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Northey Street City Farm Winter Solstice Festival 2021

Celebrate the longest night of the year with food, live music, dancing, talks and workshops, a lantern parade and a bonfire.
By Sarah Ward
June 17, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
June 17, 2021
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In 2021, Monday, June 21 marks an important occasion: winter solstice, or the day with the shortest span of daylight and longest stretch of night for the current 12-month period. Since ancient times, it has been a time of celebration — and that's what Northey Street City Farm does each and every year.

Hosting this stint of revelry on a Monday wouldn't be any fun, though, so this year's Winter Solstice Festival will take place on Saturday, June 19. At the  Windsor spot, everything from food, live music, talks and workshops is on the bill — plus a lantern parade and a sizeable bonfire.

The leafy venue has been getting into the wintry spirit for more than two decades, so expect quite the party. A community jam, chats on topics as varied as making yoghurt and queer permaculture, and Bollywood dancing classes are all on offer as well.

The event kicks off from midday, with $35 tickets on sale now. This year's festival will also be a zero-waste affair, so bring your own reusable containers, crockery and cutlery, as none will be given out at the food and drink stalls.

Image: Northey Street City Farm.

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