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Free arts, eats and beats. Sat 21 Oct. 11am – 3pm. Bella Vista Pocket Park.

Bella Vista Pocket Park (next to Bella Vista Metro Station) will soon be home to a new large-scale mural custom-made by sister and brother artists, Zoe Suji and Xander Zee. To celebrate, you’re invited to try your hand at creating your own artistic design during two special workshops with the Muralisto team during October. There will also be food trucks, DJ beats and jumbo lawn games for the kids!

Bring along a t-shirt or tote bag and join a free, interactive screen-printing session, where you can get inspired by Muralisto’s work and the surroundings of Bella Vista. You can also grab a bite to eat from the onsite food trucks, Matt & Benny’s (21/10) and Dakshin Eats (28/10), while grooving along to DJ beats and watching the kids enjoy jumbo lawn games.

To register, simply click the link below, and be sure to keep an eye out for Muralisto’s new mural artwork at Bella Vista Pocket Park later this year!

Event presented by Landcom Sydney Metro Northwest Places

  • Dates and times – Saturday 21 & 28 October, 11am to 3pm.
  • Location – Bella Vista Pocket Park, next to Bella Vista Station – Southern Exit.



Granny Smith Festival. Saturday 21 October. 9am to 8.30pm. Eastwood.

Granny Smith Festival Eastwood

The 2023 Granny Smith Festival returns on 21 October! The festival will be celebrating 38 years featuring old favourites and new activities, with amusement rides, market stalls, food trucks, performances, youth zone, kids activities, Ricki-Lee performing and a fireworks finale!The true strength and success of the Granny Smith Festival is its community character which sees over 230 stall holders attend, 880 performing artists and 700 local participants who proudly take part in the grand street parade.

Here’s a snapshot of returning festival faves and new attractions to look forward to:

  • Kicking off the day is the Grand Street Parade, complete with marching bands, community floats and dancers. Remember to wave to Granny Smith on the festival float!
  • With over 230 stalls offering a range of goodies from bespoke handmade items to hot food and apple-products, there will definitely be something to pique your interest.
  • Be prepared for a huge day of entertainment planned across six stages! Not to be missed is the headline performance by multi-platinum selling ARIA nominated popstar Ricki-Lee. Check out the singing competition, cultural demonstrations, dance performances, live bands and kids shows including stage performances and a meet-and greet with CoComelon.
  • New to the festival this year are camel rides, while last year’s popular Space Jam returns for the daredevils. And of course, the classic carnival games are not to be missed!
  • Head over to Korea Town and watch the K-Pop Dance comp. Enjoy free digital art workshops, face painting and take part in a traditional Hanbok experience.
  • The Youth Zone is a dedicated space for ages 12-24. Chill out on comfy bean bags with resident DJ Ryan Collings, enjoy live music acts and a headline performance by Redbull Thre3Style National Champion DJ BEAST MODE.
  • Drop into the Apple Shed for all things Granny Smith Festival including live stage shows, special visits and photo opportunities with Granny Smith and Sweetie Pie. The kids will also love meeting the animals at Granny Smith’s petting zoo.
  • Visit the circus playground featuring free circus workshops, face painting and side show alley games located in Eastwood Public School.
  • Take a break at the Batlow Cider Bar on the oval and enjoy free cider tastings, paired with the perfect sides from Panetta Mercato.

Check out the full program > https://ryde.events/gsf


Heathers the Musical. Friday 20 October – Sunday 29 October. Blackout Theatre Co, Pioneer Theatre, Castle Hill.

Heather Musical Blackout Theatre Co Pioneer Theatre
Blackout Theatre Company proudly presents Heathers The Musical, a darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized ass…but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.
Dates – Friday 20 October – Sunday 29 October | Location – Pioneer Theatre, 14 Pennant Street, Castle Hill.


Dural Country Fair. Sunday 22 October. Dural Public School. 10am – 4pm. 622 Old Northern Road Dural.

A day of fun for the whole family! Rides, an array of entertainment, market stalls, music, displays, food & drink, a giant raffle, games, prizes, a chocolate wheel, auctions, petting zoo, art, craft, music and plants, as well as showcasing student and local talent, it’s a full day of activities that can be enjoyed by everyone.

Inala Fair. Sunday 22 October. 9am to 3pm. 99 Franklin Road Cherrybrook.

Get excited for the Inala Fair 2023!
  • Lots of fun for the kids – pony rides and animal farm!
  • Entertainment all day on the main stage
  • Delicious food stalls or visit the Karimi Cafe
  • Beautiful pottery, leather goods, art, handmade toys – all made by Inala artists
  • Bumper plant stall
  • Upcycled clothing along with pre-loved house and homewares
It is a fun day out for the whole family and a chance to do some early Christmas shopping! All money raised helps Inala continue to support more than 200 individuals living with disability in their day and accommodation services.


Kings Langley Village Fair. Sunday 22 October. Pearce Reserve Kings Langley.  9am to 3.30pm.

The festival will be held from 9 am – 3.30 pm, with a range of activities and entertainment for the whole family, including stalls, stage performers, large rides and emergency services displays.


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