Consider us officially hyped for this action-packed two-week affair at Sydney Solstice!
If you’re desperate for a return to normalcy and to step out and have some much-needed fun — Destination NSW’s and NSW Government’s brand-new art and food festival — Sydney Solstice is just what you need.
Set to take place from June 8-June 20, this exciting new festival will be held across four key precincts: the Central Business District, Darling Harbour, Barangaroo and surrounds, Oxford Street and surrounds and Newtown and surrounds. The event is primed to showcase some of the best that the city has to offer in terms of dining, art and culture. (Image credits: Destination NSW.)
Across the two weeks that the event is set to take place, Sydney Solstice is encouraging people to step out and show support to some of the best that our local businesses have to offer. Giving us an incentive to brave the cold weather and head out, the full line-up of events was recently revealed and there is heaps to look forward to.
Highlights of the event include a multi-sensory feast at Town Hall called ‘The Queen’s Feast – A Last Supper for all the Senses’, an immersive experience by Heaps Gay. You get a chance to demolish food offerings by legends like Anna Polyivou (Dessert Queen) Claire Van Vuuren (Bloodwood), George Woodyard (Bart Jnr) and Sarah Tiong (MasterChef 2017/ 2020). The event will be held on the Queen’s Birthday weekend so make sure you work up a serious appetite ahead of the feast.
One of Sydney’s most loved music venues — The Metro Theatre will turn up the music — and the nostalgia when they reopen their doors with the ‘7 Day Weekend‘ event. Seven days of straight up music, fun and dance — just the party we deserve.
Sky gazers and astronomy lovers can head over to the Sydney Observatory for a world premiere work by illustrious composer and widely revered multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, William Barton. You can take in the live music with the winter sky glittering overhead.
Over on Oxford Street, wine enthusiasts and party aficionados, can experience the Five Ways Festival — the street party of our dreams. Replete with food, music, art and all the good things we love — Paddington’s Five Ways will play host to this exciting event.
For families, we recommend the Darling Harbour Winter Festival which will transform Darling Harbour into a wonderland of lights, colour and entertainment. The area will be covered with themed decorations and there will also be a giant ice-skating rink and an arctic ice-slide. For the grown ups there’s heaps of good food and live music to take in. A win-win for everyone.
There’s also an Aboriginal Whale Watching Experience from the 9th and 20th of June that will take you on a unique 3-hour whale watching experience.
If you prefer staying on land, the Sea Life Glow event is one to look out for. The iconic Sydney attraction will turn into a mini party spot for Sydneysiders with pop-up bars, food stations, music, heaps of entertainment, and an underwater world of glowing coral, bioluminescence and sea creatures. Its a party like no other.
Foodies can head over to South Eveleigh Solstice Festival, which will breath new life into the historic site with a bevy of events right from art installations to scrumptious food offerings to delicious beverages. Its the ultimate one-stop shop for food and drink lovers.
And finally, the YCK Laneways presents: Night over Light will turn up the music to celebrate the return of Sydney’s nightlife in all it’s glorious beauty after the events of last year. The event will be held in the city’s newest small bar precinct, YCK Laneways.
There is a lot more to look forward to, check out the full list of events here.
Event: Sydney Solstice
Dates: Tuesday 8 June – Sunday 20 June
Where: Various locations across Sydney.
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