Bondi Festival is a cutting-edge arts festival and an all-ages adventure zone that bursts into life every winter at the world’s most famous beach.

Every winter Bondi is transformed into your winter playground by the sea, bringing families and culture vultures to experience local delights and international sensations.

This much-loved arts festival is Waverley Council’s flagship winter event, proudly presented in partnership with Bondi and Districts Chamber of Commerce.

“An eclectic fortnight of fun and wonder.”
Concrete Playground

“I’d have moved to Bondi this week if I could. ✮✮✮✮✮
The Brag

“A sanctuary of warmth and fun away from the cold winter nights… it’s the place to be.”
Theatre Now

The Story So Far:

Over the past 10 years Bondi Festival has built itself as a mid-winter institution for Bondi locals and visitors, as well as the local and national arts industry. Growing from humble roots (a couple of shows in a curtained meeting room), Bondi Festival is now a major event drawing festivalgoers down to the beach in the off-season. Previously known as ‘Bondi Feast’ and ‘Bondi Winter Magic’, we’re excited to have launched our new rebranded and reinvigorated identity, Bondi Festival.


17 days and nights of arty business. Bondi Festival is festival of comedy, theatre, cabaret, music, circus, storytelling, arts, ice-skating, hot food, cold drinks, family fun and much, much more.


Bondi Festival is presented by the good people at Waverley Council in partnership with Bondi and Districts Chamber of Commerce.


Bondi Beach (exact locations for the 2021 program TBA)


25 June – 11 July 2021


Tickets for all events will be purchasable via our website from late May.


If you have nothing but time and energy and would like to give some of that, for a few hours, a few nights, or a few weeks, click here for more info.

Festival Team:

Festival Director Rachel Chant
Festival Director Phil Spencer
Producer Tanya Miles
Comms and Media Officer Jackie Kuek
Social Media Intern Imogen Vander
Branding Agency Hours After

2021 Promo Photography Robert Catto
2021 Promo Models Chemon Theys, Lulu Quirk, Phil Fiebig, Banjo Beardmore & Arisa Yura.
2021 Promo Props Grumpy Donuts 


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    Bondi Festival acknowledges the Bidjigal and Gadigal people, who traditionally occupied the Sydney Coast. We acknowledge and pay our respects to Aboriginal Elders both past and present.