The Sutherland Shire Citizens' Heritage Festival has been shortlisted for a prestigious National Trust Award.
The news was announced on the eve of the 2019 Sutherland Shire Citizens' Heritage Festival open day which is being held tomorrow.
Heritage Festival chairperson Dawn Emerson said the shire organisation was nominated for its 2018 heritage festival
Dawn said the members were thrilled to hear the festival has been nominated.
"The Australian Heritage website that that our heritage festival has more events than any other local government area in Australia," she said.
"I can't believe we have been nominated."
The winner of the award will be announced on May 10.
The annual Sutherland Shire Citizens' Heritage Festival holds its annual open day tomorrow.
Participants will be able to visit the Tramways Museum at Loftus, Brinsley's Joinery, the Sutherland Shire Historical Society at the Sutherland School of Arts and the Woronora Memorial Park.
A bus service will run between the venues throughout the day.
The festival runs until May 13 with a number of events planned.
This year's theme is Connecting People, Places to the Past.