Experience the heart of Surry Hills at this month long festival

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Beloved Sydney suburb Surry Hills is showcasing the best it has to offer (which is a lot) over the month of November. From 1-30 November, the Heart of Surry Hills festival will bring together the area’s renowned and unique culinary flavours and experiences in one all-encompassing showcase.

The month-long program of food and beverage, art, markets and music includes a community art project, signature cocktails and brews, bespoke dining menus, walking tours, and even a free showcase event in Shannon Reserve featuring live music, DJ’s, food and beverage all celebrating the local brewers and distillers of Surry Hills.


City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore said, “The City of Sydney is proud to support the month-long program. This activation for the month of November highlights the very best of our world-class hospitality venues, distilleries, and breweries as well as connecting communities through art and music.”

A culinary adventure awaits those bold enough to sample the specialty dishes and cocktails being created across more than 40 Surry Hills participating venues. Dining Experience Ambassador Jimmy Wong said, “At the Heart of Surry Hills, come and discover the vibrant and often surprising food, dining and drinks scene, right here in my Surry Hills. From the early hours of breakfast right through to the night, there is always something exciting to be discovered. Try a special cocktail at Eileen’s bar at the Four Pillars Laboratory, dine with an enviable degustation at The Blue Door, revel in urban chic at Tokki and savour stunning Italian cuisine at Mille Vini.”


On Saturday 5 November, The Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre presents its monthly Vintage Market Day in Shannon Reserve with the addition of a live music stage, celebrating women in Jazz and featuring the musical talents of Virna Sinzone, Kate Wadey and their amazing instrumental trios.

A free two-day outdoor event in Shannon Reserve will close the Heart of Surry Hills on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November. Enticing visitors from far and wide, it will feature a talented and diverse lineup of DJs, gourmet food trucks and local beverage producers BRIX Distillers, Four Pillars Gin, Hawkes Brewing Co, and Yulli’s Brews, plus showcasing ‘Art in the Park’, a four-week Community Art Project presented by the Surry Hills Community Centre.

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This is only the beginning for Heart of Surry Hills too! “We hope that future Heart of Surry Hills activation will allow us to focus on fashion, retail, creatives and services through a series of regular programs. We hope that you will join us for memory making in the Surry Hills precinct, bring your mates and indulge your senses with art, music, food and drinks for the month of November,” Leigh Harris, President Surry Hills Creative Precinct Inc said. 

Find out more about what’s in store during the festival at heartofsurryhills.com.au