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A purr-fect weekend: the Cat Lovers Festival returns to Sydney following sold out debut

Tide Communications 3 mins read
Cat Lovers Festival

Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 August 2024, Sydney Showground


The Cat Lovers Festival returns to Sydney this August with an even greater experience for feline faithfuls. As the largest kitty-focused festival in Australia, the weekend aims to educate, inspire and entertain cat parents across this epic two-day celebration. Visitors will love the brand-new WHISKAS® Kitty Corner, the return of an even bigger Championship Cat Show, getting up close and paw-sonal at the BlackHawk® Pat-A-Cat Zone, a sprawling kitty supermarket, plus a suite of other crowd-favourites.


“The Cat Lovers Festival captures everything that's so wonderful about cats and we are thrilled to be returning to Sydney after a sell-out debut last year. Celebrating an A-Z of breeds and all the ways these charismatic creatures enrich our lives, the 2024 attractions provide the purr-fect blend of fun, education and entertainment to delight Sydney’s passionate cat community,” said Festival Founder, Jason Humphris.


New and Expanded Features

  • Dr Karl Kruszelnicki – learn about the fascinating science of cats as Australia’s foremost ‘Science Guy’ takes the WHISKAS® Stage.
  • BlackHawk® Pat-A-Cat Zone – get up close and paw-sonal with an array of rare and popular cat breeds from all litters of life, with this year’s zone significantly larger.
  • WHISKAS® Kitty Corner watch and engage with cats and kittens in giant cat enclosures with experts on hand to answer your most curly cat questions.
  • Championship Cat Show – leading breeders and their fabulous felines will strut their stuff, competing for cash prizes, ribbons, and glory, with a purr-spective like never before.
  • Kitty-dedicated supermarket shop for your cat until you drop with dozens of exhibitors selling cat treats, food, toys, enclosures, towers, litter, insurance, boujee accessories, beds, and more.
  • SASH Ask-A-Vet – get answers to all feline focused questions in a personal (and free!) in-person session with experts from one of Australia’s leading emergency veterinary hospitals.


Returning Festival Favourites

  • WHISKAS® Stage – the destination to discover everything to know about cats, what makes them tick, and how to better care for them (if they let you!).
  • CATMANTOO – also known as Robert Dowlett, will be giving tips on how to train feline friends to use a harness and leash. As a global internet sensation duo, he will be presenting with his skateboard riding sidekick and best friend Didga!
  • Dr Katrina – hear from one of Australia’s favourite vets as she shares all her illuminating cat knowledge and expertise.
  • Adoption Zone – discover the joy of adoption, speak with rescue experts, and meet cats looking for a fur-ever home.
  • Breed Showcase – learn more about some of the most popular and rare cat breeds in Australia in at this new and larger display of beautiful felines.
  • Feline Face Painting finish off a cat-tastic day and snap a selfie where kids (and adults!) can have their furr-iest dreams come true and look like their favourite feline friend!


Cat enthusiasts who also love dogs will have access to a limited number of Dog Lovers Festival tickets at half price. As one of the largest dog-dedicated festivals in the world, the Dog Lovers Festival is running at the same time next door (albeit in its own dedicated, cat-free venue).

Key Facts:


LOCATION: Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park

DATES & TIMES: Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 August 2024, 9:30am until 5pm daily

TICKETS: (pre-bookings online are essential)

Please note: visitors are unable to bring their own cats to the event for health & safety reasons, see website for full details on the policy.

Contact details:

For further press information contact Tide Comms:  Zoe Morley | | 0413 408 677


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