Sydney’s newest dining and lifestyle entertainment precinct, South Eveleigh, will be joining forces with Destination NSW for a two-day street festival to celebrate the shortest night of the year.

As part of the inaugural Sydney Solstice Festival, the precinct will be hosting a program of performance, art installations, music, food and beverage experiences from Friday 18 to Saturday 19 June.

Already, South Eveleigh has made a name for itself in the local hospitality industry by drawing new concepts from some of Sydney’s top food operators – all of which we be showcased as part of the festival. For the event, diners will have the chance to enjoy menus from Kylie Kwong’s highly anticipated new diner, Matt Whiley’s first permanent no-waste bar Re, RaRa Chan, Eat Fuh, Whitton, Steve Costi’s Famous Fish, Fishbowl, Bekya, Pepper Seed Thai, Sushi Hon, North Sandwiches and Yoho Loco.

“It’s so important for us all to keep driving Sydney’s recovery, but also celebrate the things that we love about this city. I love the idea of bringing together Sydney’s cultural community – from food and beverage to art and music and First Nations culture. This program is a beautiful way to bring us all together in the winter months,” says South Eveleigh’s Ambassador of Food, Culture and Community, Kylie Kwong.

The South Eveleigh Community Rooftop Garden, run by Clarence Slockee of Jiwah, will also be running workshops as part of the festival with the aim of educating participants on the native flora that is integral to the Indigenous heritage and land of South Eveleigh.

“Our South Eveleigh community is thrilled to be part of this new program. It’s a wonderful way for us to show Sydney who we are, where we have come from and what we love to do, and engage with this vibrant, diverse and culturally rich part of our city through exciting events at historic Locomotive Street, the home of my new eatery.”

The full program for Sydney Solstice Festival at South Eveleigh will be announced in the coming weeks.