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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

Each Friday from 17 January to 20 March

Enjoy great international food and live music on Friday nights at Freshwater, Manly and Narrabeen. 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

6 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

February

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

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

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

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 will be hosted online 31 July to 30 September. 

Vietnam Veterans Day

18 August

Due to the risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and acting on advice of lead NSW and Federal health authorities a decision regarding this event will be made closer to the time.

Manly Jazz

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

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 has made the decision to cancel this event.

Creative Made Makers Market

30 November

Contemporary craft and design stalls offering unique and locally made homewares, accessories and skincare with a distinct beaches flavour. Tramshed Arts & Community Centre. More.

Christmas Choral Concert

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

Christmas by the Beach

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

 

New Years Eve 

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