Caxton Street Festival turns 21 | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Caxton Street Festival turns 21

Hitting the milestone of 21 is a big one, an epic event that usually begins with wild celebrations and ends in a long walk home carrying your shoes in one hand and a kebab in the other. Most of us are probably so far past that night it’s but a dim memory, but that won’t stop us helping the Caxton Street Festival celebrate theirs this year! It’s all going down on Sunday the 7th of June, coinciding with the Queen’s Birthday long weekend (because unlike the youthful festival, some of us are going to need more than a night to recover). Word has it, the festival is returning to Petrie Terrace with a line-up of food, drinks and music worthy of it’s new adulthood status – so dress in your best party outfit but make sure it’s got a stretchy waistband! With seafood and street eats from the likes of local venues Gambaro’s, and Black Hide, plus plenty more, we expect foodies will be flocking like seagulls to get their fix. Black Hide will be offering something a little different to their usual a la carte, with a Korean BBQ stall, while Nitrogenie and The Doughnut Bar will have plenty of sugary desserts to give you a 3pm sugar rush. Thirsty types (you know who you are) will not miss out with pop up bars stretching as far as the eye can see (well, the length of Caxton Street anyway) from Sirromet Winery, Rogers, Little Creatures and more. Those hard of hearing (seriously, it’s gonna get loud) will be graced with tunes form Brissie acts such as Thelma Plum, The Beautiful Girls, Phil Jameson and more. The event is an 18+ festival so this one is mainly for the big kids, and as with any big festival, tickets can be pre-purchased to make sure you don’t miss out on the all-Aussie line up of food, booze and good tunes. Ending the night barefoot and regretfully eating a kebab is optional, but definitely the sign of an afternoon well spent! Words by Sheldon Hikaiti