Celebrate NAIDOC week with NAIDOC in the City, Sydney

To finish off an epic NAIDOC week for another year, Sydney’s NAIDOC in the City is the perfect way to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures whilst enjoying good food, song, dance, art and Indigenous stories.

The theme for this years NAIDOC week is ‘Voice, Treaty, Truth’, focusing on the need for indigenous knowledge to be heard through indigenous voices.

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Finish off NAIDOC week with NAIDOC in the City, a Sydney event celebrating all things Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

Kicking off at 11am in Hyde Park tomorrow, an opening ceremony will take place including a traditional smoking ceremony, with the wonderful Wergaia musician Alice Skye starting her set at 11.20am. She’ll be followed by a number of other great artists on the main stage throughout the day, including Muggera Dancers with students from Chifley College Bidwill, Chris Tamwoy, The Merindas and Nooky and Kobie Dee.

There will be countless activities for kids at the event, including ‘dancestry’, cooking of fried scones, art workshops and Indigenous games. For the adults, the marketplace will be full of  local and authentic arts,crafts, and produce to purchase, including preserves and relishes with native ingredients, essential oils and creams as well as handmade jewellery and accessories.

With food stalls aplenty, crocodile sang choy bau and kangaroo chilli fries will be on the menu as well as an ‘earth oven’ at midday, showing off a traditional style of cooking with hot stones and natural materials as a way of cooking and sealing food for hours on end.

The festival finishes at 3pm, so make sure you get down there to join in on the celebrations as there’s definitely something for everyone!

Find out more here.