Summer Streets on Darlinghurst Road and Macleay Street

Sat 22nd January, 2022
11:00am – 10:00pm
Summer Streets on Darlinghurst Road and Macleay Street
Various Locations
Price: Free
The day of dining, drinks, entertainment and fun comes to Kings Cross.

With indoor entertainment options in Sydney slightly hampered, summer 2022 is all about the great outdoors. Every weekend this summer the City of Sydney is pedestrianising a main street to support local businesses. This Saturday January 22, it’s all happening at Kings Cross.

From 11am until late in the evening, Darlinghurst Road and Macleay Street will be closed to traffic for a full day of community spirit and socially distanced summer activities. The whole neighbourhood is getting involved with such attractions as a live DJ set at Greg Natale homewares on the corner of Macleay and Orwell Streets, to fitness challenges and activities courtesy of Boxing Works on Macleay Street.

There’ll also be performances throughout the day, including music from the New Orleans-inspired band Crawfish Po’Boys, party-ready roving band The Glorious Sousaphonics, and local Francophile group Spyglass. Also among the performances is the cheeky theatre troupe Deep Sea Astronauts and local drag queen heroes, Sydney Drag Royalty.

With pedestrian-only access to Darlinghurst Road and Macleay Street all day, it’s a welcome extension of the outdoor dining initiatives that have been in place over the last few years.

The Summer Streets program is part of a recovery plan aimed at helping businesses and communities adapt and thrive in the face of the challenges brought about by the pandemic. After this weekend, the initiative will continue on Redfern Street on Sunday January 23, Crown Street on Sunday February 6, Glebe Point Road on Saturday February 12, and Harris Street on Saturday February 19. There’s also a special evening in Haymarket on Saturday January 29 as part of Sydney Lunar Festival.

See more details and the full Summer Streets program.

This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with the City of Sydney. Summer Streets is funded by the NSW Government’s The Festival of Place.