Lights, Beats and Eats Community Event. Saturday 14 September. 4pm to 9pm. 

The Hills Shire Council’s Orange Blossom Festival – Lights, Beats and Eats returns this weekend with a brand new look, feel and location! The community favourite will ignite Castle Hill Showground in colour, light and sound from 4pm to 9pm on Saturday 14 September. There’s an exciting line-up of entertainment and activities to keep you entertained, including top live music acts like Aussie rock legend Jon Stevens, dance and acrobatic group Dauntless Movement Crew, The X-Factor Australia Season One winner Reece Mastin and Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band from ABC Kids. Enjoy awesome dazzling light installations, delicious gourmet street food, roving entertainment, face painting and so much more! 

Highlights include:

Entertainment: Acts on the night include children’s entertainment group Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band from ABC Kids, dance and acrobatic group Dauntless Movement Crew, The X-Factor Australia Season Three winner Reece Mastin and Aussie rock legend Jon Stevens.

Food: Some of the best food trucks in the state will descend on the Showground, including Gelato Messina, Pimp My Chimney, Chur Burger, Smokin’ Grill Barbeque and Tsuru.

Light installations: See and snap photos with beaming light installations, including trumpet flowers and giant inflatable mushrooms. Plus, there will be glow-in-the dark face painting and light-up fairy floss.

Roving entertainment: To add to all the entertainment, LED dancers, hula hoop performers and fire twirlers will be wandering through the Showground on the night.

Skating rink: Enjoy a skating session around the OBF roller rink.

Fireworks: The evening event will end with a spectacular fireworks display.


King’s Fest at The King’s School North Parramatta. Saturday 14 September and Sunday 15 September. Gates open 10am. 

Staged on The King’s School’s picturesque grounds, King’s Fest is the School’s largest major event drawing in the King’s community, as well as many new to the community, from across Sydney and beyond. The event will be held over three days, commencing with the King’s School Art Show on Friday, 13 September, followed by a two-day King’s Fest weekend held on Saturday, 14 and Sunday, 15 September.

This year is especially exciting, celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Art Show, and the 25th Anniversary of the Art Prize.

King’s Fest will feature a range of favourite attractions such as the animal nursery, artisan and growers’ market, food and wine stalls, jewellery dispensers, wine and whisky tasting, high tea, carnival rides, festival food and musical entertainment the whole family can enjoy. You can also expect special guest performances from Nickelodeon’s Paw Patrol and Sesame Street. As well as, a kids DJ with a Bop Till You Drop Disco, that will keep them entertained for hours. On Sunday, everyone’s favourite returns – the All-British Vintage Car Rally, featuring over 1,200 cars.

Don’t forget to plan your Saturday to stay on and enjoy the afternoon entertainment and, new this year, King’s Fest’s twilight fireworks spectacular, commencing at 6.45pm.

Parking is $5 online or $10 at the gate.

Visit for more information or download the King’s Fest App.

Spring Super Sale. Hills Super Centre. Saturday 14 September and Sunday 15 September.

Visit the Hills Super Centre on Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 Sept for the Spring Super Sale! There are activities for everyone – a style masterclass, interior designer workshops, a free glitter & braiding bar, mini sand art workshop, fairy floss and face painting for the kids! And of course amazing offers and sales! More details:

Family Fun Weekend at Castle Towers. Saturday 14 September and Sunday 15 September. 11am to 2pm.

The third weekend of every month is family fun weekend at Castle Towers. You’ll find pop-up treat carts, popular characters to meet and greet, free kids meals* and much more! This weekend kids can meet Hey Duggee, enjoy warm buttery popcorn at their pop-up treat cart and get fancy with complimentary glitter tattoos.

And this weekend, to celebrate spring’s arrival, Castle Towers are hosting an exclusive launch weekend. Don’t miss brilliant offers on fashion, beauty, homewares and more plus enjoy complimentary beauty treatments at their pop-up beauty bar, sweet treats by N2 Extreme Gelato and a complimentary beauty gift with purchases over $230*.

Orange Blossom Festival Annual Art Awards. Saturday 14 September. 10am – 4pm.

Castle Hill Art Society will celebrate local art with the Annual Art Awards for adults and children. This exhibition also provides a great opportunity to buy original art from local artists.  Saturday 14 September. 10am – 4pm. Castle Glen Community Centre, Ridgecrop Drive, Castle Hill.

Rouse Hill Public School Fair. Saturday 14 September. 10am to 3pm.

Rouse Hill Public School’s Spring Fair will be held on Saturday the 14th September, 2019 from 10am-3pm. There will be rides, stalls, food, entertainment, raffles and much more! Closer Avenue, Rouse Hill.

Rural Fire Service Get Ready Weekend. Saturday 15 September.

Get Ready Weekend (14-15 September 2019) is a family friendly event and a great opportunity to meet your local firefighters, get involved in kids activities, climb abroad a fire truck, see firefighting displays and specialist equipment.

By visiting your nearest Get Ready Weekend event, you can do your bit to prepare your family and property ahead of a long, hot and dry bush fire season.  Click here to search for your nearest event.

HMAS Parramatta Freedom of Entry Parade. Saturday 14 September. 10.30am to 12.30pm.

An opportunity for our community to honour the men and women of the Royal Australian Navy and our City’s namesake, HMAS Parramatta.

10:30am – 11:15am: Performances by Parramatta City Brass and Hills Concert bands. Prince Alfred Square.

11:15am – 12pm: Forming of the Guard and Parade Review, the Cenotaph, Prince Alfred Square

12pm – 12:30pm: HMAS Parramatta Freedom of Entry Parade commences at Prince Alfred Square, including the ‘Challenge’ on Lennox Bridge, continues down Church Street and concludes at Parramatta Town Hall.

Hills Adventist College Open Day. Sunday 15 September. Castle Hill Campus. 2pm

Are you looking for a caring, mission-focused school for your child? Wondering where to get the best start for them for Kindy?  Consider Hills Adventist College, which provides a nurturing environment where every child is valued and supported to achieve their best. Attend an upcoming open day on 15 or 22 September. Further details here.

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