There is plenty on in and around the Hills this weekend! And don’t forget to vote in the referendum on Saturday 14 October.


Parramatta Lanes. Wednesday 11 October to Saturday 14 October.

Parramatta Lanes is back for 2023, bigger and brighter than ever. 5pm – 10pm Wednesday & Thursday | 5pm – 10.30pm Friday & Saturday.

Over four nights, discover all-new eats, beats and art as Parramatta is transformed into a maze of FREE, after-dark fun.

Try new flavours at pop-up bars and food stalls, follow the rhythms of music and find fascinating art installations scattered throughout the laneways. This year features more than 120 musical acts, over 40 food stalls and 3 giant artworks.

Find out more here.


Savour the Flavour – Hawkesbury. Saturday 14 October. Richmond Park. 4pm to 9pm.

The Hawkesbury’s newest taste sensation is back! Savour the Flavour Hawkesbury, Council’s huge food and beverage event, is set for Saturday 14 October from 4pm to 9pm at Richmond Park, Richmond.  Everyone is invited to this special FREE event that will celebrate the Hawkesbury’s role as Syndey’s food bowl. A delicious line up of stalls will have food, produce and beverages to sample and buy – including fresh produce, apple pies, fresh and barbecued meats, pizza, bush tucker, honey, desserts, organic food, jams, juices, alcoholic beverages and more.

There will also be live cooking demonstrations and entertainment, facepainting, outdoor lawn games, rides, Leonardo da Vino workshops and interactive kids’ workshops.

Getting to Richmond is easy. It’s a 90 minute train ride from the Sydney CBD. It’s also close to the Richmond Road M7 turnoff. Parking is available at Hawkesbury Showground, Richmond Marketplace and around the town centre. Peppercorn Services also will be offering those needing accessible transport, a shuttle bus service from the Hawkesbury Showground to Richmond Park.

Find out more at and also see the full list of sponsors and stallholders involved.


Family Fun Day at Dural Country Club. Sunday 15 October. From 11am.

Dural Country Club have got an incredible day of family fun planned on Sunday 15 October from 11am.

There’s FREE entry, plenty of parking and a load of free activities including a petting zoo, Gelato Messina, face painting, balloon twisting, a jumping castle, live music and much more!

This is the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with your loved ones and enjoy the outdoors.

This is a great event for all ages, and all are welcome! So, invite your friends, neighbours, and anyone who’s up for a day of fun and laughter.

Find out more here.


Blacktown City Pet Festival. Sunday 15 October. Blacktown Animal Rehoming Centre. 10am to 2pm.

Blacktown City Council will be holding their annual Pet Festival on Sunday 15 October at Blacktown Animal Rehoming Centre.

Between 10am and 2pm they will keep you and your pets entertained with an amazing line up of activities including:

  • Steve Austin and the detection dogs
  • pet competitions
  • face painting
  • pony rides
  • pet caricatures
  • reptile displays
  • dog obedience demonstration.

To view the full program and for more information, please visit here.

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