Victoria Park, City Road, Chippendale NSW 2008
A great day 'out'
The sun was shining bright for this community event that officially launched the start of Mardi Gras Festival in Sydney. If you're a dog lover then there's plenty to check out including adorable ones in the dog shows. I can't believe how many competing Turkish Gozleme stalls I came across — six in total! That's ridiculous — they are literally taking over the festival world for sure. I decided to try the Seafood Paella instead for $10 a bowl which was promoting the Spanish Terrazas Restaurant. Was quite nice for festival food and somewhat filled me up for the day. I came across some interesting and well designed cakes by Gay Cakes. They are running a competition until 31 March 2010 to win a $500 voucher — check out the details online. Dykes on Bikes were showing off their amazing looking bikes and there were fun rides throughout the park being enjoyed by the crowds. The official after-party was at the Bank Hotel in Newtown.
Happy Mardi Gras!
PROS: Fun day out, Cute dogs on show, Free entertainment, Friendly colourful characters, Fun rides
CONS: Limited parking, Limited food options, Weather
MUST TRY: Remembering to put sunscreen on
Stall number 5
Dykes on Bikes
Ride with Pride with Dykes on Bikes
Enter by Donation