January has started off on a somewhat disappointing note with omicron ravaging through the city and so many beloved events getting cancelled as a result. But come February, the City of Sydney is organising a widespread event aptly called Summer Streets in a bid to encourage locals to step out and enjoy what the city has to offer while lending support to small businesses and vendors.
Highlights of Summer Streets
The day-long fiesta which will take place every consecutive weekend, will transform many of Sydney’s beloved suburbs into massive pedestrian-only spaces to shop, dine and make the most of summer.
Summer Streets will start with a bang on Crown Street with the legends from Sydney Drag Royalty and the Devonshire Divas along with fire performers and LED dancers taking to the streets later in the day. The event takes place on February 6 from 11am-9pm between Cleveland Street and Foveaux Street.
Glebe Point Road will also be participating on February 12 with heaps of outdoor entertainment, good food and live music from the Kate Wadey Trio, The Oompah Loompah Band, The Pre-Loved and roving African drummers. First Nations group Yulugi Keyna Wilkins Ensemble will also be playing.
Over on Harris Street, live music will take centrestage on February 19, with the Kate Wadey Trio, the Yulugi Ensemble, Daniel Francis Band, George Washingmachine and Crawfish Po’Boys. Get excited for native bird performers along with heaps of food trucks and drinks to keep you charged for the day.
Also on the program is Summer Streets on Stanley Street later on March 12, which will feature toe-tapping performances by a mariachi band and fire performances post sundown.
Keen to join the fun? Find all the information for your street-hopping adventure here.