• Arden Anglican

Savour a taste of spring this September with The Hills Shire’s biggest community event – the Orange Blossom Festival.

The festival’s main events begin on Saturday 2 September with the OBF Night Markets. Head down to Castle Hill Showground for a night of delicious street food from over 30 food trucks, as well as family-friendly entertainment from Dorothy the Dinosaur & Friends, Jellybean Jam and Dauntless Movement Crew.

Then on Saturday 9 September, the festival returns to its roots with the iconic OBF Parade. This year’s OBF Parade will be held at Rouse Hill Town Centre. Local performance and community groups will march alongside colourful floats, Pippa the Orange and floral figures down Main Street. The parade will end with stage performances in Market Square, including a special appearance from PAW Patrol.

A range of Orange Blossom Festival-associated events organised and delivered by community groups will also run throughout September as part of the month-long festival such as the Kenthurst Fair, Bonsai Show, Come & Try BMX Day, Run for the Hills Cross Country Challenge, Sydney Hills Garden Competition, Family Concert by the Sydney Hills Youth Orchestra and much more. Find out about all the events here.