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A festival of short films in competition, with talks and workshops.
Held at the Bondi Pavilion.
January - February: Alternate and Fringe Arts events are sometimes held at Bondi Beach, in association with the Festival of Sydney. Way back in 1999 there was an event called "nude night surfing". Tabloid journalists and the raincoat brigade have been hoping for a repeat ever since.
February: The South American Festival day is held in February.
June: World Environment Day. Annual festival to celebrate the environment, Bondi Pavilion. Entertainment, workshops, displays.
July: Mid Winter Festival: Each year Waverley Council organises some sort of festival with activities centred around the Bondi Pavilion.
August: The annual 14-kilometre City to Surf fun run. Usually held on the second Sunday in August, starting around 9am from the city and finishing with picnics in the park at Bondi. In 2012, it happened on Sunday 12th August.
September: Festival of the Winds - Australia's largest Kite Festival. The Festival of the Winds is brought to you by The Australian Kiteflyers Society and the Waverley Council. For more information phone Bondi Pavilion on 9130 3325. On the beach, free. Goes from 11am to 4pm. Usually not much wind before 1pm, and finishes promptly at 4pm.
October into November: Sculpture by the Sea - Along the coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama. Runs for two weeks and is free. Now a Sydney institution.
October: Uncle Toby's Iron Man Competition.
November: Bondi Short Film festival.
December: Afro Latin by the Sea Concert; Carols by the Sea.
December: Christmas at Bondi: By tradition, Christmas Day has been a day on the beach for backpackers and tourists far from home. But these days, on Christmas Day the hotels are closed and Waverley Council makes the beach an alcohol-free zone. Bondi comes alive again on Boxing Day, and the big celebration is New Years Eve on December 31st.
Last Updated: 3rd September, 2012
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