Love Summer 2022

Love Summer Middleton Grange Cancelled

Liverpool City Council's final Love Summer weekend (25 & 26 February) at Middleton Grange has regretfully been cancelled. This decision has been made to avoid any damage to Cirillo Reserve and with consideration for the safety and comfort of our guests. Cirillo Reserve has been impacted by subsequent days of heavy rain and more is expected over the next two days. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Liverpool City Council’s popular picnic event is returning bigger and better in 2022 giving even more residents the opportunity to enjoy longer balmy summer nights a hop, skip and jump away from home.

Your local park will burst into life over three weeks during summer, with food trucks, a pop-up bar, live tunes from local performers and a host of much-loved garden games.

As the sun sets, Love Summer’s open-air cinema will keep all family members entertained – including your furriest members – with a different family-friendly movie under the stars. Meanwhile, parents can kick back with an exclusive cocktail from Australia's most highly awarded distillery Archie Rose Distilling Co.

After last year’s sell-out, Council plans to revisit the popular locations where the event was held and has added an additional site at Cirillo Reserve in Middleton Grange.

Entry to Love Summer 2022 is free and you will NOT be required to book a ticket.

Arrive at the event early to receive free fairy floss and popcorn (until stocks last) and secure your spot for the optimal movie viewing experience. Attendees are encouraged to leave their cars at home and walk to the site where possible.

Weekend 1Friday 14 January & 15 January 20225pm-10pmLakeside Park, Wattle Grove
Weekend 2Friday 11 February & Saturday 12 February 20225pm-10pmMacleod Park, Prestons
Weekend 3Friday 25 February & Saturday 26 February 20225pm-10pmCirillo Reserve, Middleton Grange

Tantalise your taste buds with a delicious assortment of treats coming to you from all over the world.

There's something for everyone at Love Summer with most dietary requirements catered for including Halal, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free.



What to expect

Macleod Park, Prestons

Nuch's Tuk Tuk Cafe

Unique coffee trailer serving a wide variety of hot and iced drinks, as well as savoury and sweet food options.

Mr Ciao's Street Food Battle

A unique twist on Italian food from pastas in pizza bowls and pizza spring rolls to mozzarella sticks and fried ice-cream.

That’s Amore Mobile Woodfire Pizza

Authentic woodfired pizzas made ready to order

Twist Potato

Not your ordinary French fries.

Yiayia’s Honey Balls

Traditional Greek donut balls known as loukoumades covered in honey and cinnamon or any other flavour you wish.

Cirillo Reserve, Middleton Grange

Algae Food

Sustainability driven food van committed to offer the finest ingredients shaped by season.

Bella Porchetta

A modern spin on Italian street food specialising in the traditional Italian Porchetta – that is, pork belly seasoned, rolled and cooked with a crispy crackle which is then layered on a panino with all your favourite toppings.

Grind & BrewCoffee van and cart

Raza Central Pupusas

Proud central American food truck in Australia serving spicy pupusas - small, round corncakes filled with cheese and beans or meat.

That’s Amore Mobile Woodfire Pizza

Authentic woodfired pizzas made ready to order.

Turkish Gozleme Catering

Turkish gozleme cooked fresh to order. Varieties include traditional, vegan, vegetarian and sweet.

*This program is subject to change with no notice, subject to Council discretion.

The best local talent performing smooth, summer set lists...




Macleod Park, Prestons

Friday 11 February

Gemma Navarrete


Shara Rose

Saturday 12 February

Madelaine De Leon

Mazell Music


Cirillo Reserve, Middleton Grange

Friday 25 February


Bek Ferro

Stacey Street

Saturday 26 February

Alicia Varas

Joseph Gatehau

Stacey Street

*This program is subject to change with no notice, subject to Council discretion.

