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Ramadan Nights Lakemba

Haldon Street comes alive with nightly street-side food stalls until 3am.
By Ben Hansen
March 17, 2023
By Ben Hansen
March 17, 2023

One of the most popular events in Sydney for both the Islamic community and the city at large, Ramadan Nights is making its return to Haldon Street in Lakemba. Running for 31 nights between Tuesday, March 21–Thursday, April 20, the food and cultural festival will bring together more than 75 local businesses for a nightly feast between dusk and 3am each day, celebrating the most sacred month on the Islamic calendar.

More than a million people are expected to visit the month-long festival, with many attendees travelling to southwest Sydney from interstate or overseas each year.

Visitors can expect food stalls serving up traditional dishes from Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Lebanon, Syria and many more international communities. Walk through and you'll find everything from shawarma and kaak to Syrian ice cream, knafeh and Lebanese coffee.

The event is free, and there will be free shuttle buses running from 6.30pm–12.30am between Lakemba and both Campsie and Roselands to help accommodate the limited parking available. You can also catch the train via the T3 Bankstown Line to Lakemba Station if you're travelling from outside of southwest Sydney.

If you're trying to beat the crowds, it's recommended that you head along on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, arriving early around dusk.

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