If you love your food and music, then Lismore is the place to be on Saturday, 21 August as the iconic Eat the Street food, art and music festival returns for its 7th year with a new naming sponsor – the Lismore Workers Club.
Lismore City Council’s Manager of Liveable and Active Communities Tony Duffy said Council was excited that the Lismore Workers Club has come on board as the naming sponsor of the event.
“The Workers Club is a great local Lismore business and has a long history of supporting the local community. It is very fitting that they are now an integral part of the Northern Rivers premier food event,” he said.
Lismore Workers President Ian Harmon, speaking on behalf of the board of directors, said: “Lismore Workers has always been a part of Eat The Street and we're excited to see the event become bigger and better every year.”
“It's great to see the diversity of our food culture in Lismore on display, and it always gets a great turnout. We hope our involvement helps continue to make this event a continuing success for our local area."
This year, the festival will take place along Magellan and Carrington Streets and in the newly refurbished Lismore Laneways where you will discover outstanding local food and beverages, art, roving entertainers, and much more.
Mr Duffy said in the past, the festival had attracted more than 25,000 people. However, this year there will be some changes due to COVID.
“As everyone in the community knows, everything is fluid due to COVID with changing restrictions,” he said.
“This year, the festival will still be a free event, but it will be ticketed and visitors must register to gain entry via Magellan Street between Keen and Molesworth. This is to make sure our community remains COVID-safe.”
There will also be two sessions: noon to 3pm and 4pm to 7pm.
Sit out on the street, under the trees, and try food from all over the Northern Rivers region, or purchase a ticket to the VIP Garden party for $110 (over 18 years only).
Eat the Street coincides with the SHINE light art festival, which runs after dark from Thursday, 19 August to Tuesday, 21 August on Molesworth Street. Both events are managed carefully in accordance to COVID-19 health guidelines to ensure community safety.