Events, Festivals & Things To Do news

2016 Illuminate fireworks

Illuminate tickets now available

Published on Monday, 20th November 2017

Tickets to Fairfield City Council’s fun-filled New Year’s Eve celebration, Illuminate, are now available on Council’s website.

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    Local film history on exhibition

    Published on Monday, 13th November 2017

    Visitors to Fairfield City Museum & Gallery will soon be immersed in the history of local cinema as part of a new exhibition, Fairfield on Film.

  • Lisa Sammut art work

    New exhibition out of this world

    Published on Thursday, 9th November 2017

    Fairfield City Museum & Gallery’s upcoming exhibition, Around the Time, will allow visitors to explore the universe.

  • Merge - film poster

    New film explores identities of Fairfield City

    Published on Thursday, 26th October 2017

    Screening at The Crescent Plaza in Fairfield this summer is a short film exploring the multi-faceted identity of the community of Fairfield City.

  • Hi 5 will perform at Illuminate 2017

    Hi-5 star attraction for New Year's Eve event

    Published on Monday, 23rd October 2017

    Fairfield City Council has secured popular children’s entertainment group Hi-5 to headline its family New Year’s Eve event for 2017.

  • St Johns Park outdoor gym equipment

    Gyms in Parks returns for another lap

    Published on Tuesday, 17th October 2017

    Fairfield City Council’s popular ‘Gyms in Parks’ outdoor exercise program will return this month at St Johns Park oval where outdoor gym equipment was installed in August.

  • There’s only a few more sleeps until Fairfield's renowned street party Culinary Carnivale hits town this Saturday (21 October) from 11am – 4pm.

    Join the fiesta at Culinary Carnivale

    Published on Monday, 16th October 2017

    There’s only a few more sleeps until Fairfield's renowned street party Culinary Carnivale hits town this Saturday (21 October) from 11am – 4pm.

  • Pasta bowl

    Multicultural feast during Good Food Month

    Published on Tuesday, 10th October 2017

    Fairfield City Museum & Gallery will soon host a fantastic feast that showcases some of the best international cuisines that can be found in Fairfield City.

  • For those who love a barbecue, Fairfield City Council’s 7th annual Spanish and Latin American street party, Culinary Carnivale, has a feast in store for you on Saturday 21 October.

    Mouth-watering menu at Culinary Carnivale

    Published on Thursday, 5th October 2017

    For those who love a barbecue, Fairfield City Council’s 7th annual Spanish and Latin American street party, Culinary Carnivale, has a feast in store for you on Saturday 21 October.

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    Culinary Carnivale presents outstanding entertainment

    Published on Friday, 29th September 2017

    A pulsating line-up of entertainment has been confirmed for Culinary Carnivale – Fairfield’s renowned Spanish and Latin American Food Festival.

  • Cabramatta Moon Festival 2017 fireworks

    90,000 enjoy 2017 Cabramatta Moon Festival

    Published on Monday, 25th September 2017

    Summer-like weather on Sunday made for a great day out for more than 90,000 people who came to enjoy Fairfield City’s annual Cabramatta Moon Festival.

  • Tour de Fairfield 2017

    Fairfield bike tour a community hit

    Published on Monday, 25th September 2017

    Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone has declared Council’s NSW Bike Week event a major success.

  • Craft activities at Fairfield City Museum and Gallery

    Plenty on offer these school holidays

    Published on Monday, 18th September 2017

    Children of all ages will be kept active and entertained throughout the upcoming school holidays, with Fairfield City Council offering a large range of school holiday programs.

  • Diaspora by loribelle spirovski

    Voices of City captured in portraits

    Published on Thursday, 7th September 2017

    Fairfield City Museum & Gallery will launch the solo exhibition of Artist in Residence Loribelle Spirovski on 23 September at 2pm.

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    New exhibition explores cultural anxiety

    Published on Wednesday, 6th September 2017

    A new spring exhibition at Fairfield City Museum & Gallery (FCMG) will explore themes of social representation and identity among the Muslim community.

  • People using bike paths

    Bike tour showcases City

    Published on Tuesday, 5th September 2017

    To celebrate NSW Bike Week, Fairfield City Council invites the community to join in a free bike ride around the City on 24 September, 9am-1pm.

  • Chef Thom Bui

    Chefs an essential ingredient to Moon Festival

    Published on Friday, 1st September 2017

    Organisers of the 2017 Cabramatta Moon Festival have found the essential ingredients for foodies to learn new cooking skills on Sunday 24 September.

