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Wollongong City Council

Viva la Gong

Celebrate Wollongong’s unique art and culture at our annual Viva la Gong festival!

Viva la Gong brings the city centre’s MacCabe Park to life on the second Saturday in November.

With great live music and performances, art installations, play zones, food and crafts, Viva is loads of fun for all ages. You can also be part of the action with interactive art and performance workshops, or take part in the community parade.

We also run smaller satellite events in the lead-up, so keep an eye out for your chance to take part.

Viva events

Calling Viva volunteers!

Want to get some event experience and see Viva la Gong from behind the scenes? We're inviting applications for volunteers at this year's festival. Read our Volunteer Terms and apply online to take part.

Check out the Events section of our Volunteering page for information about other community events you can also take part in.

Become a sponsor

Viva is Wollongong’s favourite community festival, and is brought to you with the support of our amazing sponsors. If you’d like to become a Viva supporter, check out our Sponsorship page.