Celebrate more than 50,000 years of culture at the family-friendly festival
Celebrate local Aboriginal culture and heritage with workshops, outdoor markets and a fireworks finale along the Parramatta River foreshore. This year's festival honours the richness of 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait languages through storytelling, performances and children's activities.
The afternoon festival features music performances by Vic Simms, Benny Walker, Kristva Pav and the Social Fabric, plus saltwater sound group the Green Hand Band. Visitors can watch traditional and contemporary dance by Wagana Aboriginal Dancers, Torres Strait Islander group Aunty Cindy’s Mob, the Hand/Simms family and roaming Bowerbird performers from the Treasures crew.
The Blak Markets return with stalls selling Indigenous arts, crafts, skincare products and bush foods, including a free barbecue by Kalico Catering. For kids, there is a Gunya storytime tent, native flower arranging, weaving, jewellery and tool making workshops. Plus, all ages can join a guided sun-spot or star-gazing tour or enter the Darug language ‘sound baths’, where you can soak in the sounds of one of the first dialects in Sydney.
Stick around for a fireworks display along the foreshore.