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Spring awakening: Eat, shop and play at Sydney Streets

7 local neighbourhoods transformed into traffic-free destinations.

Sydney Streets Crown Street Surry Hills Photo by Katherine Griffiths

Across 7 Saturdays this spring, you’re invited to get outdoors and celebrate Sydney’s unique neighbourhoods.

For 1 day only, we’re stopping the traffic in Surry Hills, Pyrmont, East Sydney, Redfern, Haymarket, Glebe and Potts Point. These neighbourhoods will transform into traffic-free areas to walk, shop and dine. Acoustic musicians and roving entertainers will perform throughout the day.

Summer Streets on Harris Street in February 2022
Summer Streets on Harris Street in February 2022

After a successful pilot earlier this year with Summer Streets, the program is back to get you out and about and enjoy what Sydney’s fantastic neighbourhoods have to offer.

Crown Street, Surry Hills will kick the series off with a bang on Saturday, 1 October. There’ll be everything from window burlesque dancers at Sky Sirens and an 80s- style aerobics class at Hiscoes Gym to a doggie treat station at the Trinity and pet games and competitions at Vets on Crown. We’ll also see drag queens at the Clock Hotel, giveaways from All About Salon and tastings at Surry Hills Fine Wines.

Summer Streets on Crown Street in February 2022
Summer Streets on Crown Street in February 2022

“The Sydney Streets series is an essential part of what we’re doing to support our local businesses,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore said.

“Our first series of Sydney Streets parties through the last summer was a huge success and well received by residents and businesses alike. We want to see more people get out and about and enjoy what their neighbourhoods have to offer.”

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Published 16 September 2022, updated 20 September 2022