Share the longest night at South Eveleigh

19th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Sydney’s newest dining, arts and lifestyle destination, South Eveleigh, will be marking the longest night of the year with an exciting two-day event on Friday, June 18 and Saturday, June 19 as part of Destination NSW’s inaugural Sydney Solstice Festival. The heritage location at Locomotive Street will be transformed into a medley of activity – fusing performance, art installations, music, food and beverage experiences.

A celebration of the city’s world-class food and drink, music, arts and culture, Sydney Solstice will take place from June 8 to 20. The program brings together venues, chefs, artists and musicians to showcase the dynamic CBD and surrounding neighbourhoods.

Kwong is an ambassador for the precinct, and has also just opened her own eatery there.

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

“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’ve 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.”

Steeped in Australia’s technology and manufacturing history, South Eveleigh’s Locomotive Street has been lovingly restored into a vibrant showcase of eateries from some of Sydney’s top food operators, which will all be on show across the two-day free street festival event.

South Eveleigh will be dishing up the best that Sydney has to offer.

Revellers can enjoy a wide array of food and drink, including some of Kwong’s best-known dishes, which will be served at her highly anticipated new eatery, Lucky Kwong – a casual Australian-Cantonese cafeteria-style eatery. Also in the precinct are RaRa Chan, Eat Fuh, Steve Costi’s Famous Fish, Fishbowl, Bekya, Pepper Seed Thai, Sushi Hon, Yoho Loco, North Sandwiches and the world’s first permanent no-waste bar – Re by Matt Whiley.

The South Eveleigh Community Rooftop Garden, run by Clarence Slockee of Jiwah, will run workshops across the two days, seeking to educate participants on the native flora that’s integral to the Indigenous heritage and land of South Eveleigh.

The Sydney Solstice winter festival aims to continue to drive the recovery of business affected by COVID-19. Taking place in the lead-up to the longest night of the year, the event promises the best of Sydney’s innovation, diversity and vibrant culture, inviting festival goers to immerse themselves in the world on their doorstep.

The full South Eveleigh program will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information, head to