Inner West Kids Fest is back in 2024!
Summer has arrived in the Inner West, and we're throwing a party to celebrate! Get ready for an epic afternoon of family fun.
Do your kids love music? Crafts? Being active? Great snacks? We've got something for everyone! You won't want to miss performances by The Vegetable Plot, The Sticker Club, Emily Who and Earthbeats, who will get you singing, dancing and laughing along.
Feeling adventurous? Test your friends play skills with Garden Games, learn Origami with the Consulate General of Japan in Sydney or join a reading group with Paint Inner West REaD. And for our crafty friends, don't forget to check out Inner West Council Children's Services and Magic Yellow Bus for some seriously fun activities.
But that's not all! With local food stalls and plenty of other activities to enjoy, this event is the ultimate summer celebration. So grab a picnic basket, bring your friends and family, and come join us for a day of community, culture and fun in the sun.
Don't miss out on the most exciting event in the Inner West - mark your calendar for Inner West Kids Fest, Saturday 17 February at Enmore Park!
Check out our playlist below to get you in the mood!
On the Main Stage
3:00pm after the Official Welcome to Country
Earthbeats plays fun cultural music for kids, families & communities. For over 12 years Earthbeats has run performances, events & classes for council, schools & community services across Sydney. A regular at Inner West festivals & events, Earthbeats inspires everyone to have fun & join in a cultural community experience!
Photo by Milk & Honey Photography
Emily who? Emily WHO! She’s an Australian children’s singer who recently released her fourth album of songs for preschool-aged kids. She regularly performs live shows across Sydney including for Sydney Fringe Festival, the Spot On Kids Festival at Riverside Parramatta, and alongside Bluey and Paw Patrol at the Sydney Zoo. She is also the creator of two webseries: the Kids Couch Concert Series and Musical Pirate Adventures, on which she collaborated with Arcadia Winds.
Photo by Juliette Scott Photography
Emily Who Spotify
Emily Who Instagram
The Vegetable Plot
Beloved Aussie kids band The Vegetable Plot first sprouted at the 2014 Sydney Fringe, winning the award for Best Children's show. Since then, Aspara Gus, Ru Barb and Sir Paul McCarrotney have travelled all over Australia, playing their funky-fresh tunes and spreading Love and Peas.
Now part of the ABC Kids music family, with multiple international awards, an ARIA nomination and more than 3 million streams on Spotify to their name, The Vegetable Plot has grown into that rare thing: a "kids band" that adults enjoy listening to just as much as the kids.
Photo by Lyn Taylor
The Vegetable Plot Spotify
The Vegetable Plot Instagram
The Sticker Club
The Sticker Club, who have been playing their own brand of rock and roll for kids of all ages since 2012, have just launched their second album Destination Rock and Roll Station (ABC Kids). The band are Nellie Afford on lead vocals, Nic Dalton on guitar and bass, Ben Whitten on guitar, Damien ‘Dizzi’ Cassidy on Farfisa and bass, Alison Galloway on drums and Ruby Firmstone on guitar and trombone. They won Best Video for I Can Jump Puddles in the 2022 Major Minor Music Awards.
One of the treats that the Sticker Club deliver is their determination to make music that both children and adults will enjoy with their unique brand of 60s-inspired bubblegum pop music (with a healthy dose of wah-wah guitar).
Artwork by Nic Dalton
The Sticker Club Facebook
The Sticker Club Instagram
Around the Park
Inner West Council Children's Services
say "hi" to some of our dedicated educators and learn more about
Council’s Children’s Services. There’ll be some fun bubble play activities and
you can also snag an Inner West Kids Fest temporary tattoo.
Children's Services Website
Magic Yellow Bus
The Magic Yellow Bus is a free activities and community information service held at local parks. This mobile play group is for children aged 0 to 6 years and their families. The Magic Yellow Bus supports children with their families to develop language and literacy skills, extend their imagination in a fun environment, develop numeracy and cognitive skills, develop social and emotional skills, and learn to listen and communicate.
Magic Yellow Bus Website
Life is hectic these days, which is why, more than ever, we need to take a break and recharge the batteries. That’s where GARDEN GAMES comes in. We are the experts in PLAY, providing giant and bespoke games to inspire phenomenal fun at events both large and small.
Photo by Shane Rozario
Garden Games Website
Wonders of Water Van
The Wonders of Water Discovery Van is a mobile education vehicle that has been built to help engage the community about where their drinking water comes from, how it is treated, and to start a conversation about the importance of a resilient and reliable water supply.
Wonders of Water website
Paint Inner West REaD
Paint Inner West REaD is an early literacy movement that is driven by many champions across the community. Research promotes reading with children from birth to prepare them with the skills they need to succeed in school and beyond. We aim to make resources available for sharing stories by providing storytime events Book Swap Boxes across the Inner West. We have a book loving mascot, a pelican named Garranga Bumarri who loves to make appearances were stories, songs, and playing happen because books make brains grow! Join us for a storytime mat and find a pre-loved book to keep.
Paint Inner West REaD Facebook
Paint Inner West REaD Instagram
Crafty Creations: Origami & Sumi-e Workshop!
Dive into the enchanting world of creativity at our cultural workshop! Unfold the magic of origami and paint the spirit of Japan with sumi-e. Come enjoy crafting and brushing your imagination to life in this fun exploration of art and tradition!
Supported by the Consulate-General of Japan in Sydney
Consulate-General of Japan in Sydney Website
Consulate-General Japan Sydney Instagram
Inner West Council Aquatics
Learning to swim is an important life skill, as well as being great fun! At Inner West Aquatics we are dedicated to providing a safe and enjoyable environment for children to learn and grow in their swimming abilities. Our Learn to Swim program is a great way for your child to learn new swimming techniques, improve their skills and gain confidence in the water, all while having fun! Come and have a chat with our staff to find out how you can start your child’s swimming journey today!
Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre Swim School
For all event enquiries, please contact email@example.com or 9392 5000