Take the family to Hawkesbury Fest for free family entertainment, rides, food and frivolity

HEAD to Governor Phillip Park, Windsor on Sunday, July 21 for Hawkesbury Fest, a family-friendly event bringing festival-style fun together with market stalls.

Hawkesbury Fest is a free community event by Hawkesbury City Council to launch Local Government Week - an annual week of events demonstrating local council's involvement in the community.

The event will also celebrate the one-year anniversary of the accessible playground at Governor Phillip Park, located on George Street.

Hawkesbury Fest will take place from 10am until 3pm, and Hawkesbury Mayor, Councillor Barry Calvert, encouraged local residents to attend following the "huge success" of the inaugural event in 2018.

"Hawkesbury Fest returns as a free event with rides, craft activities, face painting, roving entertainment, hula hoop workshops, juggling workshops, food, flyball dog displays, giveaways, 50 community groups and market stalls and more," Clr Calvert said.

"We will also be celebrating the first birthday of the accessible playground at Governor Phillip Park. The playground has been such a popular playspace for locals and visitors to the Park over the last twelve months."

Free rides and activities will include a giant slide and maze jumping castle, face painting, roving entertainment, hula hoop workshops and juggling workshops, flyball dogs displays, and giveaway showbags.

Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter will be there promoting pets for adoption and microchipping, while the Library, Gallery and Museum will host free interactive craft activities.

Hawkesbury Community Nursery will be giving away free plants, Hawkesbury OASIS will host inflatable games, the Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre will provide information about things to do in the local area, and there will be a range of food trucks and 50 community groups and market stalls.

Local Government Week will be celebrated in the Hawkesbury from Monday, July 29 until Sunday, August 4. Visit www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au for a full schedule of activities.