  • Western Sydney Airport sign

    New Western Sydney Airport newsletter

    Published on Thursday, 31st August 2017

    The latest information on the Western Sydney Airport is now available, with the release of the Winter 2017 Community Update newsletter.

  • Fairfield City Museum & Gallery Market stall

    Treasure trove at Vintage Village Markets

    Published on Thursday, 24th August 2017

    The popular Vintage Village Markets return to Fairfield City Museum & Gallery in September to celebrate the City’s diverse community.

  • Artist in Residence Loribelle Spirovski will be creating live portraits of visitors.

    Twilight art event to captivate visitors

    Published on Wednesday, 23rd August 2017

    One Night at the Museum, the annual twilight event at Fairfield City Museum & Gallery’s Vintage Village, returns next month to captivate audiences.

  • Punk culture

    History goes punk

    Published on Wednesday, 23rd August 2017

    Fairfield City Museum & Gallery will soon host a free talk that delves into the history of punk as a movement of self-expression.

  • Water slides at Aquatopia

    More rides, more fun coming to Aquatopia

    Published on Wednesday, 9th August 2017

    Fairfield City Council is planning an exciting new attraction for its popular Aquatopia water park.

  • Fairfield Picture Palace

    Cinema memories sought for exhibition

    Published on Thursday, 3rd August 2017

    Fairfield City Museum & Gallery is seeking community assistance for an upcoming exhibition highlighting cinema and filmmaking history in Fairfield City.

  • One Night at the Museum

    Volunteers wanted for twilight art event

    Published on Friday, 28th July 2017

    Fairfield City Museum & Gallery is seeking volunteer support in the lead up to its annual free event, One Night at the Museum.

  • The #CaptureFairfield winners with Mayor Frank Carbone.

    #CaptureFairfield winners announced

    Published on Wednesday, 26th July 2017

    The winners of the inaugural #CaptureFairfield photography competition were announced at Fairfield City Council’s meeting on Tuesday 25 July and presented with their prizes.

  • Alex Benetel's winning Capture Fairfield entry

    Discover Local Government Week 2017

    Published on Tuesday, 25th July 2017

    Fairfield City Council staff will hit the road and celebrate NSW Local Government Week 2017 at various mobile office locations across the City next week.

  • People watering newly planted trees

    Do your bit and plant a few trees

    Published on Monday, 24th July 2017

    Fairfield City Council is encouraging residents to get their hands dirty and be part of Australia’s largest community tree planting event, National Tree Day, on Sunday 30 July.

  • Fairfield City Museum & Gallery Market stall

    Stallholders wanted for Vintage Village market

    Published on Friday, 21st July 2017

    Fairfield City Museum & Gallery is now seeking Expressions of Interest for stallholders at its upcoming Vintage Village Markets.

  • Outdoor exercise program Gyms in Parks will return to Bosnjak Park

    Successful outdoor exercise program returns

    Published on Friday, 21st July 2017

    Fairfield City Council’s popular ‘Gyms in Parks’ outdoor exercise program will return in August, utilising gym equipment installed last year at Bosnjak Park.

  • Adult art class

    Cultural activities for all ages and abilities

    Published on Thursday, 20th July 2017

    A range of new activities for people of all ages and abilities will soon begin at Fairfield City Museum & Gallery.

  • Body image

    Right message for young women

    Published on Friday, 7th July 2017

    Fairfield City Libraries invites young women to attend a motivational workshop on 17 July, led by international author and speaker Marina Passalaris.

  • United Nations flag

    Fairfield City youth to influence United Nations

    Published on Thursday, 6th July 2017

    Fairfield City Council is inviting local youth to a free workshop with Australia’s United Nations Youth Representative Paige Burton.

  • Kids playing indoor soccer at Fairfield Youth and Community Centre.

    Keep the kids busy during July school holidays

    Published on Friday, 16th June 2017

    Parents will be able to keep their children occupied and entertained with one of Fairfield City Council’s many July school holiday programs.

  • Burra Murri Yanada - Many Eels and Full Moon

    Indigenous culture on show for NAIDOC Week

    Published on Friday, 16th June 2017

    Ahead of NAIDOC Week 2017 (2 to 9 July), Fairfield City Museum and Gallery will unveil a new exhibition that features works exploring the natural landscape of the Darug nation.

  • Bossley Park High School girls at the Capture Fairfield photo contest launch.

    Capture Fairfield and win prizes

    Published on Monday, 22nd May 2017

    Fairfield City Council is running a fun photography competition to coincide with Local Government Week 2017 and some great prizes are up for grabs.

