Open Inner West

Open Inner West 2017

Open Marrickville 2017

Open Inner West: Friday 15 to Sunday 24 June 2018

Open Inner West Festival is back! Over ten days, revel in sixty-nine cultures across the inner west.

Interact with diverse communities from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, established and newly arrived and refugee groups who have come up with a variety of ways to share their culture with you.

From dance workshops with the Gamarada Boys and an exhibition opening night at Boomalli (the official launch of the festival) to cooking classes with new and emerging communities to Hip Hop performances and break dancing battles exploring young people’s cultural identity. The Festival will end with the official close at the Refugee Welcome Centre in Callan Park with the New Beginnings Festival for Refugee Week.

Play Bouzouki Yia Mas, the 4th Balkan Bonanza, a multicultural 7-a-side knockout football tournament, Arrial do BRACCA (one of Sydney’s largest Brazilian festivals), Kafe as Poume, Sing Welcome, ASYIK Indonesian Arts and Culture Bazaar (one of Sydney’s largest Indonesian Festivals), Colours of Culture, Pachamama Festival and Rhythms Colours, Flavours of Peru (one of Sydney’s largest Peruvian Festivals). You will not be disappointed, there's something for everyone at Open Inner West. Full programs and details will be available from Ashfield, Leichhardt and Petersham Administration Centre’s closer to June.

Activities are organised by local community groups, schools and community organisations, with support from Council through a grants program (opens in October). Open Inner West takes place annually in June in a variety of locations across the Inner West Council area. For more details please contact Council’s Community Cultural Development Officer via email

2018 Program coming soon.



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