The Freshwater Brewing Co. is set to host Freshie Palooza from Thursday, 25 July to Sunday, 28 July, promising an unforgettable weekend filled with creativity and community spirit. This lively four-day celebration of music and the arts will take place at the heart of Brookvale’s burgeoning brewery scene, as part of The Creative Open initiative spearheaded by The Northern Beaches Council. 

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Aimed at rejuvenating the local nightlife and music scene in the wake of extended lockdowns, this event has rapidly evolved into a staple for both locals and visiting music enthusiasts. This year, the brewery is the main hub for The Creative Open, hosting a majority of the festival’s major acts and activities within its expansive, pastel-hued taproom.

From midday until late, Freshie Palooza will offer a wide array of entertaining and quirky activities suitable for all ages. The festival’s impressive lineup of free performances includes talents like rapper Gold Fang, neo-RnB singer Ruby Jackson, Indie-trio Loretta, and Urban Roots band The Strides, among others.

In addition to the musical acts, guests can enjoy creative workshops throughout the weekend, including tote-bag printing on Saturday and woodworking on Sunday. An artisanal Winter Night Market on Friday will feature local favourites such as PLOW Surf Co., Atypical Aromas, BohoBabe, The Sunshine Collective, and more.

Freshwater Brewing’s kitchen will be open for hearty lunch and dinners, while the bar will offer a diverse selection of cocktails, beers, natural wines, and non-alcoholic beverages. Special Palooza-themed menu items, including a Palooza Pilsner and Palooza Paloma, will also be available, with more exciting collaborations to be announced soon.

Families are not left out either. On Sunday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, a roving circus will entertain the little ones, while parents can relax with live music, good food, and drinks. Plus, kids eat free on Sundays, making it a perfect family outing.

  • What: Freshwater Brewing Co. hosts Freshie Palooza
  • When: Thursday 25th, Friday 26th, Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th July
  • Where: Freshwater Brewing Co, 4 Powells Road, Brookvale
  • How much: Free entry
  • Find out more here