Head west for winter fun

11 Aug 2018

Forget the sleep-in and head to Wallsend on Sunday for a day of entertainment, great food, a grand parade and Council's giant book giveaway.

City Of Newcastle is a founding sponsor of the Wallsend Winter Fair, one of the city's largest and most popular street events.

More than 30,000 people are expected to attend the event which, in its 33rd year, is a stalwart on the city's events calendar.

Council is a major sponsor of the event, with a sponsorship of $10,000.

This year Council's activities and stalls will include a big book giveaway in conjunction with charity Got Your Back Sista.

Free books will be on offer outside Council's Wallsend Library from 1.30 to 5pm. We will also be collecting donations for Got Your Back Sista, which offers relief and support to women and children escaping domestic violence.

"We've always proudly sponsored this annual family fun day, one of our city's most popular events," said Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes.

"Come along to the Fair on Sunday, drop in to Wallsend Library to pick up a free book and leave a gold coin donation to help say no to domestic violence in Newcastle."

Our community engagement team will also have a marquee talking to the community about local projects, issues and activities. Drop by the Council stall to say hello and have a chat.

Wallsend Fair is just one of a wide variety of events sharing in nearly a quarter of a million dollars in Council sponsorships.

"Over the spring and summer, Novocastrians will be spoilt for choice with music, cultural fare, sport and community events thanks to Council support," said the Lord Mayor.