Liverpool gets three new festivals

Liverpool will celebrate its colourful reputation as the most diverse city in Australia by staging three new events next year including a Motherland African Cultural Festival.

Liverpool’s new celebrations will also include festivals of “Pacific Summer” highlighting the South Pacific community that includes Fijians and Tongans and the “Primavera Latin American Festival.”

The new celebrations join Liverpool’s already established festivals like the “Light Up The Sky,” fireworks display on New Year’s Eve, “Winter Blast” with ice skating in a European winter setting and the India-inspired Starry Sari night.

Liverpool mayor Ned Mannoun thanked the State Government for a grant of $800,000 over two years to help fund the festivals.

“They add to the glamour and diversity of modern-day Liverpool,” he said.

‘The grant confirms that Liverpool has become a destination of choice for thousands of Sydneysiders coming here to enjoy the fun and colour of spectacular celebrations.

“Everyone has been experiencing tough times of late and these festivals are a chance to unwind and forget about other problems they might have for a while.

“The festivals are also a chance to see Liverpool through different eyes.

“Our food and shopping, our diverse cultures, our parklands and arts and entertainment centre at Casula Powerhouse adjacent to the beautiful Georges River, are already an attraction.

“Now the festivals are drawing crowds in their own right.”

Motherland will feature an African experience with drumming, dancing as well as fashion and artisan stalls.

Primavera will have Latin American food and entertainment

Pacific Summer will showcase island nations, their culture and cuisine.

Mr Mannoun said his council will continue the momentum of establishing festivals.

“We have big plans for the 2023 and we’re grateful to the NSW Government for the funding to help keep these wonderful experiences happening because the people of Liverpool deserve it,” he said

The State Government is investing $8 million into 21 major cultural festivals and events run by councils across Sydney, Newcastle, and the Illawarra

Preliminary dates for the new festivals are:

  • Motherland (May 26-28)
  • Primavera (October 20-22)
  • Pacific Summer (November 17-19)