A Giant Picnic to Welcome Barangaroo Reserve


While we sit here in multiple layers, we’re dreaming of warmer days spent lazing on the grass, eating cheese and sipping chilled wine. We’re hoping this vision includes listening to music and enjoying that beautiful vibe that summer brings. But hey, that’s just us. If none of this sounds good to you at all, you might want to look away now.


If you’re still with us, Barangaroo Reserve is going to help us ring in the warmer weather with their Welcome Celebration, kicking things off with the September Giant Picnic on Sunday September 6. The stunning six-hectare foreshore park will be transformed into a celebration of all things spring. The Giant Picnic will open with a Welcome Walk where guests can explore the area, focusing on the Indigenous foundations of the park; there will then be an Opening Fire ceremony and even traditional song and dance.

From there the day will turn into a lazy afternoon of music from the likes of Thelma Plum, Casey Donocan, and Pirra. The food will be taken care of by some of the city’s finest chefs including Clayton Donovan, Christine Manfield, Aria Catering, Bourke Street Bakery, Martin Boetz of Cooks Co-Op, and more. There will also be pop up bars for the aforementioned chilled wine as well. Including drops from Lowe Wines and cider from Batlow Cider Co.


These festivities will continue for 12 weeks with music, art, talks, family events, and of course delicious eats and drinks. Each weekend will feature different acts and activities, all fit for the entire family.

The fun starts on September 6 and continues for 12 weekends. Registration is best, even though the events are free. To secure your spot and check out the entire line up, head to the official site.

About the author

Yoga teacher, writer, blogger, and marketing whiz – it’s safe to say Amy Collins is a busy little lady. Her idea of a stellar evening is yoga class followed by a glass of wine. Her favourite quote: “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”


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