We have more than 350 events taking place across the Northern Beaches each year. These are delivered by Council, local community groups and event organisers. These events range from small local place-based activations through to major events that attract thousands of visitors.

Council's own program of events is diverse, ranging from major community events and festivals, neighbourhood events, place activations and civic functions.

Remember to bring your reusable water bottle and coffee cup to Council events and do your part to help end plastic pollution.

Below is a selection of Council run events held annually. Go to our What's On calendar to see a full listing of Council and community events.


World Food Markets

December - February

Enjoy great international food and live music on select Summer Friday nights.


Celebrate Australia


We hosted a series of events planned to celebrate Australia. This includes Northern Beaches Australia Day Awards recognising those who have made a valuable contribution to the Northern Beaches community.


Sun Run


Challenge yourself to a 7km or 10km fun run along the spectacular Northern Beaches coastline from Dee Why to Manly Beach. More


International Women’s Day

8 March

Council hosts two events to acknowledge the amazing women in our local community. Join us at our annual International Women's Day Breakfast, or our International Women's Day Markets this March. More


Anzac Day

25 April

Council hosts three services on 25 April: A Dawn Service at Manly War Memorial, a Dawn Service at Manly Dam and a Commemorative Service at Manly War Memorial. More


Taste of Manly

27 - 28 May

The iconic Taste of Manly is the pinnacle of Manly’s vibrant food, drink and music culture. Set against one of Australia’s most unique beach locations, it’s a proud showcase our best and brightest local restaurants and brewers alongside Australia’s finest wine producers across two music-filled days. More


Vietnam Veterans Day

18 August

A service to commemorate those who served our country during the conflict in Vietnam and associated theatres, especially the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice.


Manly Jazz

22 - 24 September

From traditional New Orleans jazz to funk, Latin, fusion, blues, gospel, swing and roots - with three great days of musical performances in multiple indoor and outdoor venues including stages alongside the world famous Manly Beach. More


Remembrance Day

11 November

Remembrance Day commemorates the Armistice at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, marking the end of World War I and remembers all those who have suffered or died in wars and armed conflicts. Council hosts services at Manly Dam and Manly War Memorial. 


Christmas Choral Concert


Council's annual Christmas Choral Concert at Manly Oval is a free community event to start the festive season off with a bang! 


Christmas by the Beach


Council's annual Christmas by the Beach event is held at James Meehan Reserve, Dee Why. Enjoy all your favourite traditional carols and entertainment for the whole family. 


New Year's Eve

31 December

Council hosts family fireworks at Dee Why, Frenchs Forest and Manly at 9pm, and Bayview at 9pm and midnight. More


Open Air Cinema


Council hosts family friendly Open Air Cinema events at various locations throughout the year. More


Picnic in the Park


Council hosts family friendly Picnic in the Park events at various locations throughout the year. More