It’s time to go and have a good lie down in preparation for the 720 hours of non-stop pleasure, otherwise known as Crave Sydney.
Kicking off on October 1, Crave begins with the Sydney International Food Festival (formerly known as Good Food Month) , a culinary whirling dervish that will spin through the city’s markets, bars and restaurants, finally coming to rest in the South Coast.
Starting from its original home base in Hyde Park, Art and About has sent its creative tentacles off exploring new lands with installations cropping up in Taylor Square, the laneways of George St and Fitzroy Gardens.
Over four long, hot nights, Darling Harbour Fiesta will take over the pavement. Sydney will have its booty shaken by bomba, cha cha and merengue rhythms brought to you by the musicians and dancers of Colombia, Cuba and Venezuela.
With names like Shark Island and Fort Denison, who could resist a little seafaring adventure as part of the Sydney Harbour Island Hopping program? Practice your quick step at the Tea Dance on Rodd Island or take your teddy to The Perfect Picnic on Clark Island.
No responsibility is taken if you laugh so hard you fall off your perch at the Cockatoo aka‘World’s Funniest’ Island comedy festival. Two days of mirth with the likes of Alexei Sayle, The Goodies and Merrick & Rosso.
Walk off some of the food festival damage and take in the scenery with the Seven Bridges Walk, starting from Milsons Point, then to The Rocks, Pyrmont, Rozelle, Hunters Hill, Lane Cove and Wollstonecraft.
On Sunday 25 October, 6,000 Sydneysiders will converge for Breakfast on the Bridge, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to eat a bowl of Cocoa Pops on a global icon.
1 – 30 October 2009