Events return this summer

Families celebrating at Light Up Windsor.

Hawkesbury City Council, New South Wales is excited to announce that in line with the New South Wales Government’s roadmap to reopening post COVID-19 lockdown, the Light Up Windsor Festival and Australia Day on the Hawkesbury 2022 will be going ahead.

It is anticipated that the State’s vaccination rates will surpass 90 percent in early December, allowing for all public events to return without attendance limits. Both events will have a COVID-safe plan in place and will adhere to any Public Health Orders in place at the time.

The Light Up Windsor Festival will launch on Saturday, 11 December 2021 with the annual street fair. The festival this year will include an exciting light display that will feature on weekends through to Christmas Eve.

Council received $60,500 from the Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grant and $22,000 from Destination Sydney Surrounds North to create light projections on buildings in Windsor to contribute to the Light Up Windsor Festival.

The popular Australia Day on the Hawkesbury will also return on 26 January 2022, featuring live entertainment, carnival rides, fireworks, community displays, food trucks, and more.

Hawkesbury City Mayor, Patrick Conolly said both events would be the perfect way to celebrate the end of COVID-19 lockdowns.

“After a tough year, this is the best news we could possibly imagine. Soon, it will be time to celebrate.

“The Light up Windsor Festival and Australia Day on the Hawkesbury are always fantastic days out for the family, and this year it will be extra special.”