The don't-miss food and drink events at the new Sydney Solstice festival

South Eveleigh Solstice Festival is a free street party that will be held at the rejuvenated Locomotive Street.
South Eveleigh Solstice Festival is a free street party that will be held at the rejuvenated Locomotive Street. Photo: Supplied

Kylie Kwong will host a South Eveleigh street party as part of Sydney Solstice, an exciting new winter arts, culture and food festival taking place across four precincts from from June 8th to 20th. 

In the lead up to the longest night of the year, the city will celebrate with 200 experiences held across various restaurants, pubs, precincts, art galleries, museums, and live music venues across the CBD, Darling Harbour, Newtown, Oxford Street and surrounds.

Don't know where to start? With great food and drink, of course. 

South Eveleigh Solstice Festival (June 18 and 19) is a free street party at rejuvenated Locomotive Street, where Kylie Kwong's new eatery will be dishing out great food among a lively line up of performance, art installations, music and other top food and drink offerings. 

Kylie Kwong will be cooking up a storm at the Eveleigh Street Party at Sydney Solstice.
Kylie Kwong will be cooking up a storm at the Eveleigh Street Party at Sydney Solstice. Photo: Supplied

The Queens Feast on June 13 will see the Sydney Town Hall transformed into a debauched mess hall for a long table feast prepared by an awesome all-female line-up including Anna Polyivou (Dessert Queen) Claire Van Vuuren (Bloodwood), George Woodyard (Bart Jnr) and Sarah Tiong (MasterChef), while enjoying booze from legendary winemaker Lisa McGuigan.

Who says nothing good happens after midnight? Quite the contrary, in fact, with Mr Wongs hosting an after-hours dim sum feast complete with DJs June 11, which starts at midnight and ends at 3am.

Other food and drink highlights include the winemaker-hosted drinks and snacks at Aria After Dark (June 9-16); workshops exploring the wonderful world of indigenous and local ingredients at Phew-True at Bitter Phew bar (June 8-20); a craft beer festival within the festival at Pyrmont's Terminus Hotel's Brew Beats and Burgers; and Flavours of Opera Kitchen, a two-day full-on food festival on Sydney Harbour (June 19-20).

All this and we haven't even touched the sides yet. As well as more fun food events for all tastes and budgets, there's a dazzling choice of arts and culture events to fill your winter diary. Best book a few days off work to make the most of it. 

Sydney Solstice, June 8-20, various locations. For more details visit sydneysolstice.com