Manly Community

Manly Festivals and Events

Manly Arts and Crafts Markets

Sydney Rd and Market Lane.
Contact Blue Sky Events Ph: 02 9315 7011
Open every weekend 10am to 5pm except public holidays

Manly Village Public 
School Markets
Cnr Darley Rd and Wentworth St.
Contact Ann Blake: 02 9949 2351
Open every 3rd Saturday of the Month.


‘A Taste of Manly’ is recognized as one of Sydney’s largest regular community based food and wine festivals. It occurs on the first weekend in June and consistently attracts approximately 30,000 people each year, people are drawn by both the scenic beach setting and range of quality food and wines offered. Originally constructed as an early wintertime promotion to shine a spotlight on Manly’s busy restaurant sector, the festival has grown in size and structure to include non-stop outdoor entertainment which includes concert bands, jazz and world music groups as well as camel rides on the beach and interactive games.


The Manly Arts Festival started in 1994 and has since grown into one of the NSW’s leading community based arts festivals. Originally designed to lift the winter gloom, the Festival has now blossomed into a major spring-time cultural event.

Manly Jazz Festival

Annually in October.

Manly International Jazz Festival is currently Australia’s largest community based jazz festival. With four outdoor stages from noon until sundown and indoor ticketed concerts for the evening, it in total features over 60 performances. The event is sited to accommodate large crowds who come from across the nation and overseas to join in the festive atmosphere over the October Holiday Long Weekend.