The lower North Shore’s much loved Emerge Festival returns in September, showcasing a fabulous program of events for the whole family - from the new and exciting, to many popular annual events.

It is a celebration of new talent, culture and community.

Emerge is a collaboration between Willoughby City Council, professional performers, artists, organisations and local community groups.

Willoughby Council runs an Event Seeding grants program, to support event organisers run events as part of the festival. Applications for grants are currently open until Friday 5 April.

Emerge Festival 2015