Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations
list an event      1 million Australian readers every month      facebook

Canguru na Folia Festival

Home > Sydney > Cultural Events | Festivals | Food and Wine | Music | Performing Arts
by Irenke Forsyth (subscribe)
A writer sharing travels, experiences, a love of festivals & events. Life is a journey and I hope to inspire others. Visit my blog at
Event: -
End summer with some vibrant fun

A new two day family-friendly Portuguese and Brazilian festival, Canguru na Folia (meaning Kangaroo Revelry), is set to entertain with live music and performances that many of us have likely not experienced.

These vibrant cultures are giving us an insight into their worlds with a load of dancing to exotic beats of Brazilian drums and Samba music, along with a bar and food stalls that will have your taste buds dancing too.

Fun activities will keep the kids busy and all, young and old, are encouraged to dress in carnival costume. Competitions for best dressed, etc. could see you walking away with a prize.

Carnival costume competition
Dress up in your fave outfit

Below is the program for each day, with the first day being aimed at young adults and the second day being more for children, families and seniors.

Day One

Live music
Marchinha Band
Samba Roots Band
Singer Telma Calado
7-piece band Ganza Project
Food stalls
Bar try Caipirinha (Brazil's national cocktail), Skol (Brazil's favourite beer) or Aussie beer
Costume Competition

Day Two

Kids activities
BRACCA's Float
Jumping Castle
Marchinha Band
Abcdanca performance
Food stalls
Bar try Guarana Antartica (Brazil's national drink), a guarana-flavoured soda
Costume competition

The fun is all being held at the Sydney Portuguese Community Club in Marrickville, just a 5 minute walk from Sydenham railway station. Limited free car parking is available. Saturday's festivities (day one) run from 6pm until midnight whilst Sunday's enjoyment (day two) is from 11am until 4pm.

Entry for club members is free. Non-members are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate on the day.

Kangaroo Revelry
Hop on down for some fun

So get into the carnival spirit, embrace these two Portuguese-speaking countries and enhance your cultural awareness whilst celebrating their combination of history and tasty delights.

Images courtesy of Facebook - Brazilian Community Council of Australia (BRACCA).
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  13
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? For festival fun
When: Sat 6pm-midnight, Sun 11am-4pm
Phone: 02 9550 6344 or 0430 486 353
Where: Sydney Portuguese Community Club, 100 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville
Cost: Members free, Non-Members A$10 & C$5
Your Comment
Nice article :)
by RC (score: 3|1221) 1262 days ago
Articles from other cities
Top Events
Popular Articles