Hawkesbury Fest is going online to celebrate Local Government Week from Monday, 3 August to Sunday, 9 August with the theme ‘Councils Do’.

The week of online events will showcase the work Council does in the Hawkesbury, including the wide variety of services provided. Hawkesbury City Council’s full schedule for Local Government week is now available at www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/news-and-events/events/hawkesbury-fest-online-2020

Council will host the event via Council’s website and on the Hawkesbury Events Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/hawkesburyevents

Over the last two years, Hawkesbury Fest was held on a Sunday afternoon at Governor Phillip Park to celebrate Local Government Week. In 2019, the second year of the event, Council held a first birthday celebration of the Governor Phillip Park with 54 community groups being involved and more than 6000 people attending the event.

In keeping with the COVID-19 requirements of the Federal and State Government, and for the safety of the Hawkesbury community, Council has adapted the physical event to a new online version.

  • MONDAY 3 AUGUST – Cultural Services
    Cultural collections online, Literacy - reading and information,
    Art - exhibitions and creative activities, Local History - exhibitions and history activities
    Waste to Art exhibition displayed online

  • TUESDAY 4 AUGUST – Economic Development
    Hawkesbury Business Hub, Hawkesbury Business Directory, mentoring programs, grants

  • WEDNESDAY 5 AUGUST – Parks and Recreation and Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter
    Bushcare Volunteering video, Memorial Park upgrade and Ham Common gym equipment upgrade, Hawkesbury Community Nursery and National Tree Day
    Find out about the Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter including how many rehomed animals and the importance of microchipping

  • THURSDAY 6 AUGUST – Community Services
    Resilience and Recovery by Resilience NSW – volunteering, community centres, recovery initiatives, community services, learner driver programs, community sponsorship, community organisations adapting through the COVID-19 pandemic

    Environment and Sustainability
    Zero net emissions and what it means for the environment, find out about the compost revolution
    Waste to Art Competition winners announced online by Mayor of Hawkesbury, Clr Barry Calvert

  • SATURDAY 8 AUGUST – Visitor Information Centre
    Find out about the great heritage trails and tourist drives in the Hawkesbury, plan your weekend away in the Hawkesbury
    Launch of the Hawkesbury Photo Competition for Children and Adults

  • SUNDAY 9 AUGUST – Events
    Community events survey, events video - Year in Review
    2021 Australia Day Awards Nominations promotion