Crows Nest Fest 2023
The 32nd annual celebration on Sydney's lower North Shore promises to be the biggest yet.
September 19, 2023
Crows Nest is a charming community hub on Sydney's lower North Shore, and if you've never visited, you're missing out. One of the greatest offerings of the area is the annual street festival Crows Nest Fest, which returns on Sunday, October 15 from 10am to 5pm.
Crows Nest Fest gathers all the best parts of this suburban hub: great food and drink, easy walking and a thriving community spirit. It's expected to draw crowds in excess of 30,000, making the 2023 festival one of the biggest on record. If that's not enough to get your interest, consider the following:
The festival will see over 150 stalls spread over the Pacific Highway, Willoughby Road, Albany Street, Burlington Street, Holtermann Street and Clark Street. Burlington Street will be known as Food Alley, home to an eclectic mix of local restaurants, bars, cafes and gourmet eateries to show off the neighbourhood gastronomy scene.
Willoughby Road will play home to one of two Licensed Zones, seeing the Crows Nest Hotel spread onto the street via drink marquees, the second zone being an impromptu 'Greektober Fest' on Burlington Street, hosted by local favourite Xenos.
Once you've had your fill of food and drink, follow the sound of distant tunes to music stages. Ernest Place will host a range of professional musical talent while local bands and dance groups perform on a Holtermann Street stage. And if you have any junior revellers in tow, swing by the Hume Street park to the kids zone, where you'll find a petting zoo, pony rides, live entertainers, buskers and a circus playground.
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