The IKEA Festival
IKEA is spending 16 days hosting free terrarium workshops, interior designer speed-dating sessions, plant-based cooking demonstrations, nail salons, food tastings and more.
August 19, 2022
Maybe it's the massive layout, which everyone traverses from the front door to the checkouts without taking any shortcuts. Perhaps it's all the display-room setups, turning almost every nook and cranny of a huge warehouse into dream homes. It could be the promise of those Swedish meatballs mid-shop, the coveted blue bags, or just knowing that your house will get a makeover when you return after browsing and buying oh-so-much.
Whichever fits, a trip to IKEA isn't an ordinary shopping experience — although that'll prove true in a different way for 16 days between Friday, August 26–Saturday, September 10. That's when The IKEA Festival, aka your latest excuse to hit up the chain's closest store, will host a heap of free activities. Fancy an IKEA-inspired manicure, likely in blue and yellow? Of course you do.
Also on offer across IKEA's Sydney stores: terrarium workshops, interior designer speed-dating sessions, plant-based cooking demonstrations, food tastings, DJs spinning tunes, a van-life installation and talks on sustainability. For renters, the class about maximising your home when it isn't your own should pique your interest.
Can't make it along in-person? There's also an online live shopping event — and, of course, you can also hit up the brand's newly launched As-Is Online marketplace for discontinued, ex-display and pre-loved products.