A summer-themed event series for a buzzing Georges River will see businesses, cultural organisations, community groups and the entertainment industry breathing life back into the streets.
A suite of family friendly outings are lined up for locals to celebrate the reopening of our city and Georges River’s unique outdoor lifestyle with food, crafts, markets and circus tricks on offer, thanks to a partnership between Georges River Council and the NSW government.
Council’s new Summer Streets program will inject more than half a million dollars back into the local economy and create jobs as we open our streets for alfresco drinking, dining and live performances.
Georges River Council’s General Manager, Gail Connolly welcomed the State government’s support and said that there is no better way to mark the remarkable success of what the local community has achieved to end the lockdown.
“Locals and visitors can look forward to an array of activities throughout December 2021 and January 2022; this will be a much-needed boost to revive those industries and communities that are the hardest-hit sectors by the COVID-19 global pandemic.
“As Sydney reopens, it is time for us to reimagine our area for businesses to rebound and locals to reconnect with our city.
“The long summer days will give families a chance to enjoy the Summer Streets’ outdoor fun.”
Summer Streets Christmas Markets
Date: Thursday 9 December 2021
Time: 4.00pm – 10.00pm
Where: Forest Road, Hurstville
Balmy summer days are drawing closer with the festive season just around the corner. Georges River will sparkle this Christmas, with a much anticipated and extra magical starry Christmas wonderland. There will be many things to enjoy, including: amusement rides, street market, delicious food by popular restaurants, crafts, roving entertainments, light displays and festive decorations.
Summer Streets Circus School
Date: Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 December 2021
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Where: Kogarah Town Square
Stretch your muscles, explore all the nooks and niches of circus and street theatre, from circus playgrounds to aerial performance techniques, there will be a wide spectrum of uniquely themed entertainment to learn.
Summer Streets Pop up Park
Date: Friday 14 to Sunday 16 January 2022
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Where: Palm Court, Hurstville
For a weekend only, a busy traffic junction in Palm Court will be transformed into a tropical fairyland, bringing people together to relax on summery deck chairs and garden tables. Let your inner child out to play in a free circus school or compete in a giant yard game, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.
Summer Streets Night Markets
Date: Friday 21 January 2022
Time: 4.00pm – 10.00pm
Where: Belgrave Street, Kogarah
The entire street block will transform in to a playground for kids, big and small! Featuring an outdoor beer garden, a live funk pop band Phat Brass, a Foodies and Farmers Market and more.
All events will adhere to the NSW Public Health Order.