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Crows Nest Mainstreet is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated return of Crows Nest Fest 2023, a free community event set to captivate attendees on Sunday, 15th October 2023, from 10am to 5pm.

This year’s festival promises to be an unparalleled experience, with over 150 artisan and produce stallholders, boasting an array of activities, delectable cuisine, captivating entertainment, and more, making it the best Crows Nest Fest to date.

30,000 Attendees Expected to Join the Festivities

Crows Nest Fest stands as a testament to the thriving community spirit that embodies the Crows Nest neighborhood. With an estimated 30,000 attendees anticipated to join the celebrations, this festival truly showcases the vibrant culture and strong sense of community that defines Crows Nest.

A Mesmerizing Array of Attractions

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The festival offers an impressive line-up of attractions, providing something for everyone to enjoy:

  1. Food Alley: Situated on Burlington St, the Food Alley will delight food enthusiasts with its extensive array of cuisines from carefully curated gourmet food vendors, local cafes, restaurants, and bars. Culinary delights await visitors, showcasing Crows Nest’s reputation for exceptional gastronomy.
  2. Licensed Zones: The top section of Willoughby Road will transform into a lively Licensed Zone featuring the beloved Crows Nest Hotel with a selection of boutique drink marquees. On Burlington St, our local hero Xenos restaurant will feature their very own ‘Greektoberfest’ with an outdoor pop-up bar with a delicious array of original Greek gourmet flavours.
  3. Music Stages: Melodious tunes and vibrant rhythms will fill the air as talented local artists and performers grace multiple music stages, setting the perfect ambiance for the festivities. Big Music has programmed the musical talents on the Ernest Place stage and local school bands and dance groups will perform on the Holtermann St.
  4. Kids’ Zone: Children and families are in for a treat with the lively Kids’ Zone, featuring a petting zoo, pony rides, street entertainers, buskers, and the much-loved Circus Playground with juggling toys, stilts, unicycles, spinning and balancing acts in our very new Hume St park. Fun and laughter will be plentiful for visitors of all ages.

Celebrate Community and Culture

“We invite everyone to join us in celebrating Crows Nest Fest 2023,” JoEllen Henderson, Director on behalf of the Board: Crows Nest Mainstreet. “This festival encapsulates the vibrant culture and strong sense of community that defines Crows Nest now in it’s 32nd year. With fun activities, delectable food, and captivating entertainment, we aim to create an unforgettable free community event for families and friends.”

Crows Nest Fest 2023 will span from the five ways at Pacific Highway, down Willoughby Road to Albany St, into Burlington, Holtermann and Clarke St, encompassing the bustling shopping and dining precinct of Crows Nest. Attendees are encouraged to immerse themselves in the festive atmosphere, relish culinary delights, and enjoy quality time with their family and friends.

Crows Nest Fest 2023 promises to be a spectacular celebration, highlighting the unique charm and vitality of Crows Nest. Save the date—Sunday, 15th October 2023—and head along to this fun-filled free event experience.

Walk, ride your bike, catch public transport or park in the nearby local parking stations.


EVENT: Crows Nest Fest 2023

EVENT TYPE: Free community, all ages event

LOCATION: Crows Nest, Sydney

DATE: Sunday 15 October 2023

TIMES: 10am – 5pm

For more information, please visit the Crows Nest Mainstreet

W: www.crows-nest.com.au

I: www.instagram.com/crowsnestnsw

F: www.facebook.com/CrowsNestMainstreet