  • Mayor Frank Carbone and puppy

    Free pet microchipping at Council

    Published on Friday, 12th May 2017

    Fairfield City Council is helping to keep local pets safe by offering a free microchipping day for owners.

  • NBN logo

    Is there NBN work near you?

    Published on Thursday, 4th May 2017

    NBN Australia is coming and you may experience disruptions during the rollout period. For any issues – contact NBN on 1800 687 626 or complaints@nbnco.com.au

  • Shanasheel

    Iraqi-Australian community celebrations ahead

    Published on Monday, 17th April 2017

    Western Sydney’s Iraqi-Australian artist community will have works featured at Fairfield City Museum and Gallery as part of a new exhibition launching 13 May.

  • Anney Bounpraseuth artwork, Cabracadabra exhibition

    Cabracadabra alakazam, new exhibition illustrates knick-knack magic

    Published on Friday, 14th April 2017

    Fairfield City Museum and Gallery will soon launch a new exhibition that highlights the curiosities and colour of Cabramatta and Canley Vale’s iconic Asian discount stores.

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    Local communities celebrated

    Published on Wednesday, 12th April 2017

    Fairfield City Museum and Gallery will celebrate two of Fairfield City’s largest communities at upcoming cultural events.

  • Mashd N Kutcher at Bring It On Festival 2017

    Bring It On! Festival major success

    Published on Monday, 10th April 2017

    Fairfield City Council’s Bring It On! Festival was a huge success on Sunday 9 April, with visitors to the largest National Youth Week program in NSW traveling from far and wide.

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    Lunch@Bibbys

    Published on Thursday, 30th March 2017

    Fairfield City Council and the Bonnyrigg Community invites you to Lunch@Bibbys.

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    Keep kids busy in April school break

    Published on Friday, 24th March 2017

    Parents will be able to keep their children occupied and entertained with one of Fairfield City Council’s many April school holiday programs.

  • Bring It On DJ entertains the crowd during Youth Week.

    Youth Week provides activities for all

    Published on Thursday, 23rd March 2017

    Fairfield City Council will host an array of free activities for the youth community in celebration of National Youth Week, held between 31 March and 9 April.

  • Children enjoying the fun of the Cabramatta East Fun Day in 2016.

    Treat for Cabramatta East children

    Published on Wednesday, 22nd March 2017

    The Cabramatta East Community Fun Day will be held at Cabravale Leisure Centre on Thursday 30 March from 3-5pm.

  • People celebrating cultural diversity at Harmony Day

    Cultural bonanza celebrates City diversity

    Published on Friday, 17th March 2017

    The multicultural bonanza, Living Cultures Festival, returns to Fairfield City Museum and Gallery on 25 March, showcasing Fairfield as one of the most diverse cities in Australia.

  • Dylan Rass is one of the latest performers to be announced for Bring It On Festival.

    Festival Ambassador highlights education and volunteering benefits

    Published on Monday, 13th March 2017

    Bring It On! Festival Ambassador said Fairfield City Council’s major Youth Week event is leading the support of youth development.

  • What Western Sydney Airport might look like when built.

    Western Sydney Airport summer newsletter out now 

    Published on Tuesday, 28th February 2017

    The latest information on the Western Sydney Airport is now available, with the release of the Summer 2017 Community Update newsletter.

  • In Stereo are just one of the great acts performing at Bring It On Festival

    Great talent for youth festival

    Published on Wednesday, 22nd February 2017

    Fairfield City Council has secured an impressive line-up of young talent for Bring It On! Festival.

  • The 2014 Garden of the Year.

    Calling all Green Thumbs

    Published on Friday, 17th February 2017

    Council is on the lookout for Fairfield’s best gardens.

  • Clean up australia day participants

    Clean Up Australia Day 2017

    Published on Monday, 13th February 2017

    Visit www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au or call 1800 282 329 to register a Clean Up site or volunteer at a site near you.

  • Dance Party at Bring It On! Festival

    Largest NSW Youth Week event returns

    Published on Friday, 10th February 2017

    Fairfield City Council will again host NSW’s largest Youth Week event, Bring It On! Festival, which returns to Fairfield Showground on Sunday 9 April from 10.30am to 7.30pm..

  • 2017 is Year of The Rooster.

    Welcome The Year of The Rooster in Fairfield City

    Published on Wednesday, 8th February 2017

    Cabramatta will come to life this weekend as Fairfield City celebrates one of the most important cultural events in South East Asia, Lunar New Year.

  • Plenty to do during Seniors Week

    Published on Monday, 6th February 2017

    Fairfield City Council will host a number of events during Seniors Week, between 3 and 12 March 2017.

