This is one of the best community festivals in Brisbane and it is now in its 16th year. Full marks for fun and longevity. It is run by the community for the community in the middle of the community. Hats off to the Darra Community Group committee members who work tirelessly to bring you this event with FREE entry.
The Street Party was originally set up to showcase the local area to the residents. The event was created to allow residents who couldn't afford to go to the Ekka, an opportunity to have a great night out on a budget. They still pride themselves on this today. It's a community event bringing residents, local businesses and other local community groups together as one.
Darra Station Mural (May Cross)
Fast forward 16 years and the event has gone from strength to strength. Railway Parade will be closed to traffic to allow rides, games, foods from around the world, local bands and street performers to entertain the thousands of local residents, families and friends, and other fun-lovers who turn up to the event each year.
The 2019 event is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before, with food stalls from 12 different nationalities and some of Brisbane's best bands showcasing their talents on the main stage. The event is still very cost-effective for locals with unlimited rides with wristbands available for only $5. These can be purchased at the event.
Entertainment on stage including some of Brisbane's best bands.
Food stalls and food trucks from over 12 different international cuisines, with Vietnamese being highly popular.
Many other diverse stalls.
Street performers galore.
And much, much more.
Street Art in Darra Parade (May Cross)
As the event has grown, the Darra Community Group has worked hard to ensure that other local community organisations are given the opportunity to join in. Last time, despite the weather, over $10,000 was raised by the community stalls. This is fantastic for the local community as that money is then put back into programmes and events for the locals. The last couple of years has had over 20 different community organisations involved including local schools, sporting clubs, service groups such as Rotary, and charities such as Buy a Bale, Montrose Access and Life Without Barriers.