Strathfield Festival

Celebrate the diverse community of Western Sydney with three nights of multicultural food and entertainment in Strathfield this May.
Alec Jones
Published on April 16, 2024

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Autumn is truly a season of celebration in Sydney, with Easter, Ramadan and other calendar events giving locals time off work and extra time to enjoy the festivities. Returning from its 2023 debut on that ever-expanding list is the Strathfield Festival, a celebration of the diverse community of Strathfield taking place nightly from Thursday, May 2 to Saturday, May 4.

In true Inner West fashion, there'll be excellent food on offer. Several popular restaurants and cafes are serving delicious culinary treats from different cuisines. Fancy some Malaysian street food? Make a beeline for Ho Jiak. For authentic and refreshing Vietnamese food, look to Lush Bowl 'n' Roll. Fight off the winter chill with a hearty bowl of pasta from Barone, or dare to snack on something equally chilly with a jug of bingsu from Cafe Crop.

The festivities are just as plentiful, with a block party led by Soul of Sydney on Friday, May 3 and an all-day program the day after. That all-day celebration includes the likes of a long lunch, henna painting, a silent disco and live music. Keep an eye out for kids' fringe band The Vegetable Plot, cross-genre performers Baker Boys Band and rowdy performing group Bermuda Social. That's just the tip of the iceberg.

The Strathfield Festival will run in Strathfield Square from 6-9pm on Thursday, May 2, from 6-10pm on Friday, May 3, and from 12-10pm on Saturday, May 4. Funding for this project was provided by the NSW government. For more information, visit the website.


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