Event Of The Week: Granny Smith Festival – A Feast of Fun and Community Spirit in Eastwood

Mark your calendars, folks! The much-anticipated Granny Smith Festival is making a triumphant return, and it promises to be an extravaganza of joy, community spirit, and outright fun. Celebrating its 38th year, this beloved festival is set to unfold its magic on Saturday, October 21, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the heart of Eastwood.

A Spectacle for All Ages: With a rich history dating back nearly four decades, the Granny Smith Festival has become an integral part of the cultural fabric of Eastwood. This year’s edition aims to build on the success of its predecessors, blending old favorites with exciting new activities to create a day-long celebration that caters to all ages.

Diverse Attractions: The festival boasts diverse attractions to keep everyone entertained. From classic amusement rides that elicit screams of delight to vibrant market stalls offering unique wares, the festival grounds will be a hive of activity. Foodies can also rejoice, with a tempting array of options from food trucks promising to satisfy every craving.

Entertainment Extravaganza: Prepare to be mesmerized by a stellar lineup of performances that span various genres. The stage will come alive with the talents of 500 performing artists, showcasing the rich cultural tapestry of Eastwood. A dedicated youth zone and kids’ activities ensure the younger festival-goers are just as engaged and enchanted.

Grand Parade and Local Pride: At the heart of the Granny Smith Festival is its grand street parade, a vibrant procession reflecting Eastwood’s local pride. Last year witnessed the participation of 1,500 local individuals who proudly marched through the streets, adding to the festive atmosphere. This year promises an equally spirited display of community unity and creativity.

Celebrities and Fireworks Spectacular: As the sun begins to set, gear up for a grand finale. A celebrity performance is set to captivate the audience, adding a touch of glamour to the proceedings. And what’s a celebration without fireworks? The festival will conclude with a dazzling fireworks spectacular that lights up the Eastwood sky, providing a fitting end to an unforgettable day.

Community Focus: What truly sets the Granny Smith Festival apart is its unwavering commitment to community spirit. Over 250 stallholders contribute to the vibrant market atmosphere, offering a diverse range of products and crafts. This community-centric approach has turned the festival into a massive success, drawing an estimated crowd of 100,000 people last year.

Save the Date: Eastwood is the place to be on Saturday, October 21, 2023, as the Granny Smith Festival unfolds its charm from 9 am to 8:30 pm. Whether you’re a local resident, a Sydney-sider, or a visitor looking for a day of fun and community vibes, this festival promises an experience that lingers in your memory. Join in the festivities, celebrate the community spirit, and make memories that will last a lifetime at the Granny Smith Festival.