  • Australia Day Community Awards winners.

    2017 Australia Day Award winners announced

    Published on Wednesday, 25th January 2017

    Community stalwart and Rotarian Roy Hilton has been named the 2017 Fairfield Citizen of The Year.

  • Photographer Markus Andersen.

    Capture Cabramatta: Photography Tour

    Published on Wednesday, 25th January 2017

    Here's an opportunity to sharpen your photographic skills with professional photographer Markus Andersen.

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    Free events for Australia Day!

    Published on Friday, 20th January 2017

    Bring your family and friends along and enjoy free activities.

  • Participants at the 2016 Grants Information Workshop.

    Council to host community grant information sessions

    Published on Wednesday, 18th January 2017

    Fairfield City Council will host grant information sessions on 1 February for interested groups, not-for-profit organisations and individuals that run initiatives that benefit Fairfield City.

  • Lunar New Year in Canley Heights

    Celebrate the Year of the Rooster

    Published on Tuesday, 10th January 2017

    Canley Heights will welcome the Year of the Rooster at Lunar New Year celebrations on Saturday 21 January 2017 from 4pm to 10pm.

  • One of Markus Andersen's images of Cabramatta.

    City's diversity shines in summer exhibitions

    Published on Tuesday, 13th December 2016

    Two exhibitions just opened at Fairfield City Museum & Gallery are set to exemplify and celebrate over the summer the City’s diverse community history. 

  • Water slides at Aquatopia

    Aquatopia opening to make big splash

    Published on Friday, 9th December 2016

    Council’s new water park, Aquatopia, will officially open on Saturday 10 December.

  • Mayor Frank Carbone and Rowena Tran with some gifts for the Giving Tree.

    Make a difference this Christmas

    Published on Wednesday, 7th December 2016

    Open Libraries customers and residents can help make a difference this Christmas by donating to Christmas Giving Trees set up at each of the library branches.

  • Christmas tree lighting in Fairfield.

    Festivities set Christmas spirit

    Published on Thursday, 17th November 2016

    Christmas is just around the corner, so to get residents in the Christmas spirit Fairfield City Council has planned a host of fun activities throughout Fairfield City.

  • Water slides at Aquatopia

    New opening date to make bigger splash

    Published on Thursday, 10th November 2016

    Aquatopia will now officially open on 10 December to allow time to install complementary inflatable rides, making the much anticipated water park even better from day one.

  • Celebrations at Grandparents Day in 2015.

    Celebrate all that is grand about grandparents

    Published on Monday, 31st October 2016

    Fairfield City Council is encouraging all grandparents, their children and grandchildren to come and enjoy free family fun activities at Council’s Grandparents Day event on Sunday 6 November.

  • Aerial photo of suburban houses.

    Have your say in our region's future

    Published on Thursday, 27th October 2016

    The Greater Sydney Commission is providing an opportunity to provide input into six District Plans being prepared as part of reviewing Greater Sydney’s A Plan for Growing Sydney.

  • C Major and the Majorettes

    Culinary Carnivale finds its Voice in 2016

    Published on Thursday, 6th October 2016

    Charismatic Latino performer C Major (Carlos Velazquez) will add some South American spice to Fairfield’s renowned Spanish and Latin American Food Festival, Culinary Carnivale, on 22 October.

  • The Vietnamese Community taking part in the Fairfield Festival Parade, in Fairfield, circa 1981.

    Our Stories - 40 years of Vietnamese settlement in Australia

    Published on Tuesday, 4th October 2016

    Photographs capturing 40 years of Vietnamese settlement in Australia will be on display at Whitlam Library, Cabramatta from 1 October to 1 December 2016.

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    Australia Day Awards

    Published on Tuesday, 4th October 2016

    Nominations close soon for the 2017 Australia Day Community Awards.

  • Neighbourhood Watch Week

    Published on Tuesday, 27th September 2016

    Neighbourhood Watch Week takes place from 3-9 October.

  • Mayoral election announcement

    Published on Thursday, 22nd September 2016

    As a result of the Mayoral Election recount, Mayor Frank Carbone has been elected as the Mayor of Fairfield City for the 2016-2020 term.

  • Spring cycle promo pic

    Time to Cycle!

    Published on Monday, 19th September 2016

    Fairfield City residents are being encouraged to dust off their bikes and get ready to ride the bridge at the Spring Cycle event on October 16.

  • Cyclists leave WSCN's base at Fairfield Showground.

    Cycling Network invites you to Fairfield Gets Active!

    Published on Friday, 9th September 2016

    Western Sydney Cycling Network will celebrate NSW Bike Week with a bike ride around the Fairfield area.

