Get ready for the first Inner West Fest

Wednesday 17 March 2021


 Everyone’s invited to celebrate the very best of the Inner West at the first Inner West Fest, Friday 19 March – Sunday 28 March.

Inner West Fest is a range of community-led art, music and food events across 2021.

“First off the rank is Baludarri (Balmain),” said Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne.

“With large-scale gatherings off our social calendars due to COVID, we’ve had to re-think what our events calendar looked like during 2021.

“We reached out to our community for ideas on new ways of delivering events and activations, and the community has delivered,” Mayor Byrne said.

The opening event on Friday 19 March, 7pm – 8.30pm will see the Balmain Town Hall light up with projections representing the precinct’s Indigenous name Baludarri, meaning Leatherjacket (a type of fish).

• Friday 19 March: Lighting the Town Halls, Balmain Town Hall, 7pm – 8pm
• Friday 19 March – Sunday 28 March: Balmain Rozelle Food & Art Festival, various venues
• Friday 19 March – Sunday 28 March: The Queen Bees of Balmain creative native precinct, Balmain Town Hall Meeting Room
• Saturday 20 March – Sunday 28 March: Cohen Park Street Art live painting, 10am – 4pm. Culminating in the unveiling community celebration on 28 March, 3pm – 4pm
• Saturday 20 March: Gallery Warming, Artereal Gallery, 10am – 1pm. Presented by Art Month
• Saturday 20 March: Family Sewing Workshop, Artspark Studio, 1pm – 4pm
• Saturday 20 March: Bowlopalooza II, Leichhardt Bowling & Recreation Club, 5pm – 11pm
• Sunday 21 March: Devonshire Tea Experience and Live Music, Binky & Co. 374 Darling Street, 2pm – 4pm
• Saturday 27 March: Stronger Together, Refugee Welcome Centre Callan Park, 11am – 4pm
• Sunday 28 March: The Cellists of The Metropolitan Orchestra (TMO), Balmain Town Hall, 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Full program and more information at For print quality images, contact the Communications team.

And coming soon: Gulgadya (Leichhardt) Festival (14-23 May 2021) and Djarrawunang (Ashfield) Festival (17-26 September 2021).


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