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Try Turramurra – Go on, Give it a Go!

By Isabella Edwards

Turramurra – try, taste, trail is concluding with the Try Turramurra Festival on March 18th!

The Turramurra – try, taste, trail experience is coming to an end in the next few weeks with the exciting Try Turramurra Festival. Taking place on Saturday, March 18th from 12 pm to 6 pm at Cameron Park and the Seniors Hall lawn, this jam-packed one-day event is set to include live performances, workshops, food, and drinks stalls, and so much more! It’s set to be an excellent day out for the entire family.

Turramurra – try, taste, trail has seen outdoor movie screenings, art installations, live music and edible planted flora, breathe fresh life and colour into Turramurra. Turramurra – try, taste, trail and the Try Turramurra Festival have received funding from the state government as part of the Streets as Shared Spaces Program. The programs sought to increase collaboration between local governments and community sectors as well as improve pedestrianisation throughout NSW. A feat that has certainly been achieved with Turramurra – try, taste, trail. Mayor Jeff Pettett has said of the festival:

“We are thankful for the NSW Government's grant to host Try Turramurra. It’s a great way to invigorate and bring new life to the centre of Turramurra.”

“It’s great to see local businesses getting involved, as well as community organisations having the chance to talk to people about what they do.”

“We’re grateful to the state government for supporting Try Turramurra and providing funds for the new William Street pedestrian crossing and the art installations in the centre.”

If you’ve missed out on the festivities, don’t fret! The Try Turramurra Festival taking place on Saturday, March 18th has plenty on offer!

Festival Highlights and Schedule

  • Create a Herb Pot 12 pm-1:30 pm, 2:30 pm-4 pm – Calling all green thumbs! Pop on down to Cameron Park to build your own mini-herb garden.

  • Meet the Animals 12:30 pm – 1 pm – get up close and personal with some cuddly animal ambassadors from the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden. Learn all about their habitats and behaviours down at Cameron Park.

  • Qigong Class for Beginners 12 pm – 12:45 pm, 1 pm-1:45 pm – Ever thought of giving Qigong a go? All age groups are welcome at this free class at the Turramurra Seniors Centre.

  • Chess, Cheer and Chocolate 2 pm - 6 pm – How does a game of giant chess and heaps of chocolate sound? Fun and delicious? We agree. Get yourself down to the lawn outside the Seniors Centre on Gilroy Road to take part!

  • Circus Workshop 1 pm – 4 pm – Have kids aged 5 – 15 years? Bring them along to a fantastic circus workshop led by performer Nick Fury at Cameron Park. Bookings Essential.

  • Net Zero at Try Turramurra Festival 12 pm – 6 pm – Passionate about climate change? Get together at Cameron Park with some local Net Zero champions and residents to discuss ways to reduce emissions in the community.

Other events and activities include plant advice and discussion with Bushcare experts, speed painting, and live music in Cameron Park throughout the afternoon.

In addition, there will be roaming entertainers and face painting for kids. There will also be many stores with delicious treats on offer, including food, ice cream, coffee, BBQ and even boutique beers and wines for the adults. There will also be stalls selling lovely goods supporting local businesses, from giftware to pottery.

Be sure to pick up a bunch of gorgeous and tasty goodies to settle in for a picnic and soak up the sun and live entertainment.

For many of the workshops and activities, bookings are essential. This is due to limited capacity; however, most events are free! For the full list of events and to book a ticket visit:

Come along on March 18th for a day filled with family-friendly fun at the Try Turramurra Festival!


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