  • Australia Day Community Awards logo

    2017 Australia Day Community Awards Nominations

    Published on Monday, 22nd August 2016

    Nominations are now open for the 2017 Fairfield City Australia Day Community Awards.

  • Timomatic

    TIMOMATIC to headline Cabramatta Moon Festival

    Published on Thursday, 28th July 2016

    Dancing and singing superstar TIMOMATIC will headline Fairfield City Council’s 2016 Cabramatta Moon Festival on Sunday 04 September.

  • Dutton Lane Car park opening

    Dutton Lane Car Park opened

    Published on Wednesday, 15th June 2016

    Shoppers and visitors in the Cabramatta town centre now have access to an additional 275 new parking spaces after the Dutton Lane car park officially opened its doors.

  • Volunteers testing water quality

    The Georges River needs your help

    Published on Thursday, 5th May 2016

    Volunteers are needed on Saturday 7 May to help ecologists monitor the health of the Georges River.

  • Soil Building Workshop flyer

    Soil Building Workshop

    Published on Thursday, 21st April 2016

    Council's Sustainability and Natural Resources team is putting on, as part of a free education program for Fairfield residents, a soil building workshop.

  • School holiday fun at Open Libraries

    Published on Friday, 8th April 2016

    Council's Libraries have some great activities taking place during the school holidays. For more information call 9725 0365.

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    School holiday activities at Fairfield Museum and Gallery

    Published on Friday, 1st April 2016

    Fairfield Museum and Gallery and a host of fun activities to keep your children happy and occupied in the April school holidays.

  • Schools clean up day

    Clean Up Australia Day

    Published on Thursday, 3rd March 2016

    Fairfield City Council is encouraging the community to get involved in this year’s Clean Up Australia Day activities.

  • Outdoor gym

    Join us for a free workout in the park

    Published on Friday, 19th February 2016

    Council is offering free outdoor training sessions with qualified instructors at Fairfield Park from Tuesday 1 March.

  • Culinary Carnivale 2015

    Sponsorship opportunity for Culinary Carnivale

    Published on Friday, 19th February 2016

    Council is seeking sponsorship for Culinary Carnivale 2016 (Spanish and Latin American Food Festival), which is part of The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Month.

  • Lunar New Year Lion dancers

    Lunar New Year in Cabramatta

    Published on Thursday, 11th February 2016

    The full event program for Council’s Lunar New Year event in Cabramatta has been released and will thrill the thousands of visitors keen to experience this authentic celebration this weekend.

  • 2016 Fairfield City Australia Day Ambassador Alex Jones.

    2016 Australia Day Ambassador named

    Published on Monday, 18th January 2016

    Alex Jones - Australian performer, director, Auslan interpreter and ambassador for people with hearing difficulties – is Fairfield City Council’s Australia Day Ambassador for 2016.

  • Fairfield City Museum and Gallery school holiday program poster

    Fairfield City Museum & Gallery school holidays program

    Published on Thursday, 17th December 2015

    Fairfield City Museum & Gallery has a fantastic and fun range of activities for children these school holidays. Bookings essential!

  • Canley Heights Children's Christmas Party

    Canley Heights Children's Christmas Party

    Published on Wednesday, 2nd December 2015

    To get residents to start feeling the Christmas spirit Fairfield City Council has a host of fun activities planned.

  • The Mayor is help by enthusiastic children to switch on the Christmas tree lights.

    Christmas in Fairfield City Centre

    Published on Monday, 23rd November 2015

    Christmas is just around the corner and, to get us into the spirit of Christmas, Mayor Frank Carbone will switch on the lights of the Fairfield City Centre Christmas tree on Thursday, 3 December.

  • Fireworks

    City will be 'Illuminated' for New Year

    Published on Wednesday, 12th August 2015

    Families across Fairfield City will be treated to a spectacular fireworks celebration this New Year’s Eve.

  • Wheel out west

    Wheel out West is back for 2015

    Published on Wednesday, 5th August 2015

    Join us for a morning of cycling through the Fairfield LGA and Mirambeena Regional Park.

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    Mobile offices for Local Government Week

    Published on Wednesday, 29th July 2015

    Fairfield City Council will host a number of great events and activities this year for Local Government Week.

  • NAIDOC Week art.

    Art Exhibition for NAIDOC Week

    Published on Thursday, 2nd July 2015

    Fairfield City Museum and Gallery will host a celebration recognising NAIDOC Week with an art exhibition from locally-based arts collective, Guntawang Aboriginal Women's Group.