Annual events

Find all the annual events, causes and awareness days that we observe.

These events are held every year in Darebin, but see our upcoming events calendar for dates and locations of events near you.


An annual event during the first week of February promoting harmony between all people regardless of their faith.

International Women's Day (8 March) is a global, annual day that celebrates the achievements of women and recognises the need for gender equality.

Darebin’s Backyard Harvest Festival is back, running over three weekends from 14–29 March as part of Darebin FUSE Festival for the first time.
Ongoing, Autumn & Spring
Seasonal bike skills programs and regular bike check events for new, returning and regular riders.

Celebrated on 17 May each year, IDAHOBIT recognises the discrimination and human rights abuses experienced by LGBTIQ people around the world.

National Sorry Day is an annual ceremonial event. Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June) commences the day after Sorry Day.

Refugee Week is a national annual event that aims to create a culture of welcome for refugees and asylum seekers living among us.
National Aboriginal and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The Darebin Mayor’s Writing Award is an annual award for writers who live, work or study in the City of Darebin. Now in its sixth year, the award celebrates local stories and local writers. The theme for 2021 was Recovery.


Wurundjeri Week is an acknowledgement and celebration of the traditional Aboriginal land owners.

Celebrating older residents in Darebin with our calendar of free and low-cost events and activities.

An annual campaign to end violence against women.

A chance for primary school students from across Darebin to learn about Aboriginal culture and history from Aboriginal Elders and groups.

27 October
Have you experienced racism or seen it happen in the community? 

Wish to help yourself or others but not sure how?

23–31 October
Children’s Week is a national celebration recognising the talents, skills achievements and rights of children.
28 October
Stories of home and of having to leave it
World Children's Day promotes the rights and welfare of children and young people globally.
A global campaign dedicated to ending gender-based violence and raising awareness about the impact of violence against women.

3 December

To celebrate International Day for People with Disability in 2022, we’re announcing a Disability Pride Mural.

'Brush, Book, Bed' is a 1.5-hour dental hygiene session for Darebin families with young children aged 5 or under.

Ongoing, Autumn & Spring
FUSE is Darebin’s brand-new multi-arts festival, held in Autumn and Spring each year, designed to accommodate a range of different access points for audience and artists.