The Haldon Street Festival is an iconic event that is well established in the community and in 2018 the festival will celebrate its 17th year.
The festival presents a range of international entertainment, food and activities for everyone to enjoy.
Each year the festival continues to grow with more than 25,000 people from across Sydney taking part in the annual festivities. Visitors have the opportunity to indulge in the incredible intercontinental food the market has to offer. With options in cuisine from all across the globe there is something to suit everyone’s tastes.
The Haldon Street Festival presents a variety of music and live entertainment. There are 3 stages spread out across the festival that will showcase over 250 performances from local schools and community groups. The talent that is presented on stage is lively and adds to the atmosphere of the festival.
During the festival there is an amazing set up of over 80 stalls that creates a bustling marketplace for visitors to explore. Stallholders will have their best merchandise on offer from homewares, arts, jewellery and fresh produce.
In addition to the fantastic food and live entertainment there is also a carnival of fun and exciting amusement rides for both kids and adults to enjoy.
The festival is one that the community is very proud of. There is a wonderful community spirit that people from the area and beyond really enjoy on the day. The community is so proud in that there is merchandise on sale promoting the love for their community, with “I Love Lakemba” mugs, tees and other products available for sale.
The Haldon Street Festival is a great way to experience different cultures and cuisine and get immersed in the vibe of the event. The hardest choice you will have to make is deciding what to have to eat!
The Haldon Street Festival is a famous multi-cultural event that takes place in the cultural melting pot that is Haldon Street in Lakemba. The festival is a celebration of unity, respect, and peace among all cultures.
The town, heralded as a mini-Lebanon, comes alive with aromatic food around the world, ethnic groceries and eateries, spices, and patisseries. Stalls selling food from Malaysia, Greece, Lebanon, Turkey, the Cook Islands, and other exotic destinations will be up for grabs. The streets come alive with vibrant parades showcasing over 150 performers including belly dancers, Turkish drummers, Colombian dancers, Polynesian hula dancers, and more. Arabian bazaars, kids’ carnival rides, glistening jewellery, and dozens of market stalls showcase the unique cultures and ethnicities that have migrated to this side of Australia. On the top end of the street is the main stage where various multicultural performances take place. A second stage is where local and youth talent perform song and dance. Not to be missed are the festival camels!
The festivities at the Haldon Street Festival start at 10AM. Getting to Haldon Street from Sydney is just a half-hour drive away via the A4 and Canterbury Road.