Nowruz: A Persian New Year Celebration

Head to Free to Feed in Fitzroy North to celebrate Persian culture, food and music.
Andrew Zuccala
February 08, 2024


As Persian New Year (Nowruz) is overlapping with this year's Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, the team at Free to Feed has decided to throw a huge food- and tunes-filled party.

On the night of Wednesday, March 20, Free to Feed's Fitzroy North site will be transformed by Iranian immigrants and refugees as they cook up a traditional three-course dinner and play a heap of live music.

The crew hasn't released a menu, but we can expect the dishes to come with saffron rice and ruby red barberries that symbolise the love, light and hope that the New Year brings. And while the $102 ticket doesn't include drinks, a bar will be on-site for those wanting to buy some bevs.

Nowruz - Persian New year Celebration for Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Beyond this, the special Nowruz event will be somewhat of a cultural exchange, where guests will hear stories, jam to Persian music and learn more about the culturally significant New Year traditions of the Persian people.

Tickets to the party will not only get you a great midweek night out, but the profits will help Free to Feed support people seeking asylum, new migrants and refugees with training and meaningful employment. It's so wonderful to see a Melbourne Food & Wine Festival event really support the community.

Nowruz - Persian New year Celebration for Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Images: Sam Biddle


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