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Pyrmont Ultimo UPTown Festival’s 30 Birthday on 19 March 2011

pyrmont ultimo uptown festival Pyrmont Ultimo UPTown Festivals 30 Birthday on 19 March 2011

2011 marks the Pyrmont Ultimo UPTown Festival’s 30th anniversary and this year’s birthday event on March 19 will be extra special, packed with fun and excitement for the whole family.

A highlight of the local calendar since 1980, this iconic community festival traditionally brings people together to celebrate the distinct character of the Ultimo Pyrmont area. Held annually, it regularly attracts hundreds of residents and visitors from right across Inner Sydney to Ultimo’s Quarry Green.

This year’s colourful 30th birthday event will feature all-day musical entertainment from new and established artists, and showcase mouth-watering international and organic food and confectionery, arts and crafts, personal care and gift items, and historical displays. There’ll be a giant raffle for $8,000 in prizes, generously donated by local companies, with heaps of free kids activities including trampoline bungee jumping, face-painting, an animal farm and the ever- popular pony rides……

The festival is also a once-a-year opportunity for local businesses, craftspeople and designers to showcase and promote their products, from community banking to organic bread, ceramics and handmade jewellery , bags, books, bric-a-brac and more…Community groups traditionally turn out in force to explain their services and strengthen their relationships with local residents.

The festival started modestly thirty years ago, when it was initiated by two enterprising local residents, Debra Berryman and Olga Reader, as a simple get-together to unite the small local community. Since then, year by year, the UPTown Festival has witnessed the Ultimo Pyrmont precinct’s remarkable re-birth and transformation from a quiet, post-industrial area in the early ‘80’s, with a population of under 2000, to today’s thriving business, media and education centre, with a dynamic, multi-ethnic community of around 20,000.

What: 30th annual Ultimo Pyrmont UPTown Festival
When: Saturday, 19 March
Time: 11.00 am – 4.30 pm
Where: Quarry Green (between Harris St and Jones St), Ultimo

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