Fairfield’s culinary and cultural diversity – more than 107,000 people in the city were born overseas, hailing from more than 104 countries – will be celebrated at a festival spread across the town centre. You can sample dishes from an array of cuisines; think Lebanese bread at Baalbek Bakery; alfajores at Paula Continental Cakes; Iraqi samoon (flatbread) at Baraka Bakery; and Thai and Lao food at Green Peppercorn.
Participating eateries will be handing out free samples from 11am to 2pm (or until stocks run out). Once you’ve had your taste, head out to explore the surrounding streets. Expect roving street performers and family-friendly activities. There’ll be free face painting at the former Bing Lee store on Ware Street; free rides in Thomas Ware and Epoch plazas; and asado barbeque, a paella stall and cultural entertainment at the Crescent Plaza.
Kids can take part in free workshops, making tabouli, tortillas and apple doughnuts. They’ll pick produce from an on-site garden and learn how to use it to create a meal.
From 11am to 3pm.