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2017 Festival of Mosman

13 February 2017

Mosman Council is calling on community groups and would-be sponsors to get involved in the 2017 Festival of Mosman which this year marks two significant anniversaries as it celebrates the theme Living Mosman, celebrating and promoting Mosman’s unique community and identity.

Highlights of the festival, which spans the 70th Mosman Art Prize exhibition and the 75th anniversary of HMAS Penguin, include HMAS Penguin Freedom of Entry, Mosman Art Prize, the Festival Opening Concert, Children’s Fair, Pet’s Day Out, Concert in the Park and Festival Cinema Under the Stars.

“This year’s festival will celebrate two significant milestones in Mosman’s cultural and military history with a range of engaging and fun events,” Festival Director Liz Bennett said.

“Mosman Council is inviting local community groups and organisations to plan their own events during the festival and take advantage of the numerous marketing and promotion opportunities available to register events.

“Council is also inviting expressions of interest from businesses and other interested parties who would like to participate in the 2017 Festival of Mosman as a sponsor at one of the various levels of sponsorship available.”

Following on from the success of the 2015 festival, the biennial series of events will feature an array of cultural and community activities including open air concerts, public art program, art exhibitions, an outdoor cinema and environmental activities throughout Mosman from 13 to 22 October.

Other events will be included in the program to complement the theme and to celebrate the best of Mosman – its beaches, scenery and lookouts; its harbour lifestyle including fine dining and shopping; its vibrant arts experiences; and its easy walking access to National Parks and other natural wonders.

Community event registrations and submissions for sponsorship expressions of interest should be submitted by 31 May for inclusion in the print program.

For more information about the festival and how to get involved go to