ideas, attend live events, have voices heard on issues of concern and showcase talents. 

Seniors Festival

April

Host of creative activities, education and information sessions, fitness and exercise programs, health and wellbeing sessions, outings, activities and special events. More 

Anzac Day

25 April

Council hosts Anzac Day commemorations with three services on 25 April: Dawn Services at Manly War Memorial and Manly Dam and a commemoration service at Manly War Memorial. More

Taste of Manly

Wine lovers and foodies – mark it in the diary now, the all new event, Taste of the Beaches is coming. We’re taking the ever-popular Taste of Manly event and transforming it into a month-long celebration of the best on 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. Our new COVID safe event will be bigger and tastier than ever.

Plastic Free July

July

Council supports the Plastic Free July global movement by organising events and urging the community to 'Swap this for that!' More.

Northern Beaches Art Prize

Northern Beaches Art Prize adapted to times of social isolation during COVID-19. Entries for "Postcards from Home" were open during June and was hosted online 31 July to 30 September 2020. 

Vietnam Veterans Day

18 August

Due to the risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and acting on advice of lead NSW and Federal health authorities, Council made the decision to cancel this event in 2020.

Manly Jazz

Due to the risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and acting on advice of lead NSW and Federal health authorities, Council made the decision to hold this event online in 2020.

Avalon Car Boot Sale

26 October

This community event is a great way for residents to sell their pre-loved households goods, which is a positive alternative to sending unwanted belongings to landfill and it also helps prevent illegal dumping. More

Remembrance Day

Due to the risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and acting on advice of lead NSW and Federal health authorities, Council made the decision to cancel this event in 2020.

Christmas Choral Concert

Due to the risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and acting on advice of lead NSW and Federal health authorities, Council made the decision to cancel this event in 2020.

Christmas by the Beach

Due to the risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and acting on advice of lead NSW and Federal health authorities, Council made the decision to cancel this event in 2020.

 

New Years Eve 

Due to the risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and acting on advice of lead NSW and Federal health authorities, Council made the decision to cancel this event in 2020.