The Gai-mariagal Festival (formerly the Guringai Festival) was founded in 2001 and aims to raise awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the Northern Sydney region.
The festival starts on Sorry Day, 26 May and goes through the end of NAIDOC Week, the second week in July each year. The festival involves councils and numerous reconciliation and community groups. Events include workshops, art exhibition, performances, films, talks and more.
Local events happening on the Northern Beaches include:
- Teena McCarthy, Down by the River, Darling …,
- Weaving Bridges Project
- Singing Up Country: Spirit and Land
- Avalon Community Library NAIDOC Week Celebration
- Together We Walk – Katandra Bushland Sanctuary
More information on the Gai-mariagal Festival website.