Thank you to our major event partners for supporting our Love Summer event series:


Proudly funded by the NSW Government as part of its Festival of Place program

2DayFM logo

Exclusive Media Partner

Archie Rose Logo

Official Partner of Love Summer

Centrum Printing logo

Love Summer Signage Partner

We are delighted to be partnering with Australia’s most highly awarded distillery Archie Rose Distilling Co. for our Love Summer 2022 event series.
At each weekend, Archie Rose will be bringing the sizzle with an exclusive range of cocktails and mocktails inspired by some of the movies you’ll see on screen.

Friday 11 February - Pokemon Detective Pickachu

COCKTAIL - $15 CAN YOU DIGLETT? Original Vodka, native river mint, peach, apricot, and zingy ginger

MOCKTAIL (non-alcoholic) - $10 JIGGLY PUFF Watermelon, mint & soda

Saturday 12 February - Space Jam: A New Legacy

COCKTAIL - $15 LEBRON OF THRONES Archie Rose Bone Dry Gin, cucumber & jasmine

MOCKTAIL (non-alcoholic) - $10 SLAM DUNK Tangerine, lime & soda

Lights, camera and action...

Here are the movies lighting up the silver screen at our Love Summer events.




Macleod Park, Prestons

Friday, 11 Feb 2022


Macleod Park, Prestons

Saturday, 12 Feb 2022

How to Train Your Dragon

Cirillo Reserve, Middleton Grange

Friday, 25 Feb 2022

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Cirillo Reserve, Middleton Grange

Saturday, 26 Feb 2022

Space Jam: A New Legacy

Is this an 18+ event?
No, this is an all-ages event. However, the event site will be licensed, and you may be requested to provide proof of identification upon entry.

Is Love Summer free entry?
Yes, entry to this event is completely free.

Where can I get tickets?
You will not be required to book a ticket to enter this event. However, please be advised the event will be adhering to existing public health orders at the time of the event which may include limitations on capacity.

What time can I get there?
Gates open at 5pm and the event finishes at 10pm. We recommend arriving early to get a spot. At the end of the event, the events staff will help you to depart the site as efficiently and safely as possible.

How do I get updates on this event?
Council will be letting you know what you can expect from Love Summer including food vendors, performers and, of course, movie titles on our social media channels so be sure to give us a follow.

Facebook: Liverpool City Council Australia

Instagram: @liverpoolcitycouncil

How long will the park be closed for?

Each event site will be closed for set up from 6am on the Thursday prior to the event until 5pm Monday following the event. For the safety of the community, pedestrian access is restricted. There will be heavy vehicles on site setting up large infrastructure. Personal Protective Equipment is required for all event staff and suppliers prior to entering site. All deliveries must report to event staff and drive slowly onsite.

Is this event COVID Safe?
Yes, this a COVID Safe event. We expect attendees and vendors to adhere to existing COVID-19 guidelines including checking in and checking out from the event site via the QR codes provided.

In the lead up to the event, Council will continue to work closely with NSW Health and local authorities to ensure the event complies with COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time. This might mean that the event will be subject to capacity limitations, and you may be required to provide your COVID-19 digital certificate as a condition of entry. Council will make this information available via our social media channels.

For vendors

Compliance with COVID-19 guidelines is mandatory for all participating vendors.

Each participating vendor is required to be registered as a COVID-safe business.

Can I attend Love Summer at all three locations?
To keep the community safe, we have designed multiple events over three locations to ensure residents from the suburban areas can enjoy the festivities closest to them. We encourage you to attend the event closest to where you live.

Is there parking? / How do I get there?
There will be limited street parking at each site. We encourage attendees to walk to site or use public transport. Please see details below:

Wattle Grove:

Limited Street Parking

Bus Routes - Transdev Route 901

Closest Train Station - Holsworthy Station, Access Road, The Boulevard – then Bus 901 followed by an approximate 2-minute walk to event site to event


Limited Street Parking

Bus Routes - Interline Bus Service 869

Closest Train Station- Edmondson Park Station – then Bus 869 followed by an approximate 4-minute walk to event site

Middleton Grange:

Limited Street Parking

Bus Routes - Interline Bus Service 861

Closest Train Station - Leppington Station Stand B, then Bus 861 followed by an approximate 14-minute walk to event site

Is there accessible parking at this event?
Accessible parking can be arranged upon request for each event site.

