Feline fanciers are gearing up for the most purrr-fect weekend!
Cat got your tongue? Well, the cat’s out of the bag!

Following the roaring sold-out success of the inaugural 2023 Sydney Cat Lovers Festival, Australia’s largest and happiest feline focussed festival pounces back to Sydney Showground on Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 August.

It is heaven for cat lovers with an array of feline-inspired entertainment, education, and inspiration and the Sydney Dog Lovers Festival will run next door on the same weekend.

What can you expect at one of the world’s greatest feline festivals?

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 substantially larger.
  • WHISKAS® Kitty Corner – watch and engage with cats and kittens in big 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.
  • Kitty-Dedicated Supermarket – shop for your cat ’til 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 your 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 you need to know about your cat, what makes them tick, and how to better care for them (if they let you!).
  • CATMANTOO – also known as Robert Dollwet will be giving tips on how to train your cat to use a harness and leash – he is a global internet sensation, and is 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 loving fur-ever home.
  • Breed Showcase – a much larger display of beautiful cats this year with an opportunity to see and learn more about some of the most popular and rare cat breeds in Australia.
  • 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!
  • Treat yourself to delights from Sydney’s finest food trucks and do not miss the adults-only Paws & Prosecco Bar.
  • Enter the Door Prize for a chance to win thousands of dollars in treats for your favourite feline!

Cat enthusiasts that also love dogs will not have to travel far to get their fur-fix, with a limited number of Cat Lovers Festival ticket holders able to purchase HALF PRICE tickets to the Dog Lovers Festival running at the same time next door (albeit in its own dedicated, cat-free venue).

Click here to secure your 2024 tickets now as they are expected to sell out even faster than last year!

Final speaker line-up, talk topics and final attractions to be announced soon, including the Breeders, Exhibitors and Sponsors taking part. To be notified once the full program is announced and to be the first to access special ticket offers coming soon click here to subscribe to our VIP eNewsletter.

For essential details on getting to and attending the Festival, check out our FAQs section on the website here.

You can also stay connected on our FacebookInstagram and TikTok pages. Remember, no BYO cats allowed – find out why here.

We cannot wait to welcome you to one of the world’s greatest feline-focused festivals right here in Sydney!

When

Saturday 24 August: 9:30am – 5pm
Sunday 25 August: 9:30am – 5pm

Where
Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park,
(The Festival occupies the Hall 5 with the Dog Lovers Festival located in the Dome, Hall 2A and 2B)

Paws Sincerely,

Jason Humphris

Cat Lovers Festival Creator

Please note: It’s a fact that most cats don’t like being in big noisy places for long. Those that do are a rare breed! That said, you will find a healthy cast of beautiful cats at the Show, just not hundreds and hundreds – unlike the 800-strong throng at our Dog Lovers Festival! We always put cat welfare first so your understanding here is much appreciated, as is your assistance in taking direction from the cat handlers at the Show. Thanks in advance and we can’t wait to welcome you to the Festival!