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Traditional arts and crafts, a warrior dance & so much more
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Father's Day Festival at Brazilian Fields, Centennial Park, Grand Drive, on Sunday 2 September 2018 is jam packed with activity. Celebrate the great men in your life and get ready for a bumper day. Open from 8am to 2pm on the day, this event features the IMF Warrior Run at 9am, and the Blak Markets in the Parklands will be operating all day.

Try bushfood fresh from the BBQ, join an artist workshop to learn traditional arts, or watch a warrior dance and so much more with family and friends. It promises to be a great celebratory day out.


The Program of the Festival and Blak Markets for the day runs as follows -

08:00 - Blak Markets Opens
08:10 - Welcome to Country
08:20 - Weaving Workshop Commences - All Day
08:55 - Smoking Ceremony
09.00 - IMF Warrior Run
10:15 - Music and Dance Performance by - The Glen
11:15 - Dance Performance by Ngaran Ngaran Cultural Awareness
12:00 - Cooking Demonstration by Jody Orcher from Shared Knowledge
13:00 - Dance Performance by Ngaran Ngaran Cultural Awareness
13:00 - Healing Workshop with Psychic Medium Tucky Cooley
14:00 - Gates Closed


One of the main events at the festival, The Warrior Run is open to all backgrounds, ages and abilities. Distances include a 2km kids dash, and a 5 & 10km run. This is a significant fundraising event for the Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF), a charity organisation that uses running to drive change in Indigenous communities nation-wide. If you'd like to help, please head to the website to support a fundraiser, become a fundraiser, or simply donate. Enjoy the run and stay for the festivities.

Participants will be invited to wear some Indigenous themed face paint markings; paint provided! Unique Indigenous cultural experiences and traditional music and entertainment are on the cards for an unforgettable atmosphere, along with over 20 market stalls. Enjoy a BBQ of kangaroo, crock and emu burgers!


The Blak Markets also have an online store, if you're keen on taking a peek. Selling Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island arts and crafts, expands opportunities for Indigenous people to sell Indigenous products year round, and not just when the markets run. You get guaranteed authenticity and 100% of the profit goes towards social change in Aboriginal communities around Australia. Check their Facebook page as they're looking for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island staff over the age of 17 and preferably with a drivers license. They're looking to fill jobs as a retail assistant, barista and food handling at the BBQ.

A Healing Workshop is being run at 1pm with Psychic Medium Tucky Cooley, so grab your tickets ($55) now. Find Tucky's Stall for your workshop. For all other stallholders at the Blak Markets, check out the discussion page of the event, and stay updated. You'll find some of the stalls that'll be at the market, like Cree's Aboriginal Art, Vicki Golding Artwork, Amber's Food Wraps, Ilan Treasures, Coolz Jewelz, Wakarla Indigenous clothing line, and Original Aboriginal Creations listing their goods. It's going to be a fun and fantastic day not just for fathers, but the whole family.

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Why? Father's Day Festival 2018
When: Sunday 2 September 2018, open from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where: Brazilian Fields, Centennial Parklands, Grand Drive, Sydney, NSW
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