Cronulla Spring Festival joins long list of community events cancelled due to coronavirus

It was totally expected, but official confirmation that this year's Cronulla Spring Festival has been cancelled is another reminder of how many great community events have been lost during the coronavirus pandemic.

A spokeswoman for Sutherland Shire Council said, "Event organisers have advised council that they are unable to proceed with the 2020 event due to current NSW Public Health Orders".

More than 30,000 people normally attend the festival in good weather,

Last year, the mall was still crowded even though the festival was held on the last day of winter, rain fell on the Saturday and the junior rugby league grand finals and Paul Gallen's farewell game at Shark Park were being held.

A photo gallery from the 2019 festival can be viewed above.

On Thursday, the Leader reported the cancellation of the Lugarno Lions Spring Festival and the Oatley Lions Village Festival have been cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 health risks.


Two of the biggest community events in the Georges River community calendar, the festivals have always attracted thousands of people from across Sydney.

The Lugarno Lions Spring Festival is believed to be the largest carnival in the southern side of Sydney outside of the Royal Easter Show, attracting between 45,000 to 50,000 people.