Share the longest night at South Eveleigh

19th May 2021 | Eativity editors
Sydney’s newest dining, arts and lifestyle destination, South Eveleigh

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. The event is part of Destination NSW’s inaugural Sydney Solstice Festival. The heritage site at Locomotive Street will become a medley of activity. It will fuse 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.

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

Coming together

“It’s so important for us all to keep driving Sydney’s recovery,” says South Eveleigh Ambassador of Food, Culture and Community, Kylie Kwong. “But also to celebrate the things that we love about this city. 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.

“The South Eveleigh community is thrilled to be part of this program. It’s a wonderful way to show Sydney who we are, where we’ve come from and what we love to do. Also to engage with this vibrant, diverse and culturally rich part of our city through exciting events.”

South Eveleigh’s Locomotive Street is part of Australia’s technology and manufacturing history. Following its loving restoration, it is now home to some of Sydney’s top restaurants. And all will be on show across the two-day free street festival event.

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

The world on your doorstep

Revellers can enjoy a wide array of food and drink. This will include some of Kwong’s best-known dishes, which will be served at her highly anticipated new eatery, Lucky Kwong. Also in the precinct are RaRa Chan, Eat Fuh, Steve Costi’s Famous Fish, Fishbowl, Bekya, Pepper Seed Thai, Sushi Hon, Yoho Loco and North Sandwiches. There’s also 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 businesses affected by COVID. 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. It invites 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 the precinct’s website.

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