Spot On: Randwick Celebrates Its Eleventh Annual Street Festival
Randwick’s biggest and best outdoor party will hit The Spot once again this year, with the multicultural celebration of food and live music expected to attract over 20,000 people.
The Spot Festival, which will be held on March 11 from 1-8pm, boasts activities for all ages to enjoy, including a silent disco, tarot and palm reading, and a new crepe eating competition.
“This is the 11th year Randwick Council has held The Spot Festival, and each year it gets bigger, better, and more popular,” Randwick Mayor Lindsay Shurey told The Beast.
“It’s a great reason to get out and enjoy live entertainment, fantastic food, and the company of great friends and neighbours.”
Randwick attracts people from all over Sydney to experience its vibrant atmosphere, international cuisines and cherished heritage-listed cinema.
Those attending the festivities, held on the corner of Perouse Road and St Pauls Street, Randwick, will make their way through more than 100 stalls selling unique gifts, clothes, handcrafted jewellery and homewares.
You will be able to pick up artisan food products and sample the best of international flavours including Chinese, Thai, French and Korean gastronomies.
Randwick City Council has also organised an exciting line-up of talented acts to provide continuous entertainment and fun across two stages.
Spot some familiar faces and local artists at the Main Stage on St Pauls Street, or head to the Harmony Stage on Perouse Road to enjoy an array of cultural performances.
Dance your Sunday away with Martini Club’s mix of old and new tunes as they create a unique and upbeat atmosphere merging a live DJ set with instrumentalists.
The Sunshine Wonders, a pop and rock band from Sydney, are also among the artists who are guaranteed to have you on your feet as you groove and sing along to your favourite tracks.
There will be high-energy dance routines by the Sydney Roosters Cheerleaders, and Burlesque Entertainment will take to the stage with their new contemporary ‘Goddess Show’.
The free event is the perfect place to enjoy a refreshing drink or icy cold gelato as we wave goodbye to our warm summer evenings.
“The Spot Festival represents the very best things about our city and our community: diversity, energy, and fabulous international food and culture. All of these things make Randwick the best place to live, work and play,” Cr Shurey said.
Pull up a beanbag and catch up with friends in the chill-out zone, or visit the festival’s pop-up library featuring a collection of interesting reads.
There are also plenty of free activities for the young ones, so don’t hesitate to bring the whole family along for a day of fun.
You may find your little ones chasing the huge bubbles as Randwick’s streets come alive with the popular Bubbleman, who will be returning once again this year.
A baby changing tent and pram valet will be available for use, making the day enjoyable and relaxing for everyone.
Council warns that there will be road closures and event clearways, so it would be worthwhile to leave your car at home to avoid the traffic jams and standard parking fiascos.
Why not catch public transport or ride a bike to the street festival? Feel free to park your bicycle in the designated area to keep it secure as you enjoy your day.
You can find the bike and pram valet service at the entry on the corner of Perouse Road and Aeolia Street.
The Spot Festival is a day not to be missed so mark it on your calendar and be part of our community’s vibrant celebration.