Prepare to party at the Blacktown City Festival

Published on 10 April 2019

A crowd of over 80,000 expected for the Medieval Fayre at Nurragingy Reserve..jpg

Blacktown City is set to be transformed into a fun filled festival of food, culture and entertainment during the Blacktown City Festival from Saturday 18 May to Sunday 26 May 2019.

To help you gear up for the celebrations, a website is up and running with all the Festival information you and your family need.

“The website is designed to be an easy point of access for people to browse, register for events and purchase tickets,” Blacktown City Mayor Stephen Bali MP said.

“This year’s celebrations are anticipated to attract over 150,000 people, with a crowd of over 80,000 expected across the two days for the Medieval Fayre at Nurragingy Reserve,” Mayor Bali said.

“There will be something for everyone with the festivities bringing colour, movement and vibrancy throughout the City.”

The Medieval Fayre on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May and Banquet on Saturday 18 May will kick off the festival on.

“Nurragingy Reserve becomes a medieval fairground with armour displays, a working blacksmith, the jousting competition, a birds of prey show and many medieval-themed stalls,” Mayor Bali said.

“The medieval theme continues into the night on Saturday 18 May as we gather to dine on medieval food and drink.”

The Reconciliation Walk and Gathering event on Saturday 18 May at Mount Druitt is another highlight of the Festival.

“The gathering is a positive way for people of all backgrounds to come together and participate in a contemporary Aboriginal healing ceremony. There will be dreamtime stories, cultural workshops, art displays and the Mount Druitt’s Got Talent competition,” Mayor Bali said.

Catering to all ages, the festival also features the very popular Baby Shark Kids Concert on Thursday 23 May, a free screening of Pokémon detective Pikachu on Wednesday 22 May, and why not have a game of putt putt golf on the Village Green from Thursday 23 to Saturday 25 May.

Foodies will once again be given the opportunity to tantalise their taste buds with the Sweet Indulgence desert festival on the Village Green on Thursday 23 May, as well as celebrate local music and the diverse cuisines on Blacktown’s Main Street, during the Beats and Bites, from Monday 20 to Friday 24 May.

Making a popular return is the adults only “Lots of Laughs Comedy Night” on Friday 24 May and the Australian Tenors will serenade you during a gala evening on Saturday 25 May, both at Blacktown’s Bowman Hall.

“Come along and be entertained by some of the country’s funniest comedians including Australia’s hi-jab wearing Muslim comedian, Frida Deguise; former AFL player, Sean Woodland; Vince Sorrenti, and Suren Jayemanne,” Mayor Bali said.

Of course it would not be a Blacktown Festival without Streets Alive and Parade Day on Saturday 25 May.

“The vibrant parade will travel through the streets of our CBD and is a spectacular display of colour and excitement with roving characters, floats and marching bands,” Mayor Bali said.

“There will also be performance by Australian Idol winner Stan Walker on the main stage at 1 pm, performances from different cultures, a huge number of arts and crafts stalls, and food trucks.”

For more information please visit blacktown.nsw.gov.au/festival or contact Council on 9839 6000.