Hot news! Events returning to the Hawkesbury this summer

Picture of Loder House lit up next to a Christmas tree at Light Up WindsorHawkesbury City Council is excited to announce that in line with the NSW Government’s roadmap to reopening post COVID-19 lockdown, the Light Up Windsor Festival and Australia Day on the Hawkesbury 2022 will be going ahead.

It is anticipated that vaccination rates will surpass 90 per cent in NSW in early December, allowing for all public events to return without attendance limits. Both events will have a COVID-Safe plan in place and will adhere to any Public Health Orders in place at the time.

The Light Up Windsor Festival will launch on Saturday, 11 December 2021 with the annual street fair. The festival this year will include an exciting light display that will feature on weekends through to Christmas Eve.

Council has opened the market stallholder and stage performance applications for the street fair. Be sure to keep a look out on our Council and Hawkesbury Events social media pages for the application links.

Council received $60,500 from the Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grant and $22,000 from Destination Sydney Surrounds North to create light projections on buildings in Windsor to contribute to the Light Up Windsor Festival.

Council will be working with Windsor Business Group in staging this event. More details on the Light Up Windsor Festival will be released closer to the event.

The popular Australia Day on the Hawkesbury will also return on 26 January 2022, featuring live entertainment, carnival rides, fireworks, community displays, food trucks, and more. Further details will be announced closer to Australia Day.

Hawkesbury City Mayor Patrick Conolly said both events will be the perfect way to celebrate the end of COVID-19 lockdowns.

“After a tough year, this is the best news we could possibly imagine. Soon, it will be time to celebrate,” Mayor Conolly said.

“The Light up Windsor Festival and Australia Day on the Hawkesbury are always fantastic days out for the family, and this year it will be extra special.

“Support our local economy and start making plans now to attend both of these events, as well as our usual schedule of events in 2022. There will also be an announcement soon on an exciting new event in 2022, so stay tuned.”

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