August in Sydney is a colourful blend of diverse cultural offerings. From the Ferragosto Italian Street Festival to the picture-perfect Cherry Blossom Festival, Sydneysiders can get their culture fix minus the cost of airfare. Joining the list is an exclusive Sake Festival that promises to transport spirit lovers to the bustling streets of Tokyo with a huge celebration of Japanese culture, food and drink on the cards. Fresh off a successful run in Melbourne, the festival will take over Carriageworks on September 30 and October 1, well timed with World Sake Day on October 1.
Sake Festival, Sydney
Get your fill of all things Nihonshu with more than 200 free sake to taste and Japanese food stalls along with free sake seminars and food pairing sessions. Sake enthusiasts can also take home the traditional drink courtesy of multiple Australian distributors and Japanese sake breweries directly from Japan who will set up shop at the event.
Plus, get your hands on artisan Japanese ceramics and products, kimonos, pottery and artworks done by local artists. Other highlights to watch out for include live entertainment in the form of Japanese drum performances, dances, live music and more along with The Edo Digital Art Exhibition which focuses on Japan’s Edo Period between 1603 and 1867 when Japan was under the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate and the country’s 300 regional daimyo.
Tickets are now on sale and you can get them here.