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Darra Street Party 2019 - FREE Event

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by May Cross (subscribe)
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Free family festival for fun
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Darra Street Art (May Cross)


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.

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Darra Street Art (May Cross)


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.

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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.

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Dragon Mural (May Cross)


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.

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Darra Street Party 2017 (May Cross)


Highlights of the party include:
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.
Fantastic displays.
Great raffles.
Fun Rides.
And much, much more.

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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.

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Darra Street Party 2018 (May Cross)


Details in a nutshell:
When: Friday 11 October
Time: From 4.30 pm to 9.00 pm
Where: Railway Parade Darra (next to the train station)
Cost: FREE entry and entertainment. Unlimited rides for only $5.
For further details, see the Darra Community Group and Street Festival website.


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Why? For the food and the rides
When: 11 October
Where: Railway Parade Darra (next to the train station)
Cost: Free entry
Your Comment
May,
Another great event and this Friday too. I do love "Street Art"
Susan
by Susan J Bowes (score: 3|1491) 174 days ago
Is the event open to all?
by eddie (score: 1|63) 174 days ago
Such a lovely evening. Nice article and beautiful pictures.
by Kylie (score: 0|5) 172 days ago
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