The Guringai festival celebrates First Australian culture, art and heritage across 11 councils in the Northern Sydney region by inviting everyone to participate in events, activities, inter-generational conversations and promote an overall inclusiveness for all the different race, gender and age groups.
The Guringai Festival was first started in 2001 with the aim of commemorating and raising awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the Northern Sydney region. The festival begins on Sorry Day, celebrated on 26 May and finishes at the end of NAIDOC week, the second week of July every year.
This year the festival showcases the "Through My Eyes" theme, inviting young people in the region to add their input on sustainability for the current and future generations.
The festival offers myriad activities like reconciliation events, and invites all to participate in numerous community events such as forums and shows, concerts, workshops, art exhibitions, performances, films, documentaries, bush walking expeditions, film nights and talks.
For more information on important dates go to the website here