Local food vendors are set to showcase the many diverse flavours of Liverpool at this year’s Australia Day two-day event at Bigge Park, which is set to thrill locals and visitors with a pop-up bar, live tunes from local performers and a bunch of much-loved garden and arcade games as part of the Summer Series picnic event from 5pm.
As the sun sets, local people will be able to choose from an array of delicious cuisines while enjoying the open-air cinema with family-friendly movie screenings of Australian favourites The Sapphires and Red Dog.
Visitors will also have an array of beverages to choose from, including a selection of exclusive cocktails and mocktails from Australia’s most highly awarded distillery Archie Rose Distilling Co. inspired by the movie screening on the day.
Mayor of Liverpool Ned Mannoun said the event was about shining a spotlight on local businesses, many of whom had been affected by the COVID-19 lockdowns, and to take time out to celebrate the great diversity of our country.
“This year, we’ll be celebrating Australia Day Love Summer-style with festivities that will span two days and involve several local businesses in an effort to stimulate the economy while celebrating the rich culture of our region,” he said.
“We are proud to have a number of fantastic local businesses showcasing their food on the day and bringing the many flavours that enrich the fabric of Liverpool to our plates.
Sai Uday Chesukuthota from Liverpool’s Dosa Hut said he was excited for people to taste his food, including those who are familiar with Indian culture and those who aren’t.
“In order to learn a culture, you must see the culture and you must taste the food first, that’s what we are looking forward to at the Australia Day event. We’ll bring the food and introduce people to our Indian culture,
and I think it’ll be a lot of fun on the day,” he said.
Duy Thien Nguyen from Bun Me Baguette said he was really looking forward to showcasing the goodness Vietnamese cuisine has to offer, while continuing to build up the community.
“The day is about saying, hey Bun Me Baguette is here, we’re here to show love to the people who have been caring for us. Especially with what we have been going through over the past couple of years, they’ve been really tough. It will be good for us to get together, to share the joy and to lift up each other’s spirits.”
This Love Summer and Australia Day event series is proudly supported by 2DayFM, Archie Rose Distilling Co. and the NSW Government. Our Australia Day event will have the added support of the National Australia Day Council (NADC).