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So much to see...so little time to see it all.
Published October 15th 2013
Liverpool's Festival Frenzy
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Lots of fun in Liverpool


Liverpool has never been so fortunate with a feast of festivals and abundance of fun over the next two weekends. Take your pick from the choice below or go to all five festivals. Take off on a trip around the globe with a choice of celebrating South Pacfic, Middle Eastern or Indian cultures and food or just indulge in delicious mouthwatering sweets of the world at the Sweet As festival. Liverpool, you never had it so good.

1. Navigation Pacifica Festival

South west Sydney's Pacific Island community gather at Navigation Pacifica to celebrate South Pacific Island culture and heritage. If you are moved by choirs of Islander voices, blown away by Islander dancing and salivate at the thought of a traditional Maori Hangi, Samoan Umu, Fijian Lovo and Tongan pork spit roast, then this is not to missed. The entertainment kicks off at 10 am.

When: October 19
Where: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, 1 Powerhouse Road (enter via Shepherd Street).
Cost: Free
Parking: Free


2. Liverpool Eid Festival

Woodward Park in Liverpool is featuring three festivals over three weeks. The Fijian Indian festival kicked off the festivities last week. This weekend is the turn of the Islamic Eid Festival which will feature the circus skills workshops, live bands, food stalls and entertainment. There are carnival rides like good 'ole fashioned dodgem cars, a merry-go-round and laughing clowns, amongst many others.

Liverpool festival organiser Garry O'Neill said he wanted to make the event appeal to all of the Liverpool communities. "Bring the family, enjoy the fun and let us all join in celebrating the fabulous city of Liverpool,".


When: October 18-20. From 6-10.30pm on Friday, and 2pm-10.30pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Where: Woodward Park, cnr Hume Highway and Memorial Avenue.
Cost: Free
Parking: Free

3. Deepawali Mela Festival

This festival at Bigge Park this weekend will be the focus of followers of Hinduism as well as lovers of Indian food and Bollywood songs. Traditionally held over five days and known as the Festival of Lights, it is celebrated by families sharing sweets and snacks and the lighting of lamps. The festival will feature music including performances by notable acts such as The Gurus and Jagdish Punja and there'll be the obligatory Indian food stalls and clothing and jewellery for sale.

When: October 19-20.
Where: Bigge Park, Bigge Street, Liverpool.
Cost: Free
Parking: Free on Saturday


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4. Sweet As Festival

Do you like your sweets? Are you a dessert tragic? Do you like sweets from all parts of the globe? Would you like have them all available at the one place? Then Sweet As is for you. In conjunction with the Sydney Good Food Month, Sweet As is a great opportunity to get your teeth into sweets from a range of cuisines. Last year's festival included Dutch, French, Polish, Spanish, Turkish, Macedonian, Chinese, Italian and Australian. Stick around for free workshops and live entertainment.

When: October 26 10am to 4 pm
Where: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, 1 Powerhouse Road (enter via Shepherd Street).
Cost: Free, sweets form $2.00.
Parking: FREE

5. Liverpool Festival 2013

The Liverpool Festival culminates three weekends of carnival fun at Woodward Park in Liverpool. Take a spin on carnival rides and fill your face with fairy floss. There are food stalls galore and bands to entertain the family, as well as the Liverpool Festival Talent Quest. It all ends with spectacular fireworks.

When: October 18-20. From 6-10.30pm on Friday, and 2pm-10.30pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Where: Woodward Park, cnr Hume Highway and Memorial Avenue.
Cost: Free
Parking: Free

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Congratulations on getting first place.
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Congratulations you jet-setter you! Ohh - it's THAT Liverpool... (tee hee)
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Great idea for a festival article! I think Sweet As would be my pick . . .
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