Email to discuss your requirements with one of our event staff.

Will I be searched upon entry?
For safety reasons, Council staff, event crew and security reserve the right to check your bags upon entry. Please check our ‘prohibited items’ list below to ensure you are aware of what not to bring to the Love Summer event.

Love Summer is a licensed event and BYO alcohol is not permitted and will be confiscated if found on your person.

Can we bring our own food?
You sure can, but why would you? There will be plenty of tasty and affordable food options that cater for every dietary requirement. Food items will be priced to suit a family-friendly budget.

Are there vegan / vegetarian / gluten free options?
There will be plenty of food options that cater for every dietary requirement.

Can we bring our own alcohol?
No, this is a licensed event. Leave the tipples to the experts! Australia’s most highly awarded distillery Archie Rose Distilling Co. will be running the bar and treating attendees to an exclusive Love Summer cocktail range. Bringing your own alcohol is not permitted and will be confiscated if found on your person.

Can I smoke at the event?
Smoking will not be permitted within any of the event sites.

Can I bring in Eskies / BBQs / Shade Structures?
For safety reasons, you are unable to bring your own esky / barbeque or shade structure. You are encouraged to bring your own picnic blankets and pillows as there will be plenty of space. Otherwise, you can hire a bean bag at each event.

What items are prohibited?  
Items prohibited at Love Summer include:

  • Alcohol and illicit substances of any kind;
  • Glass bottles, glassware or breakable containers;
  • Eskies, barbeques or shade structures;
  • Weapons of any kind, including any item that can be used as a projectile;
  • Knives or Scissors;
  • Fireworks, sparklers or flares;
  • Laser pointers;
  • Drones or any other remote-controlled device;
  • Bicycles, Scooters, Skateboards or skates;
  • Animals (excluding service animals);
  • Cameras and recording devices for commercial use (unless approved by Council); and
  • Other items deemed by security, police or event coordinators as having potential to cause injury or public nuisance.

How much is it to hire a bean bag?

Big week? We get it! Melt into one of our bean bags you can hire for $3 each.

Can I bring my pooch?
Yes, Love Summer is open to furry family members too! You are completely responsible for your pooch which must be well-behaved and always kept on a leash. Love Summer will be attended by families with young children, so we recommend only bringing your pooch along if they are comfortable around children. Council reserves the right to ask a person to leave the event site if their pet is misbehaving and encroaching on the enjoyment of other attendees.

Can I take photos / film at the event?
Yes, photos can be taken for personal use. In fact, we encourage you to capture your memories of the night and post your social media profiles using the hashtag #lovelivo. We’ll send you some love and reshare the best snaps on our socials.

Professional photography (including the use of tripods for safety reasons) will not be permitted on the night without prior consent from Liverpool City Council’s Communications team.

Contact Kirsty Timsans, Liverpool City Council Communications Officer, if you have any queries –

Will vendors accept cash?
We strongly recommend you use a credit or debit card to purchase refreshments. Vendors will have EFTPOS facilities available.

Are there ATMs on site?
ATMs will not be available at each event site. All vendors will have EFTPOS facilities available.

What happens if it rains?
In the event of heavy rain, Council may choose to postpone or cancel an event. Notification will be provided via Council’s social media channels.

Media accreditation?
Media are requested to contact Kirsty Timsans, Liverpool City Council Communications Officer, to receive accreditation to photograph, film or run interviews at the event

Can I apply to be a stallholder?
Stallholder applications are now open. Click here to submit an EOI for Love Summer 2021 here

Who can I contact if I have any further questions?
You can drop a line to the Events team at