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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).