The festive season will be in full swing at the end of the month when Commonwealth Park sets the table and spreads the picnic blanket for 10 days of food, drink, entertainment and much more.
The ‘Commons Street Feast’ returns to Canberra from 30 November to 10 December, bringing more than 20 of Australia’s most mouthwatering food trucks, dedicated craft beer and wine bars, the Pimms Garden, plus a host of events, entertainment, and installations.
The free and cashless (card only) event is open to all ages with licensed 18+ bar areas on site.
For the past 12 months, the Commons HQ has been eating its way around Australia to find the very best eats for the 2017 street feast.
This year’s event will include food trucks from Hoy Pinoy, Down N’ Out, Mary’s, Gelato Messina, Maverick Wings, Pimp My Chimney, MEET, De Wafel, Kransky Brothers, Killa Fries, Two Fat Indians, Getintheq, The Avocado Hut, That Arancini Guy, Soul Cartel, Graze Expectations, and Twistto.
2016 favourites Gelato Messina will serve a custom dessert range exclusive to The Commons, and Mary’s will introduce its fried chicken to Canberra, alongside its ‘get fat’ burgers.
Canberra’s growing craft beer reputation means you will be able to wash down your meal with the pick of the capital’s best brews.
If beer is not your tipple, the Commons Wine Bar will be serving the best vintages from the lauded Canberra region wine district, plus a few Australian favourites.
Or quench your thirst with a classic summer cocktail, not to mention enjoying ‘Pimms’ Summer Garden Pop-Up’, where refreshing aperitifs will be served throughout the event.
Want to be waited on? The popular Butlers are back to take orders, queue, deliver food and drink to reserved tables and even curate a menu. Butler bookings will open in early November, with subscribers receiving first access.
It’s not all about the adults. The Commons will have a range of kids activities available during the day on the weekends, including roving street performers, face painting and a visit by a very special Christmas guest.
You can even bring your dog, with The Commons hosting a Dogs Day Out on Sunday 10 December.
Commonwealth Park’s open grassy spaces are perfect for the picnic blanket but there will be plenty of picnic tables, seating in the pop-up bars and restaurants, and deck chairs for hire.
And for a Christmas party with a difference, the Commons is open for bookings.
The Commons will be open from 5 pm to 9 pm Monday to Wednesday, Thursday 5 pm to 10 pm, Friday 5 pm to 11 pm, Saturday 12 pm to 11 pm, and Sunday 12 pm to 9 pm.
The Commons Street Feast is partnering with Her Canberra, Hit 104.7 and Visit Canberra, and supports OzHarvest as the 2017 charity partner.
The Commons subscribers will have access to competitions, event announcements and more.
For more information visit The Commons Street Feast website.