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Auburn Festival returns where it all the began – the streets


General news
Media Release - 13 September 2018

Auburn Festival returns with a massive line up of free musical acts, cultural performances, carnival rides, circus hijinks, family friendly activities and food trucks on Saturday 29 September from 2pm to 6pm.

The streets of Auburn including Auburn Road, Mary Street, Harrow Road and Auburn Central will give way to a fair-like atmosphere, with highlights including:

  • Musical performance by Australian Idol winner Stan Walker
  • Cultural performances from the Cook Islands, Philippines, China and more
  • Carnival rides including a giant slide, mini ferris wheel and more
  • Dora the Explorer meet and greet, Dinosaur Zoo and Jungle mazes at Auburn Central Adventureland
  • Magic Shows, balloon animals and hands-on circus activities
  • Sports clinics featuring the NRL, Western Sydney Wanderers Football Club and Sydney Thunder Cricket Team

Cumberland Council Mayor Greg Cummings welcomed the return of Auburn Festival, saying the event was perfectly timed for families looking to kick-start the school holidays with a free afternoon out.   

“For one afternoon Auburn Festival replaces big trucks with food trucks and break lights with break out musical performances, headlined by Aussie Idol winner Stan Walker,” Mayor Greg Cummings said.

“We expect over 15,000 people will flood Auburn Road, Mary Street, Harrow Road and Auburn Central for an afternoon of fair-like fun.

“Auburn Festival gives families a great day out that doesn’t hurt the hip pocket. The event is a celebration of both the diversity and dynamism of Auburn.  

“The event is a rare opportunity to experience Auburn from the streets. I invite everyone from across Cumberland to come on down, get onto the streets and enjoy a great afternoon of fun.”

For the full program, transport information and event details visit or phone 8757 9000.