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Sydney Hills Summer Series - The Ultimate Summer Events Guide

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Summer fun in The Hills for the whole family

The fabulous Summer Series returns to The Hills with an action-packed schedule to keep you and your family entertained during the warmer months!

Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne, said summer was her favourite time of year - and this year there was so much for residents to experience so close to home.

"First off the ranks for Summer Series is a Movie Under The Stars Presented by Sara Perry from Belle Property Castle Hill. This feel-good event will raise much-needed funds for Ronald McDonald House at Westmead, while providing a great afternoon for families and friends to make memorable moments," Mayor Byrne said.

"And buildings, streets and laneways of Rouse Hill Town Centre will be touched with Christmas magic and astounding light shows that children will be in awe of. [/i]

"Shakespeare in the Park is bringing all the intrigue and spectacle of ancient Italy to The Farm with two spine-tingling plays over 22 days.

"For the first-time, Hills Shire residents will be able to celebrate New Year's Eve (NYE) at Bella Vista Farm. Music legend Ian Moss will headline the NYE celebrations together with Splash Dance and Jelly Bean Jam.

"Rogue Traders and The Voice Australia runner-up Fasika Ayallew will have you up and dancing at our Australia Day celebrations at The Farm.

"To complement these experiences, a series of new music events have been added to the program including the Red Hot Summer Tour, Get Your Groove On and the exciting Country Rocks Festival Sydney.

"There are more amazing events that you'll be spoilt for choice Convict Footprints are up to their antics again, the wonderful Outdoor Cinema is happening at Castle Hill Showground and Sydney Thunder will be wowing their devoted followers at their fan day.

"My family and I will be going to lots of the wonderful events on offer during Summer Series and I hope to see you all there," Mayor Byrne added.

Summer Series includes the following:

Bella Vista Farm Open Days

3 December, 4 February | Bella Vista Farm

Markets, food and historic displays set amongst the stunning grounds of the historic Farm.


Shakespeare in the Park

8 - 30 December | Bella Vista Farm

Comedy, morality and tragedy abound in this year's Shakespeare in the Park with the classic plays, Measure for Measure and Servant of Two Masters. Don't miss the Second Age and Third Age youth theatre projects on selected dates.Tickets available at


Christmas in The Hills

13 December | Bella Vista Farm

Come celebrate the true spirit of Christmas. Get your tickets online at


Sydney Thunder Fan Day

17 December | Bruce Purser Reserve

Meet your sporting heroes, participate in cricket clinics and be active.

Hills Illuminates Christmas

1 - 24 December | Rouse Hill Town Centre

Brighten up December with some Christmas cheer with an interactive light show.

Castle Hill Christmas in The Piazza

1 - 25 December | The Piazza, Castle Towers

Get into the festive spirit, come and see our giant Christmas tree with a backdrop of carolling while finishing your Christmas shopping.

New Year's Eve at The Farm

31 December | Bella Vista Farm

This family-friendly event will provide a celebration close to home. Entry is free, however tickets are required.

Sydney Hills Outdoor Cinema

11 January - 18 February | Castle Hill Showground

The outdoor cinema is back with an array of great movies to watch under the stars.

Convict Footprints at The Farm

13 and 14 January, 20 and 21 January| Bella Vista Farm

Take a trip back in time and experience the rich history of Bella Vista Farm. Tickets available at

Australia Day at The Farm

26 January | Bella Vista Farm Celebrate Australia Day at The Farm

There will be stalls, food trucks and rides, finishing off with The Rogue Traders, Fasika Ayallew and Mental as Anything.

Red Hot Summer Tour

4 February | Bella Vista Farm

Come celebrate summer with 80s artists including Suzi Quatro, The Angels and Baby Animals. Tickets available at

Parramatta Eels Fan Day

11 February | Bella Vista Farm

You have the chance to meet your footy favourites when the Blue and Gold Army are back in town.

Get Your Groove On

17 and 24 February | Bella Vista Farm

Complete with headliners Birds of Tokyo, Pete Murray, great music, great food, great afternoon at The Farm. Tickets available at

Country Rocks Festival Sydney

3 March | Bella Vista Farm

An exciting music festival with some of the best names in country rock live on stage. Tickets available at

Some events are FREE while others are ticketed or may require bookings - please visit to find out more!

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When: 5 November 2017 - 3 March 2018
Where: Throughout The Hills
Cost: Variety of costs catering for the whole family
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